Sharing the Latest Security Knowledge at the NDSS Symposium

To keep the Internet robust and resilient, we need more research and collaboration into the security issues it faces.

The Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium is an annual event focused on the latest developments and research in network and distributed system security. The Internet Society has proudly hosted the NDSS Symposium since 1997. 

An incubator of ideas, the NDSS Symposium brings together leading academics, industry researchers, students, and security practitioners to discuss top-tier, peer-reviewed research and exchange ideas.

Each event features presentations on research papers, poster sessions, multiple co-located workshops, and keynote presentations from leaders in the systems security field. Now in its 30th year, the Symposium has grown into one of the world’s premier security conferences, attracting participants from all over the world.

The NDSS Symposium, which was originally called the Workshop on Network and Distributed System Security, was first held on 11-12 February, 1993 in San Diego, California. It was organized as workshop of the Privacy and Security Research Group of the Internet Research Task Force and hosted by the Internet Society and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The Internet Society has proudly hosted the NDSS Symposium since.

NDSS Symposium 2023

The NDSS Symposium 2023 takes place from 27 February – 3 March 2023 in San Diego, California. This year, we’re celebrating the Symposium’s 30th anniversary.

Strengthening the Internet 

Through the collaborative sharing of leading research on systems security, the NDSS Symposium helps the Internet community make the Internet more secure:

  • Potential new security attacks and vulnerabilities can be identified, mitigated, and shared in an open and accessible manner. 
  • New security technologies can be developed, published, and potentially standardized in an open and accessible manner
  • The next generation of Internet security researchers and practitioners can embark on their careers with a strong network of collaborators.  
  • Academic, industry, and standards communities can better understand the emerging security problems and solutions and will be better positioned to work together to solve them.

Get Involved

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Make the Most of Open Access to Research

Every research paper accepted by the NDSS Symposium is made available to everyone, everywhere, alongside slides and videos of presentations. This open access strengthens collaborative research and is one of the best features of the symposium.

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Standing the Test of Time

Each year, the Test of Time award honors NDSS Symposium papers published more than ten years ago that have made a significant impact on academia and industry. Honoring these papers highlights the important foundational research explored during the NDSS Symposium.

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Become a Sponsor

Show your organization’s support for emerging research and for the next generation of leaders in the systems security field. As a sponsor, you’ll receive visibility and recognition amongst top quality security researchers and practitioners.

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