Security

DeepSec 2018 Talk: Security Response Survival Skills – Benjamin Ridgway

Posted by on October 17, 2018 at 9:15 am

Jarred awake by your ringing phone, bloodshot eyes groggily focus on a clock reading 3:00 AM. A weak “Hello?” barely escapes your lips before a colleague frantically relays the happenings of the evening. As the story unfolds, you start to piece together details leading you to one undeniable fact: Something has gone horribly wrong… Despite […]

Translated RadioFM4 Article: Hype about “Chinese Espionage Chips” stems from the Pentagon

Posted by on October 16, 2018 at 11:55 am

[Editor’s note: This article was originally published on the web site of the FM4 radio channel of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation. We have translated the text in order to make the content accessible for our English-speaking audience, because the author raises some important questions.] In the FM4 fact check the sensational report by the business […]

Translated Press Release: Systemic Errors as Vulnerabilities – Backdoors and Trojan Horses

Posted by on October 9, 2018 at 9:01 pm

DeepSec and Privacy Week highlight consequences of backdoors in IT Vienna (pts009/09.10.2018/09:15) – Ever since the first messages were sent, people try to intercept them. Today, our modern communication society writes more small, digital notes than one can read along. Everything is protected with methods of mathematics – encryption is omnipresent on the Internet. The […]

DeepSec 2018 Talk: A Tour of Office 365, Azure & SharePoint, through the Eyes of a Bug Hunter – Dr.-Ing Ashar Javed

Posted by on October 5, 2018 at 9:00 am

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) outbreak has started almost twenty years ago and since then it has been infecting web applications at a concerning pace. It is feared that the influx of programs and bug hunters arriving at bug bounty platforms will worsen the situation given more disclosed cases of bug(s) or public citing and viewing. According […]

DeepSec 2018 Talk: Leveraging Endpoints to Boost Incident Response Capabilities – Francisco Galian, Mauro Silva

Posted by on October 5, 2018 at 8:51 am

The information technology world is full of terms and acronyms. You got servers, nodes, clients, workstations, mobile devices, lots of stuff talking via the network to even more stuff. And then you got security breaches. How do you detect the latter? Well, you look for things out of the ordinary. Error messages, anomalies in behaviour, […]

DeepSec 2018 Talk: Dissecting The Boot Sector: The Hunt for Ransomware in the Boot Process – Raul Alvarez

Posted by on October 4, 2018 at 9:15 am

Ransomware is as cyber as it gets these days. It’s all over the news, and it is a lucrative business case. Modern malicious software has been put to work for its masters. It is the platform of deployment for a whole variety of additional code. So why is ransomware not the same as any other […]

DeepSec 2018 Talk: Uncovering Vulnerabilities in Secure Coding Guidelines – Fernando Arnaboldi

Posted by on October 3, 2018 at 9:05 am

Several government-related and private organizations provide guidance on how to improve the security of existing software as well as best practices for developing new code. These organizations include the Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) Secure Coding Standards, Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE), Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) […]

DeepSec 2018 Talk: Security as a Community Healthcare: Helping Small Non-Profit Organisations Stay Secure – Eva Blum-Dumontet

Posted by on October 2, 2018 at 8:45 am

This talk will look at the way Privacy International has relied on its experience from working with a network of small NGOs across the Global South to shape its approach to security and develop Thornsec, an automated way to deploy, test, and audit internal and external services for an organisation. Privacy International works with a […]

DeepSec 2018 Training: Malware Analysis Intro – Christian Wojner

Posted by on September 28, 2018 at 8:45 am

With malware (malicious software) featuring crypto-trojans (ransomware), banking-trojans, information- and credential-stealers, bot-nets of various specifications, and, last but not least, industry- or even state-driven cyber espionage, the analysis of this kind of software ıs becoming more and more important these days. With a naturally strong focus on Microsoft Windows based systems this entertaining first-contact workshop […]

DeepSec 2018 Training: ERP Security: Assess, Exploit and Defend SAP Platforms – Pablo Artuso & Gaston Traberg

Posted by on September 27, 2018 at 9:05 am

Your SAP platform contains the business crown jewels of your company. However, while leading organizations are protecting their systems from new types of SAP threats, still many are prone to SAP-specific vulnerabilities that are exposing their business to espionage, sabotage and financial fraud risks. Gaston’s and Pablo’s training empowers Security Managers, Internal/External Auditors and InfoSec […]

DeepSec 2018 Talk: IoD – Internet of Dildos, a Long Way to a Vibrant Future – Werner Schober

Posted by on September 26, 2018 at 8:35 am

The Internet of Things has grown. Interconnected devices have now their own search engine. Besides power plants, air conditioning systems, smart (or not so smart) TV sets, refrigerators, and other devices there are a lot smaller and more personal things connected to the Internet. Your smartphone includes a lot of personal conversations, most probably pictures, […]

DeepSec 2018 Talk: Global Deep Scans – Measuring Vulnerability Levels across Organizations, Industries, and Countries – Luca Melette & Fabian Bräunlein

Posted by on September 25, 2018 at 8:45 am

Metrics are plentiful, but they are hard to come by when it comes to meaningful numbers. This is why we were amazed by the submission of Luca Melette and Fabian Bräunlein. Why? This is why: “We introduce global deep scans that provide insights into the security hygiene of all organizations exposed to the Internet. Our […]

DeepSec 2018 Training: Advanced Penetration Testing in the Real World – Davy Douhine & Guillaume Lopes

Posted by on September 24, 2018 at 8:45 am

Guillaume and Davy, senior pentesters, will share many techniques, tips and tricks with pentesters, red teamers, bug bounty researchers or even defenders during a 2-day 100% “hands-on” workshop. This is the very training you’d like to have instead of wasting your precious time trying and failing while pentesting. The main topics of the training are: […]

DeepSec 2018 Talk: Information, Threat Intelligence, and Human Factors – John Bryk

Posted by on September 21, 2018 at 8:45 am

“Across the ICS spectrum, organizations are gathering threat data (information) to protect themselves from incoming cyber intrusions and to maintain a secure operational posture.”, says John. “Organizations are also sharing information; along with the data collected internally, organizations need external information to have a comprehensive view of the threat landscape. Cyber threat information comes from […]

DeepSec 2018 Talk: Injecting Security Controls into Software Applications – Katy Anton

Posted by on September 20, 2018 at 8:45 am

“SQL Injection was first mentioned in a 1998 article in Phrack Magazine. Twenty years later, injection is still a common occurrence in software applications (No.1 in latest OWASP Top 10 2017). For the last 20 years, we have been focusing on vulnerabilities from an attacker’s point of view and SQL injection is still King. Something […]