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Apr/16

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Defense & Management Day 2

TROOPERS16 offered many different speakers from around the globe. Below are three different talks from the afternoon of Day 2’s Defense and Management Track.  (more…)

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TL;DR: Marie Moe talked about security issues of medical devices, especially implantable devices like pacemakers, but not in overwhelming technological depth. She wanted to point out the necessity of intensified security research in the field of medical devices as vendors and medical personnel seem to be lacking necessary awareness of security of devices, interfaces, services, and even data privacy.”Get involved, join the cavalry” was her core message. (more…)

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The first talk after the keynote on day 2 of TROOPERS was from Christopher Truncer about passive intelligence gathering and the analytics of that. Christopher Truncer (@ChrisTruncer) is a red teamer with Mandiant. He is a co-founder and current developer of the Veil-Framework, a project aimed to bridge the gap between advanced red team and penetration testing toolsets. (more…)

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Apr/16

5

The Kings in your Castle

At the second day of the TROOPERS16 conference an interesting talk about Advanced Persistent Threats took place from Marion Marschalek and Raphaël Vinot. Marion Marschalek is a Security Researcher, focusing on the analysis of emerging threats and exploring novel methods of threat detection. Marion started her career within the anti-virus industry and also worked on advanced threat protection systems where she built a thorough understanding of how threats and protection systems work and how both occasionally fail. (more…)

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Apr/16

2

Patch Me If You Can

Right after the Opening Keynote of TROOPERS16, an informative and interesting talk took place at the SAP Security track. This talk was given by three speakers; Damian Poddebniak who is currently a master student at the University of Applied Sciences of Münster, Sebastian Schinzel who works as an IT security Professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Münster and he is also the founder of CycleSEC GmbH and finally the sixth-time speaker at Troopers “Andreas Wiegenstein” who is the CTO of Virtual Forge GmbH and a professional SAP security consultant since 2003. (more…)

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Yet another interesting 180-minute workshop in IPv6 Security Summit of TROOPERS16, which aimed to introduce the IPv6 troubleshooting and monitoring tools, which are essentially needed by users in order to know how to deal with IPv6 in any IPv6-enabled network.

Before we dive into this post, let me introduce you in few words “Gabriel Müller” the speaker and the instructor of this workshop. Gabriel works as a senior consultant at AWK Group by mainly assisting clients in the public and private sectors as a project manager and an expert in the network area.

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Christopher Werny leads the network security team for ERNW and since 2005 he is involved in numerous IPv6 projects where he is responsible for planning, implementation and troubleshooting existing projects. (more…)

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Apr/16

1

Caring for file formats

Ange Albertini is a reverse engineer and author of Corkami.

First and foremost he explained what a polyglot file is. A polyglot is a special file that has more than one type in the same file. For example, Ange Albertini demonstrated a polyglot which is a pdf, a pdf reader, a java executable and an html file inside of one file. (more…)

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Apr/16

1

The road to secure Smart Cars: ENISA approach

At TROOPERS16, Dr. Cédric LÉVY-BENCHETON an expert in cyber security at ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security. Dr. Cédric LÉVY-BENCHETON  holds a presentation about cyber security of IoT (Internet of Things) and smart cars he presents the current threats in IoT and Smart cars. ENISA is an agency of the European Union. ENISA assists the Commission, the Member States and, the business community in meeting the requirements of network and information security. (more…)

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The talk “QNX: 99 Problems but a Microkernel ain’t one!” was part of the Troopers conference in Heidelberg, 16 March 2016. The talk was done by the researchers Alex Plaskett and Georgi Geshev from the MWR Labs. The MWR Labs is the research department of the cyber security consultancy MWR InfoSecurity located in the UK.
 
The talk provided an overview of the research on the architecture and security systems of the QNX kernel with focus on the Blackberry 10 operating system. The talk was divided into two parts. First Alex Plaskett gave an introduction regarding the general structure of the QNX operation system and introduced the main subsystems. Second Georgi Geshev presented tools and approaches to abuse vulnerabilities in the QNX system.
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