Use Key Content for your Key Notes

René Pfeiffer/ March 21, 2012/ Administrivia, Security

There is some discussion about certain key note talks in the blogosphere and on mailing lists. Apparently there has been too much mentioning of mayhem and company ads lately. We will judge about this as soon as we have watched the video recordings of these talks. Until we have done that we’d like to point out that all our key note presentations go through the same Call for Papers mechanism as the „regular“ talks. This is true for DeepINTEL and DeepSec alike. It has also been true for all past DeepSec conferences. While we don’t mind provocative content, we still like our speakers to present high quality content. Paid content on the contrary is not always of high quality. As soon as you enter the realm of sponsored talks you’ll suddenly realise that presentations

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Registration for DeepSec 2011 is now open!

René Pfeiffer/ June 1, 2011/ Administrivia, Conference

The registration for DeepSec 2011 is now officially open. You can register for the conference, workshops or both. We offer three booking phases: Early Bird, Regular and Last Minute. Please keep in mind that the Early Bird tickets are the cheapest. The longer you wait, the more you have to pay. Since the Call for Papers is still running the workshop slots are empty, but you can buy workshop or conference+workshop tickets now and decide which workshop you want later (when we publish the schedule). If you have any questions, drop us a few lines.

Rare Catastrophic Events and Infrastructure

René Pfeiffer/ March 12, 2011/ High Entropy

Most security administrators have to deal with risks and their management. If you read the news, then you will hear about lots of things that can go wrong for a multitude of reasons. A common tactic to get the required budget for securing infrastructure is to collect some horror stories and present them to management. Basically this is a polite form of blackmail. It might work, but there’s already enough fear and uncertainty spread through various media channels and word of mouth (or both). Now if you’re really interested in more stories about the End of your Data Days, why not go for earthquakes and global warming? Asteroids will do fine, too. But seriously, there’s some real thoughts behind this idea. The Internet is not strongly bound by geographical boundaries. The data of most

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