IEEE 4th Cyber Awareness and Research Symposium 2024 ( CARS'24 )

October 28 - 29, 2024 (in-person and online)

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

About the Conference

CARS is jointly hosted by the Center for Cyber Security Research (C2SR) and UIT to promote state-of-the-art cyber security activities and raise awareness.

The symposium will provide networking opportunities for industry professionals, academia, students, and the community. Conference attendees will gain an understanding of emerging concepts in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven threat intelligence, data science for cybersecurity, advanced persistent threats (APTs), open-source intelligence (OSINT).

CARS is a great way to stay informed about the current cyber threat landscape. It caters to a broad audience of academics, students, and industry professionals through its featured line of talks based on the awareness and research themes.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline

July 30, 2024 // 11p.m. CST

Notification of Acceptance

August 30, 2024

Camera-Ready Submission

September 30, 2024

What Topics we will Discuss

AI and Machine Learning in Cyber Security

Human-Centric Cyber Security

Critical Infrastructure Security

Specialized Security Domains

Network and IoT Security

Cyber Security Awareness/Industry


Panel Session:
Safeguarding US Healthcare Critical Infrastructure: Digitization and Cyber Security Challenges in Medical Industry

The modern healthcare ecosystem thrives on digital innovation, with electronic health records (EHRs) and connected medical devices at its core. However, the digitization of health information has also exposed the sector to unprecedented cyber threats, making the protection of critical healthcare infrastructure a matter of paramount importance. This panel delves deeper into the multifaceted challenges of securing healthcare data and devices, emphasizing ethical considerations, the security of EHR systems, and the broader implications of cybersecurity breaches on patient care and privacy.

Capture the Flag Contest:

The UND CyberHawks National Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition invites U.S. middle school, high school, and college students to demonstrate their cybersecurity skills. Hosted by the University of North Dakota’s Center for Cyber Security Research and partnered with MetaCTF, the competition covers areas such as forensics, cryptography, web exploitation, and Modbus communication protocols. Participants can form teams of 1-4 members, with mixed middle and high school teams placed in the high school category. The event features a virtual qualifier from September 16-20, 2024, where teams compete in a six-hour CTF challenge. The top 20 teams will advance to the final competition on October 28, 2024, at the UND Memorial Union during the IEEE Cyber Security & Research Symposium (CARS). Prizes include raffle tickets and awards for the top three teams in each category, totaling over $2,000. Registration is open until September 10, 2024, via


CategoryEarly BirdRegularLate
Author Registration
IEEE Member$500$600$650
IEEE Non- Member$600$700$750
Attendee Registration
IEEE Member$250$300$350
IEEE Non- Member$350$400$450
Extra Page Fee (for pages beyond 6, up to 9)$50 per extra page

If you are a student and presenting a paper you MUST register in the Author category.
Full registration covers two papers under Author registration category

For financially disadvantaged countries please fill out the following form to request reduced registration rate of $150. We will need a letter of support from your advisor or employer, stating there is no support.

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