22nd USENIX Security Symposium
Here we are, attending once again USENIX Security Symposium (22nd edition) this time organized in Washington DC, US. This conference is known to be a leading forum to discuss and present novel and scientifically significant practical works in computer security. It is not that common to see two terms like practical and scientifically significant used in the same sentence, right? This is the reason why I have a weak spot for this conference. It really attracts that kind of research that lets you dream of what computer security can be, without losing contact with reality. It is also a wonderful way to catch up with former colleagues from academia, especially if they are presenting some of their ongoing research (but I will get to that later).