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SSTIC 2017 wrap-up

This year, one member of the Portcullis team went to one of the biggest security events in France: SSTIC (Symposium sur la sécurité des technologies de l’information et des communications). This post will highlight the most interesting presentations. Many of the slides, articles and videos are available on the SSTIC website, but they are mostly in Fren
Publish At:2017-10-27 17:20 | Read:215 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog analysis conference SSTIC

BruCON Network 0x09 Wrap-Up

BruCON 0x09 is over! It’s time to have a look at the data captured during the last Thursday and Friday. As the previous years, the setup was almost the same: An Internet pipe with a bunch of access-points, everything interconnected through a pfSense firewall. The guest network (dedicated to attendees) traffic is captured and processed by a SecurityOnio
Publish At:2017-10-21 19:40 | Read:83 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event BruCON Conference Wrap-up

Hack.lu 2017 Wrap-Up Day 1

Hack.lu is ongoing in Luxembourg, already the thirteen edition! I arrived yesterday to attend a pre-conference event: the MISP summit. Today the regular talks were scheduled. It seems that more attendees joined this edition. The number of talks scheduled is impressive this year: 11 talks today and 12 talks on Wednesday and Thursday… Here is my wrap-up of the
Publish At:2017-10-21 19:40 | Read:137 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Conference hack.lu Wrap-up

Hack.lu 2017 Wrap-Up Day 2

As said yesterday, the second day started very (too?) early… The winner of the first slot was Aaron Zauner who talked about pseudo-random numbers generators. The complete title of the talk was “Because ‘User Random’ isn’t everything: a deep dive into CSPRGNs in Operating Systems & Programming Languages”. He started with an overview of random numbers gene
Publish At:2017-10-21 19:40 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Conference hack.lu Wrap-up

Hack.lu 2017 Wrap-Up Day 3

Hack.lu is already over and I’m currently waiting for my connecting flight in Munich, that’s the perfect opportunity to write my wrap-up. This one is shorter because I had to leave early to catch my flight to Hacktivity and I missed some talks scheduled in the afternoon. Thank Lufthansa for rebooking my flight so early in the afternoon… Any
Publish At:2017-10-21 19:40 | Read:115 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Conference hack.lu Wrap-up

FSEC 2017 Wrap-Up Day #2

Here we go with a quick wrap-up of the second day. It started smoothly around 09:00 and was dedicated to more technical talks. After some refill of coffee, I was ready to follow all talks presented in the main track. It started with LiveOverflow who presented “Play CTF“. CTF games (“Capture The Flag”) are present on the schedule of many infosec conferences 
Publish At:2017-09-08 19:05 | Read:296 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Security Conference Croatia FSEC

FSEC 2017 Wrap-Up Day #1

There are more and more infosec events worldwide and it’s always nice to attend new events and meet new people. This time, it is the case with FSEC. First visit to this security conference organized in Varazdin, Croatia. I had the honor to be invited as a speaker. This is already the seventh edition. FSEC was born thanks to the initiative of Tonimir Ki
Publish At:2017-09-08 00:20 | Read:261 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Security Conference Croatia FSEC

SSTIC 2017 Wrap-Up Day #2

Here is my wrap-up for the second day. From my point of view, the morning sessions were quite hard with a lot of papers based on hardware research. Anaïs Gantet started with “CrashOS : recherche de vulnérabilités système dans les hyperviseurs”. The motivations behind this research are multiple: virtualization of computers is everywhere today, not only on ser
Publish At:2017-06-09 19:35 | Read:667 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Security Conference Rennes SSTIC

SSTIC 2017 Wrap-Up Day #3

Here is my wrap-up for the last day. Hopefully, after the yesterday’s social event, the organisers had the good idea to start later… The first set of talks was dedicated to presentation tools. The first slot was assigned to Florian Maury, Sébastien Mainand: “Réutilisez vos scripts d’audit avec PacketWeaver”. When you are performed audit, the same tasks are a
Publish At:2017-06-09 19:35 | Read:554 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Security Conference Rennes SSTIC

SSTIC 2017 Wrap-Up Day #1

I’m in Rennes, France to attend my very first edition of the SSTIC conference. SSTIC is an event organised in France, by and for French people. The acronym means “Symposium sur la sécurité des technologies de l’information et des communications“. The event has a good reputation about its content but is also known to have a very strong
Publish At:2017-06-08 06:45 | Read:511 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Security Conference Rennes SSTIC

Diving into the Issues: Observations from SOURCE and AtlSecCon

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting three times, at two conferences, in two different countries: SOURCE in Boston, MA and at the Atlantic Security Conference (AtlSecCon) in Halifax, NS, Canada. The first event of my week was SOURCE Boston. This year marked the tenth anniversary of SOURCE Conference and it continues to pride itself on being one of the
Publish At:2017-05-06 05:40 | Read:570 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Security Research speaking conference security

HITB Amsterdam 2017 Day #1 Wrap-Up

I’m back in Amsterdam for the 8th edition of the security conference Hack in the Box. Last year, I was not able to attend but I’m attending it for a while (you can reread all my wrap-up’s here). What to say? It’s a very strong organisation, everything running fine, a good team dedicated to attendees. This year, the conference was based on f
Publish At:2017-04-16 16:20 | Read:564 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Security Amsterdam Conference HITB

HITB Amsterdam 2017 Day #2 Wrap-Up

After a nice evening with some beers and an excellent dinner with infosec peers, here is my wrap-up for the second day. Coffee? Check! Wireless? Check! Twitter? Check! As usual, the day started with a keynote. Window Snyder presented “All Fall Down: Interdependencies in the Cloud”. Window is the CSO of Fastly and, as many companies today, Fasly relies on man
Publish At:2017-04-16 16:20 | Read:574 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Security Amsterdam Conference HITB

TROOPERS 2017 Day #2 Wrap-Up

This is my wrap-up for the 2nd day of “NGI” at TROOPERS. My first choice for today was “Authenticate like a boss” by Pete Herzog. This talk was less technical than expected but interesting. It focussed on a complex problem: Identification. It’s not only relevant for users but for anything (a file, an IP address, an application, …). Pete started by providing
Publish At:2017-03-24 02:00 | Read:649 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Security Conference Germany Troopers

TROOPERS 2017 Day #3 Wrap-Up

The third day is already over! Today the regular talks were scheduled split in three tracks: offensive, defensive and a specific one dedicated to SAP. The first slot at 09:00 was, as usual, a keynote. Enno Rey presented ten years of TROOPERS. What happened during all those editions? The main ideas behind TROOPERS have always been that everybody must learn so
Publish At:2017-03-24 02:00 | Read:882 | Comments:0 | Tags:Event Security Conference Germany Troopers

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