I am looking for journals to keep track of the latest advances in reverse engineering, binary analysis, malware, binary exploitation, etc.

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    IMO if you want "latest advances", you have to go beyond academia and into the field.
    – Igor Skochinsky
    Jan 18, 2019 at 15:28
  • In my opinion, academia is years behind the industry. Jun 26, 2022 at 12:00

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This is an indirect answer to your question, but hopefully still useful. There are multiple conferences that feature state-of-the-art work in this space. If anyone knows of more, feel free to add on to this list.

(links are to the archives of the conferences, whenever possible)

There are of course the juggernauts: DEF CON (full media archive, YouTube playlists of talks) and Black Hat (site archive with slides + white papers, YouTube playlists of talks). Neither is exclusively focused on what you asked about, but they both have plenty of good content on these topics.

Bonus: PoC||GTFO is a completely different style of research than any conference listed above, but it's full of great information and is lots of fun to read.

Bonus 2: InfoCon is the best archive of hacking conference content that exists.

InfoCon is a community supported, non-commercial archive of all the past hacking related convention material that can be found.

  • Ah! I thought it was only academic conferences!!! Sorry! Yes, Infiltrate, RECon and OffensiveCon are also well known! Good catch.
    – perror
    Jan 17, 2019 at 20:04
  • Thenk you for the nice list!
    – karsten
    Nov 6, 2023 at 11:21

You have a few academic workshops and conferences about the topic (or close to the topic). But, most of them are appearing and disappearing quite often unfortunately. So, it is difficult to come with a long lasting list of conferences. Anyway, here is an attempt:

Still Alive Conferences

  • RAID (International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses) (21 years old)
  • Journal of Computer Virology and Hacking Techniques (Springer) (15 years old)
  • WOOT (Workshop on Offensive Technologies) (12 years old)
  • SSPREW (Software Security, Protection, and Reverse Engineering / Software Security and Protection Workshop) (8 years old)
  • CODASPY (ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy) (8 years old)
  • BotConf (Botnet fighting Conference) (6 years)
  • EuroS&P (IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy) (4 years old)
  • ROOTS (Reversing and Offensive-oriented Trends Symposium) (2 years old)

Discontinued Conferences

  • WCRE (Working Conference on Reverse Engineering)
  • SPRO (Workshop on Software PROtection)

These lists are definitely non-exhaustive, so feel free to tell me if I forget something!


There is also malware conference which has been running since at least 2011. https://www.malwareconference.org/

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