In the beginning of September, I had an opportunity to take part in BlackHoodie – a reversing workshop for women organized by Marion Marschalek, senior malware researcher at Cyphort, Inc. It took place on 5th and 6th of September at University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria.
Besides me, 14 more young women from different countries came to attend the workshop; the overall atmosphere was very friendly and productive. Before the actual event all participants were getting preparatory assignments and recommendations (not to spend our two days on learning the very basics), and during the workshop itself we got our hands on analyzing and reversing some actual malware samples. I personally found it very interesting how one can detect and overcome several layers of anti-analysis protection. I left the workshop excited and packed with some new knowledge as a basis for further skills development – it’s just the beginning! 😉
The after-workshop post of UAS St. Pölten can be found here.