The seventh edition of the SecSE workshop will focus on techniques, experiences and lessons learned for engineering secure and dependable software.

Software security is about protecting information and ensuring that systems continue to function correctly even when under malicious attack. The traditional approach of securing a system has been to create defensive walls such as intrusion detection systems and firewalls around it, but there are always cracks in these walls, and thus such measures are no longer sufficient by themselves. We need to be able to build better, more robust and more “inherently secure” systems, and we should strive to achieve these qualities in all software systems, not just in the ones that “obviously” need special protection.

Keynote Speaker

Gary McGraw (Cigital) will give a keynote on the BSIMM4 at SecSE 2013.

Journal Special Issue

Distinguished papers submitted to SecSE will be invited to submit revised and extended versions for publication in the International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (ISSN 1947-3036).


This workshop is sponsored by NESSoS, the Network of Excellence on Engineering Secure Future Internet Software Services and Systems and Aniketos.

  • NESSoS
  • Aniketos


  • March 29th: Submission deadline extended to April 15th
  • March 20th: Publishing with IEEE CPS confirmed
  • March 11th: Program committee confirmed
  • February 25th: Gary McGraw (Cigital) announced as keynote speaker
  • January 17th: New website is on-line
Last update: 29 March 2013