Second International Workshop on Machine Learning for Cybersecurity (MLCS 2020) co-located with ECMLPKDD 2020 (http://mlcs.lasige.di.fc.ul.pt/) will be held in Ghent, Belgium, from September 14th to September 18th, 2020. Donato Malerba and Annalisa Appice are in the Organizing Committee of this event.
The last decade has been a critical one regarding cybersecurity, with studies estimating the cost of cybercrime to be up to 0.8 percent of the global GDP. The capability to detect, analyze, and defend against threats in (near) real-time conditions is not possible without employing machine learning techniques and big data infrastructure. This gives rise to cyberthreat intelligence and analytic solutions, such as (informed) machine learning on big data and open-source intelligence, to perceive, reason, learn, and act against cyber adversary techniques and actions. Moreover, organisations’ security analysts have to manage and protect systems and deal with the privacy and security of all personal and institutional data under their control. The aim of this workshop is to provide researchers with a forum to exchange and discuss scientific contributions, open challenges and recent achievements in machine learning and their role in the development of secure systems.