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Welcome to The International Conference on Cybersecurity 2019 (ICoCSec2019), hosted by Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) on 25 ~ 26 September 2019 at USIM, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan Malaysia.

Malaysia is the third among 193 countries in terms of its commitment to cybersecurity, according to the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2017. Cybersecurity is set as one of the National Priority Areas which is comprised under the National Policy IR4.0 (Cyber Security, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence).

Inline with the strong indication by the government and its relevant cybersecurity agencies, a recent series of RoundTable Discussion have been held recently among a group of researchers who are committed to position Malaysia as an emerging powerhouse in Cybersecurity. In April 2019, The CyberSecurity Academia Malaysia (CSAM) is successfully formed as a Special Interest Group under Majlis Dekan ICT a.k.a. MADICT (Council for ICT Deans) to strategise and strengthen the cooperation among academia. For 2019-2020, CSAM is led by UKM via UKM Center for Cyber Security.

The International Conference on Cybersecurity 2019 (ICoCSec2019) is a conference recognised under the CSAM initiative.

ICoCSec2019 is a dedicated platform for the advancement in cybersecurity covering very broad area of interest i.e. information security, network security, application security etc.

This is to encourage participation and promotion of collaborative scientific, industrial and academic inter-workings among individual researchers, practitioners, members of existing associations, academia, regulatory bodies, and including government departments and agencies.

Hence, ICoCSec2019 invites researchers and industry practitioners to submit papers that encompass principles, analysis, design, methods and applications. All submitted papers are independently peer-reviewed.

Selected Quality Papers will be invited to be published into the following journal:
The Malaysian Journal of Computer Science (MJCS) (ISSN 0127-9084)

Topic Coverage

ICoCSec2019 welcomes research papers covering in the area of Cybersecurity, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Data and software security
  • Network Security
  • Database security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Cryptography, Steganography and Watermarking
  • Key management, public key infrastructures, certification, revocation, and authentication
  • Security metrics and models
  • Malware detection and mitigation
  • Intrusion detection and response, Intrusion Prevention
  • Anti-spam, Anti-phishing
  • Authentication & privacy
  • E-Commerce security, Financial Technology Security
  • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Security
  • Social Engineering and Cyber Ethics
  • Cyber Law, Policy, Strategy Legislation, Compliance and Standardisation
  • Cyber Crime and Cyber Harassment
  • Software Tampering
  • Cyber Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity Awareness, Assurance & Management
  • Vulnerability exploitation & Ethical Hacking
  • Other topics

Any immediate concerns, suggestions and comments can be directly sent to


Keynote Speakers


Keynote Speech 1

Prof. Dr. Jemal H. Abawajy
Deakin University, Australia



Keynote Speech 2

Prof. Dr. Jiankun Hu
UNSW Canberra Cyber, Australia

Privacy-preserving Big data Analytics: Progress and Open Research Questions



Technical Programme Committee

Prof. Dr. Steven Furnell
University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Nathan L Clarke
University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Professor Jemal H. Abawajy, SMIEEE
Deakin University, Australia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Razvan Beuran
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan

Ts. Dr. Solahuddin Shamsuddin C|CISO
CyberSecurity Malaysia

Prof. Dato' Dr. Norbik Bashah Idris
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Norita Md Norwawi, IEEE
Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Miss Laiha Mat Kiah
University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia

Prof. Ts. Dr. Rabiah Ahmad
Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Norul Huda Sheikh Abdullah
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Izura Udzir
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Badrul Anuar
University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Afendee Mohamed
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Malaysia

Dr. Anazida Zainal
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

Organising Committee

General Chair
Dr. Mohd Fadzli Marhusin

Dr. Azuan Ahmad

General Secretary
Dr. Nur Hafiza Zakaria

Finance Chair
Dr. Hanifah Binti Abdul Hamid

Publication Chair
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Zalisham Jali

Co-Publication Chair
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurlida Basir

Journal Publications
Dr. Shakir Mohd Saudi

Journal Publications
Dr. Rossilawati Sulaiman
UKM Center for Cybersecurity

Technical and Logistic
Dr. Anvar Narzullaev

Sponsorship & Industry Relation
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Madihah Mohd Saudi
Dr. Syaril Nizam Omar
Dr. Sundresan Perumal

Certificates and Souvenirs
Dr. Nur Fatin Nabila Mohd Rafei Heng

Anyone who are interested to serve as Reviewer, please contact the General Chair/Publication-Chair.


The following is the information regarding fees. Please check carefully your level of participation vs. the amount of fees. Catch the Early Bird Discount and Save on Conference Registration no later than 10 Sept 2019.

