Events

Back from Day-Con

… which was, as in the years before, an awesome event. Great talks, great people, great fun.
Bruce Potter gave a keynote which did exactly what a good keynote should do: make the audience think and entertain it at the same time.
[Those readers familiar with ERNW’s security model will certainly notice that we do not necessarily agree with everything he said. We still think that – in particular in times where infosec resources are scarce anyway – putting your bets on prevention provides a better cost/[security] benefit ratio than going for extensive detection capabilities.
Fix the doors first, then think about installing a CCTV.
Still, human nature tends to exchange “good security with low visibility” for “poor security with potentially good visibility” quite easily… as can be noted every day in many environments.]

Sergey provided an excellent & insightful piece on security in times of very large numbers of embedded devices (like smart meters).
And, last but not least: football is coming home. The “ERNW Troopers” team consisting of Rene Graf and Michael “Bob the Builder” Schaefer managed to win the event’s PacketWars contest. Congrats! Great job, guys.

have a great weekend everybody,

Enno

For the record: Graeme’s and my presentation on Supply Chain Security can be found here.

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