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Yet another edition of BlackHoodie – #BlackHoodie17

I am amazed by how this years BlackHoodie unraveled. Three days that included a pre-conference of lightening talks and two parallel tracks with a total of 64 enthusiastic members. The very spirit of BlackHoodie is nothing other than the quest to gain deep knowledge. Reverse engineering is one of the hardest fields in security. It touches on all fields of computing, starting from assembly, programming, file formats, operating systems, networks and what not. This makes it hard but an extremely fulfilling experience to spend time learning it. For me, the very idea of staring at a binary till you understand what it does is a magical feeling.

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Announcing the first 5 talks of TROOPERS18!!!!

TROOPERS17 was unlike any TROOPERS we had known before. Everything just seemed bolder, better, and beyond our expectations. From surprise speakers like the grugq (do you have a follow-up talk for #TR18 by the way?) to new speakers who are now TROOPERS family, TROOPERS17 is one for the history books!

If you were there you might be wondering to yourself, how could they possibly top it (and if you were not there check out this video from TR17)? Well, I am not going to lie, it will be a challenge. However, the high quality of talk and training submissions for this year have us feeling pretty positive about making #TR18 the “best year ever”!

With that being said I am happy to introduce the first official 5 talks of TROOPERS18!

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My Journey to DockerCon Europe 2017

From October 17th – 19th I had the chance to attend my first DockerCon Europe 2017.

The conference was very well organized and attendee focused, which could be seen by the many little details found on the conference. For example you never ran out of coffee or beverages, there was a new Hallway Track where you could meet people from all disciplines, discuss about your favorite topics and there was always a place to sit and take a break between all those interesting presentations. I had the chance to speak to very nice people from different industries, most importantly in my case on the topic security. It was nice to see how the Docker community is growing and the adoption rate is increasing, especially in companies. The main focus of the conference (especially seen in talks held by people from Docker Inc.) was the Docker Enterprise Edition.

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TROOPERS for Students!

We are super excited for TROOPERS18 (March 12-16th, 2018) as are many of you! We even have this great saying that “after TROOPERS is before TROOPERS”, which means we spend a lot of time looking through feedback from attendees, speakers/trainers, and our own Crew for ways to not only top what we’ve done in the years before, but also how to simply make it better for everyone involved.  Looking around at our Crew we realized how many have either attended TROOPERS or other conferences as students. We heard from them, as well as other students, how life changing it was to be able, as a student, to attend an IT-Security conference. How they got to meet a speaker whose work they’d read about in class. How people felt even more a part of the community they were studying hard to belong to.  Continue reading “TROOPERS for Students!”

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RIPE IoT Roundtable Meeting / Balanced Security for IPv6 CPE Revisited

Last week I had the pleasure to participate at the first RIPE IoT Roundtable Meeting in Leeds (thanks! to Marco Hogewoning for organising it). It was a day with many fruitful discussions. I particularly enjoyed Robert Kisteleki‘s talk on RIPE NCC’s own design & (security) process considerations in the context of RIPE Atlas (at TR17 NGI there was an intro to Atlas, too).
In this post I’d like to quickly lay out the main points of my own contribution on “Balanced Security for IPv6 CPE Revisited” (the slides can be found here).

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DFRWS USA 2017

As mentioned in my last blogpost, I had the pleasure to participate in this years DFRWS USA and present our paper. The paper and presentation can be freely viewed and downloaded here or here. Note that there is also an extended version of the paper, which can be downloaded here.

The keepassx, zsh and heap analysis plugins are now also part of the Rekall release candidate 1.7.0RC1, so it’s easier to get started.

The conference had some great talks and workshops, which I’m going to briefly sum up.
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