Category Early Bird (No later than 10 Sept 2019)* Normal Rate (from 11 Sept 2019 onwards)*
Student 1400 350 1600 400
Non Student 1600 400 1800 450
Participant 600 150 600 150

*Additional paper per author/presenter will be charged MYR1000**/USD250 **Only for Malaysian institutions. The price above are inclusive of the following: – Conference Material – 2-day Conference’s Lunch & Coffee/Tea Breaks Payment method

Payment can be made through:
CASH Please contact
NORMAL TRANSFER(IBG) INSTANT TRANSFER(IBFT) FOREIGN TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER(FTT) Beneficiary Name : UNIVERSITI SAINS ISLAM MALAYSIA (USIM) Bank’s full name: BANK ISLAM MALAYSIA BERHAD (BIMB) Account number: 05058010008884 Branch Code : 4005058 Swift Code: BIMBMYKL Branch Address: 7182, Jalan BBN 1/2 E, Putra Point, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

PLEASE MENTION ICoCSec2019 and YOUR PAPER ID IN TRANSACTION REFERENCE. After performing the transfer, please email a copy of the transaction’s slip to All bank charges are to be borne by the participants. IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. All presenters and participants are required to register before the event.
  2. Students are required to attach a copy of their student card/ID during registration.
  3. There is no refund for cancellation.


Important Dates

Full paper submission deadline : 30 April 2019
Full paper extended submission deadline : 30 June 2019 New Full paper extended submission deadline : 24 August 2019
Notification for Acceptance : 31 July 2019 27 August 2019
Camera Ready Paper Submission : 10 September 2019
Conference Dates : 25 – 26 September 2019


Paper Format

6 pages paper in length including references. Please follow 2-column IEEE format. Click here for IEEE Template.

Venue & Accomodation Arrangement

The conference will be organised at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.

Accomodation Arrangement : Please contact to facilitate your booking request.

Papers Submitted


Papers Accepted

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Conference Schedule

The following is the general schedule for the 2-day conference. Detailed paper presentation schedule will be release later.

  • Registration & Breakfast Day 1
  • Openings Day 1
  • Keynotes Session Day 1
  • Paper Presentation Session Day 1 & 2
  • Morning Break Day 1 & 2
  • Lunch Break Day 1 & 2
  • Afternoon Coffee Break Day 1 & 2
  • RoundTable Discussion Day 2
  • Workshop Day 2
  • Senate Hall
Registration and Refreshment
08:00 AM - 09:00 AMRegistration and Refreshment By ----

Registration at the Conference Venue & Breakfast at the Hotel

  • Senate Hall
Opening & Recitation
09:00 AM - 09:05 AMOpening & Recitation

Opening & Recitation

National Anthem and USIM Terus Maju
09:10 AM - 09:30 AMNational Anthem and USIM Terus Maju

USIM Terus Maju

Welcoming Remarks
09:30 AM - 09:45 AMWelcoming Remarks By Prof. Dato Dr. Roshada HashimDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation Affairs), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia


Photo Session
09:45 AM - 10:00 PMPhoto Session

Senate Hall & Ground Floor Chancellery

  • Senate Hall
Keynote Speech 1
10:00 AM - 10:45 AMKeynote Speech 1 By --TBA----TBA--

Keynote Speech 2
11:00 AM - 11:45 AMKeynote Speech 2 By --TBA----TBA--

Q & A Session
11:45 AM - 12:15 AMQ & A Session

Question and Answer session with the keynote speakers

  • Senate Hall
Paper Presentation – Day 1
02:00 PM - 04:40 PMPaper Presentation – Day 1

Paper No 1~8

Paper Presentation – Day 2
09:00 AM - 01:00 PMPaper Presentation – Day 2

Paper 9~21

  • Senate Hall
Morning Break Day 1
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMMorning Break Day 1

Free Flow

  • Chancellery Level 6 & Gallery Level 1
Lunch Break Day 1
01:00 PM - 02:00 PMLunch Break Day 1
Lunch Break Day 2
01:00 PM - 02:00 PMLunch Break Day 2
  • Senate Hall
Afternoon Coffee Break Day 1
03:30 PM - 04:00 PMAfternoon Coffee Break Day 1

Free Flow

Afternoon Coffee Break Day 2
03:30 PM - 04:00 PMAfternoon Coffee Break Day 2

Free Flow

  • Senate Hall
RoundTable Discussion
02:00 PM - 04:30 PMRoundTable Discussion
  • Senate Hall
02:00 PM - 04:30 PMWorkshop By --TBA----TBA--

Exploit and Vulnerability/Other Topics