Legal

DeepSec2016 Talk: Smart Sheriff, Dumb Idea: The Wild West of Government Assisted Parenting – Abraham Aranguren & Fabian Fäßler

Posted by on November 4, 2016 at 8:35 am

Would you want to let your kids discover the darker corners of the Internet without protection? Wouldn’t it be handy to know what they do online, to be alerted when they search for dangerous keywords and to be able to control what websites they can visit and even when they play games? Worry no longer, […]

DeepSec Video: Legal Responses Against Cyber Incidents

Posted by on February 16, 2016 at 9:05 am

Despite current efforts to adapt existing legal instruments to regulate hostile activities in cyber space, there is uncertainty about the legal situation of actors affected by these actions. Part of this uncertainty is due to the fact that the cyber domain is technically complex; there is a strong need for collaboration between technical and legal […]

DeepSec Video: The German Data Privacy Laws and IT Security

Posted by on January 27, 2016 at 8:03 am

Data protection and information security are often seen as different species. Why? Where is the difference between protection, defence, security, and offence? There are a lot of relations between the terms. Stefan Schumacher (Magdeburger Institut für Sicherheitsforschung) gave a presentation at DeepSec 2015 on how to link privacy with security: „Hesse introduced the first data […]

Endangered Species: Full Disclosure in Information Security

Posted by on November 6, 2015 at 9:15 am

History, fictive or real, is full of situations where doubts meet claims. Nearly every invention, every product will be eyed critically, analysed, and tested. There are even whole magazines fully dedicated to this sport, be it for example, consumer protection, reviews of computer games or the car of the year. When it comes to testing […]

Digital Naval Warfare – European Safe Harbor Decree has been invalidated

Posted by on October 8, 2015 at 8:01 pm

The global cargo traffic on the Internet needs to revise its routes. The Court of Justice of the European Union has declared the so-called „Safe Harbor“ agreement between the European Commission (EC) and US-American companies as invalid. The agreement was a workaround to export the EU Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of personal data to […]

Dual Use Equation: Knowledge + Vulnerability = “Cyber” Nuclear Missile

Posted by on June 21, 2015 at 10:49 pm

We all rely on software every  day, one way or another. The bytes that form the (computer) code all around us are here to stay. Mobile devices connected to networks and networked computing equipment in general is a major part of our lives now. Fortunately not all systems decide between life or death in case […]

Accounts receivable and payable

Posted by on April 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

From now on all incoming and outgoing payments for DeepSec and DeepINTEL tickets, sponsor packages, speaker travel reimbursements, hotel, accommodation, catering, support for the community etc. will only be accepted resp. paid in Bitcoins. As we do not trust electronic money transfers (hey, guys – we conduct a security conference!) the following rules will apply: […]