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Diversity, Community, Blackhoodie

Gender equality in the Infosec world as a topic of discussion comes with a lot of heated arguments and differences in opinion.
So let me start with some disclaimers on the target audience for this post. If you are in the category who believes everything about gender is perfect in the infosec world, this post is not for you. If you are in the category who believes gender and bringing diversity is not your area of interest, then this post is not for you either. There are so many interesting problems that the world offers you. Climate change, poverty, diseases, unemployment, addiction, science problems and what not. Everybody has the freedom to choose their area of interest and contribute towards it. If you are in the category who thinks gender equality in infosec needs some attention and would like to explore more on the topic without prejudices, then this post may  be interesting to you. Continue reading “Diversity, Community, Blackhoodie”

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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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BlackHoodie 2016

This year’s BlackHoodie workshop rolled out with 28 amazing women from all parts of the world. It was a very vibrant group with students, professionals, engineers, researchers, physicists and what not. This is the second year that Marion Marschalek is running this reverse engineering workshop exclusively for women. There were a variety of topics that were covered. This includes anti emulation tricks, anti debuggers, packers, obfuscation, encryption/decryption functions, and a lot of fun with IDA.

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