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DeepINTEL 2017 – Modern Strategies for Information Security

Published on March 13, 2017 By sanna

Seminar on Digital Defence with Experts. The news is full of reports covering attacks against networked systems and digital components. Every day there is new media coverage about stolen data, compromised accounts, the impact of malicious software, digital second strikes, cyber attacks between countries and new vulnerabilities in computer systems. All that leads to the […]

DeepSec2016 Talk: Of Mice and Keyboards: On the Security of Modern Wireless Desktop Sets – Gerhard Klostermeier

Published on November 3, 2016 By sanna

Wireless desktop sets have become more popular and more widespread in the last couple of years. From an attacker’s perspective, these radio-based devices represent an attractive target both allowing to take control of a computer system and to gain knowledge of sensitive data like passwords. Wireless transmissions offer attackers a big advantage: you don’t have […]

DeepSec2016 Talk: AMSI: How Windows 10 Plans To Stop Script Based Attacks and How Good It Does That – Nikhil Mittal

Published on October 20, 2016 By sanna

In his talk Nikhil Mittal will focus on AMSI: In Windows 10, Microsoft introduced the AntiMalware Scan Interface (AMSI), which is designed to target script based attacks and malware. Script based attacks have been lethal for enterprise security and with the advent of PowerShell, such attacks have become increasingly common. AMSI targets malicious scripts written […]

DeepSec 2016 Workshop: Fundamentals of Routing and Switching from a Blue and Red Team Perspective – Paul Coggin

Published on October 12, 2016 By sanna

Penetrating networks has never been easier. Given the network topology of most companies and organisations, security has been reduced to flat networks. There is an outside and an inside. If you are lucky there is an extra network for exposed services. Few departments have retained the skills to properly harden network equipment – and we […]

DeepSec2016 Talk: Cover Your SaaS: Protecting Your Cloud With Analytics and Machine Learning – Ian Thornton-Trump

Published on September 24, 2016 By sanna

Some people call military intelligence an oxymoron. This usually happens when something goes wrong. It might be due to sloppy reconnaissance, operations, or simply bad luck. While it’s always good to have someone or something to blame, things are not so easy in modern „cyberspace“. Improving your security means to have something to base this […]

Buy your ticket for 44CON – and go to prison for free!

Published on August 31, 2016 By lynx

Forget Winter! 44CON is coming! The conference will be 14 to 16 September 2016 in London. The schedule is online. Take a look! This year’s 44CON also features a Capture The Flag (CTF) contest. It is hosted by the UK Ministry of Justice. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, consists of breaking into […]

Preliminary Schedule of DeepSec 2016 – almost done

Published on August 20, 2016 By lynx

We got over 100 submissions for DeepSec 2016! This is a new record. Consider that we have only room for about 40% of the content. While you may be impatient to hear about the trainings and the talks, please bear with us. We are in the final round of reviews and will have the preliminary […]

DeepSec 2016 Call for Papers – Reminder – 24h to go!

Published on July 30, 2016 By lynx

The Call for Papers for the tenth DeepSec conference officially ends in 24 hours. This is a gentle reminder to submit your presentation or your kick-ass workshop.

Intelligence on the Silver Screen: A Good American Kickstarter Campaign

Published on July 21, 2016 By lynx

Surveillance has a bad reputation. No one likes to be watched. Yet infosec researchers, sysadmins, and developers talk a lot about log files. We need to watch stuff for various reasons. You got your mail logs, diagnostic messages, performance metrics, network addresses, and more painstakingly sorted by timestamps and maybe geolocation. Log data is part […]

BSides London 2016 – Schedule

Published on June 4, 2016 By lynx

In case you haven’t noticed, the London BSides schedule is up. The Rookie track starts right with the most important part of information security – opsec. Behaviour is on a par with expensive security hardware and your favourite protection software. Wearables, video games, hidden data, malware mythbusting, and more follow next. The main schedule features […]

The Didactic Side of Information Security

Published on May 18, 2016 By lynx

Explaining complicated topics with a lot of dependencies is hard. Even the operation of devices such as computers, telephones, or cloud(ed) applications can’t be described in a few sentences. Well, you can, if you use the tried and true lie-to-children method coined by Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart. If you really want to dive into […]

DeepSec 2016 Call for Papers is officially open!

Published on April 15, 2016 By lynx

DeepSec 2016 is coming! We have set up the Call for Paper manager to accept your submissions for talks and workshops. Keep the „cyber“ distractions low, maximise content. DeepSec is all about hard facts and solid research. The Internet of Stuff/Things has gained momentum. Given the current IoT security designs, this technology will keep security […]

FBI, NSA, DoD and CDC join forces to combat Cyber Pathogens

Published on April 1, 2016 By lynx

The world economy is threatened by a new strain of microorganisms. These so-called cyber pathogens spread via networks and the touch of digital devices. They can also lie dormant for days and months, only to spring to life when the victim’s immune system is at its weakest point. It is widely believed that cyber pathogens […]

DeepSec Video: The German Data Privacy Laws and IT Security

Published on January 27, 2016 By lynx

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 […]

Last Chance to See: RuhrSec Early Bird Tickets

Published on January 26, 2016 By lynx

If you have no money but some time to spare, you should head over to the RuhrSec ticket shop and get yourself some freshly issued Early Bird tickets! Our friends in Bochum have a decent schedule for you. Inevitably  the Internet of Things gets broken (again), you hear more about TLS v1.3, caches get a […]