Workshop Overview

The goal of the Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER) 2014 workshop is to help the security community quickly identify and learn from both success and failure from all properly conducted, solid experimental cyber security research. Our aim is to encourage people to share not only what works, but also what does not, along with solid experimental methods and results that back up their claims. This is the primary goal of this workshop. 

Topics include, but are not limited to

  • Methods and designs for security experiments
  • Experimental confounds, mistakes, and mitigations
  • Successes and failures reproducing experimental techniques and/or results
  • Issues in hypothesis and methods development (e.g., realism, fidelity, scale)
  • Unsuccessful research in experimental security

This workshop focuses on cyber security research that has a valid hypothesis and reproducible experimental methodology. It also encourages results that were unexpected or did not validate the hypotheses, where the methodology addressed difficult and/or unexpected issues, or that unsuspected confounding issues were found in previous work.

2014 LASER Workshop 
Dates TBD


What's New

LASER 2014 is currently being planned. Please check back for details.

Further Information

If you have questions or comments about LASER, or if you would like additional information about the workshop, contact us at:

LASER Sponsors

The National Science Foundation  

The Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA)

SRI International

   Zakon Group