Mission Statement

Defence – Beating the Odds with Knowledge

Posted by on October 13, 2015 at 1:37 pm

When did you write your last business letter? You probably don’t recall, because you write one all of the time. When did you last use ink and paper to do this? If you can’t remember the answer to this question, don’t bother trying. Digital communication is part of our daily life, not only in the […]

DeepSec 2015 is coming – save the Date!

Posted by on January 31, 2015 at 10:23 pm

We are back from our break. We have been busy behind the scenes. The video recordings of DeepSec 2014 have been fully post-processed. The video files are currently on their way to our Vimeo account. The same goes for the many photographs that were taken by our photographer at the conference. We are preparing a […]

Musings about PRISM and the Like, or an Appeal to Reasoning

Posted by on July 17, 2013 at 8:23 am

Spying and Distrust are not new, Full Stop. We are old enough to have witnessed many large spying programs in “real time”, starting in the 90ies and continuing until now. Everybody spies on everybody else, everybody tries to use every resource available to gain any kind of intelligence useful for the very own benefit. Alliances, […]

Products, Vendors, Security, and Bias

Posted by on July 4, 2013 at 1:14 am

The DeepSec conference is meant to be a neutral event where security related topics can be discussed without bias. Periodically we have discussions with companies about this issue. Our web site states that DeepSec is a non-product, non-vendor-biased conference event. In short this simply means that the topics discussed at DeepSec are all about facts […]

Podcast Finux Tech Weekly #25 with DeepSec CfP and U21

Posted by on June 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm

MiKa and me have been chatting with Finux for his latest recording of the Finux Tech Weekly #25 (mp3/ogg download). We talked about the next DeepSec conference and our special U21 initiative for young security researchers. We like to support young researchers (under the age of 21, hence U21) and enable them to present their […]

A Security Conference is not a Flashmob

Posted by on January 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Suddenly: Security Speakers! (This is the first part of a series which can be regarded as our “Mission Statements”.) No, this is not what a conference should be like: By some obscure coincidence 32 speakers emerge with a talk in their pockets and hit the stage, one after the other. Rather this is true: We […]