Ross Anderson has died

René Pfeiffer/ March 30, 2024/ High Entropy, Misc/ 0 comments

We mourn the loss of security researcher Ross Anderson. His contribution to information security and digital privacy was significant. His book Security Engineering is a cornerstone for everyone diving into the complex world of digital security. Ross taught at the University of Cambridge and Edinburgh University. He was a very prolific writer and published insights into the technological aspects of information security. He will be missed.

Thanks for attending DeepSec 2015!

René Pfeiffer/ November 20, 2015/ Conference, Misc

DeepSec 2015 is over. We had a fantastic time, great presentations, lots of conversations about the state of information security, and many other issues. You can do a lot more when you are not lost in a big crowd, not being able to connect to speakers, sponsors, and fellow IT security enthusiasts. A big thank you to all our speakers, attendees, trainers, supporters, staff, sponsors, partners, and the IT security community! See all of you in 2016!

DeepSec wishes you a Happy New Year 2014!

René Pfeiffer/ December 31, 2013/ Misc

The DeepSec team wishes you a Happy New Year 2014! We hope that you will put your ideas for the coming 12 months into reality. We have some New Year’s resolutions as well, and we hope to implement them in the months to come. Supporting rookie security researchers and fostering the scientific approach to, well, research in information security. If you call yourself a researcher, then you should employ scientific methods. It’s simple, and we will explain in ample depth what this is all about. Don’t party too hard! 😉 There’s work to be done.

DeepSec 365 Conference Track and Disinformation

René Pfeiffer/ April 2, 2012/ Misc, Stories

We admit. We could not resist. Bazinga! Writing articles to be published on 1 April is fun, and you probably should not read any news on this day (or blog articles or anything, don’t even talk to people until 2 April). If you consider the disinformation practised on All Fools’ Day and connect it to security the fun stops. You rely on information and its accuracy to counter threats. So in turn disinformation can be regarded as a hacker tool. Social engineering people probably know this already. Since our CfPs for DeepINTEL and DeepSec 2012 are open: If you explore disinformation as a hacker tool and can show its impact on the security routine of potential targets/defenders, why not turn your findings into a presentation and send it to us? We want to know

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Welcome to 2011!

René Pfeiffer/ January 1, 2011/ Misc

Welcome to the new year 2011! Hopefully you have arrived safely and in the best of spirits. We wish you a happy new year! And we look forward to see if the forecast with predicted security nightmares for 2011 will turn into reality. There’s definitely a chance.