Apr 2, 2015

Brucon 2015 CFP Extension

Greetings all

As you may know already (or know now for certain) the Brucon 2015 CFP has been extended by two weeks. This means it will close for good on Wednesday the 15th of April at midnight CET.
This give all of you a little more time to submit your talks to our awesome little conference.

CFP feedback will be sent before April 30th 2015. All accepted talks and
workshops will be published before May 15th 2015.

If there are any issues with the submission site please give cfp@brucon.org a heads-up. Send your submission by mail as a last resort.

The CFP is available here:

The Brucon team looks forward to welcoming you all again in October.

.Brucon Team.

Mar 16, 2015

Cancellation BruCON Spring Training 2015

We regret to inform you that due to the low amount of registrations, we have to cancel our 2015 Spring training track. With about one month to go, despite our promotional efforts, we have not been able to get the attendee numbers up to an acceptable level, a problem we have seen shared by others.

We strive to provide quality trainings with international trainers to make it attractive to a larger audience. Because of this, the decision was taken now rather then waiting for the last minute. We are working on re-planning some of this trainings to the fall training track (5-7 October) which will be announced soon.

People who already registered will soon be contacted to discuss the options.

If you have any other questions, you can contact us at training[att]brucon.org

The BruCON Training team

Jan 21, 2015

BruCON Spring Training 2015

We are extremely proud to present to you our program for the 2015 Spring Training which will be hosted between the 22 and the 24 of April. 

The line-up! : 

  • Practical Malware Analysis: Rapid Introduction by Michael Sikorski (3 day training) : Our almost "resident" BruCON trainer and speaker Michael joins us once more for his popular rapid introduction training and is already booked for an advanced training session during our fall track.
  • Tactical Exploitation and Response by Russ Gideon (3 day training) : Russ, being the Director of Training and Malware Research at Attack Research bring along a ton of experience and a well balanced program for tactical exploitation and response.
  • Red Team Testing by Ian Amit and Chris Nickerson (3 day training) : Chris and Ian are both frequent speakers at large security conferences and have contributed tremendously to the security world. Their combined experience can easily fill a two week training course and unfortunately we "only" have three days.
  • Hacking web applications – case studies of award-winning bugs in Google, Yahoo, Mozilla and more by Dawid Czagan (2 day training) : Have you ever thought of hacking web applications for fun and profit? How about playing with authentic, award-winning security bugs identified in some of the greatest companies? If that sounds interesting, join this two-day hands-on training!
  • Wireshark WiFi and Lua-Packet Class by Didier Stevens (2 day training) : Wireshark is the number one network security tool according to SecTools.org top 125 Network Security Tools survey. But did you ever spend time to familiarize yourself with the many powerful features of this excellent security tool? If you did not, then now is your chance to learn as much as you can in this class and receive your complementary AirPcap adapter for Windows.

The training location will be Novotel Ghent Centrum.

All training details and registration links can be found on the BruCON training pages (link)

your BruCON team.

Jan 14, 2015

5by5 announcement 2015

Hackers and security enthusiasts of the world,

In 2013 we launched our first 5by5 program. We set aside 25,000 euros to sponsor independent research and contributions to the information security field and sponsored projects with a maximum of 5,000 euros. As BruCON we were very happy with the results and we were happy to do it again in 2014. With another group of enthusiastic contributors doing amazing things...

We just can't get enough :) 2015 will be our 3rd year of 5by5 projects.

As of today we are launching our call for projects! Any project of an independent non-commercial nature will be considered for the 5by5 program and BruCON will work together with the participants to contribute to its success.

These are the rules for 5by5 2015:

  • Submit a detailed description of your project, its goals and its milestones to 5by5@brucon.org before February 10th 2015. You will be informed of acceptance before March 10th 2015.
  • If your team includes more than 1 person, nominate a primary contact for 5by5 correspondence.
There are no limitations towards the projects. We accept new initiatives or projects that are already under development for a while. As long as it is relevant for the information security space we will add it to the list for consideration.

After acceptance, you will be assigned a 5by5 Mentor. This person will work with you to keep an eye on progress of the project, determine milestones and he/she will be your guide through the whole process. 

From BruCON 5by5, you can expect :
  • Project sponsorship/contribution up to 5,000eur
  • Project mentorship by an experienced community member
  • A venue to put your project in the spotlight at BruCON 2015 (travel+hotel covered by BruCON)
  • Eternal gratitude from the information security community
We look forward to your submissions and another successful BruCON year!

RockON BruCON!

The BruCON team

Jan 12, 2015

CFP Announcement Brucon 0x07

This is the call for papers (CFP) for talks and workshops for the 7th edition of BruCON, a 2-day Security and Hacking Conference full of interesting presentations, workshops and security challenges. BruCON is an open-minded gathering of people discussing computer security, privacy, and information technology. The conference tries to create bridges between the various actors active in computer security world including (but not limited to) hackers, security professionals, security communities, non-profit organizations, CERTs, students, law enforcement agencies,etc. The conference will be held in Ghent on the 8th and 9th of October 2015

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to :
* Electronic/Digital Privacy
* Wireless Network and Security
* Attacks on Information Systems and/or Digital Information Storage
* Web Application and Web Services Security
* Lockpicking & physical security
* Honeypots/Honeynets
* Spyware, Phishing and Botnets (Distributed attacks)
* Hardware hacking, embedded systems and other electronic devices
* Mobile devices exploitation, Symbian, P2K and bluetooth technologies
* Electronic Voting
* Free Software and Security
* Legal and Social Aspect of Information Security
* Software Engineering and Security
* Security in Information Retrieval
* Security aspects in SCADA, industrial environments and "obscure" networks
* Forensics and Anti-Forensics
* Mobile communications security and vulnerabilities
* Information warfare and industrial espionage
* Social Engineering
* Virtualisation Security
* ...

Possibly formats are:
* 1hr talk
* 2hr workshop (preferably hands on)
* 4hr workshop (preferably hands on)

How to submit:
Submissions will contain as much detail as possible and will be written in English.
This year we use EasyChair to collect and review talk and workshop proposals.
You will submit your proposal online: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=brucon0x07
Your submission will contain at least the following details:
* Your name
* Where do you live (country)
* How to reach you
* The title of your talk/workshop, including type [talk|2h workshop|4h workshop]
* An abstract of your talk/workshop, including a brief biography
* A number of keywords to characterise your submission
* Additionally you are encouraged to include, in plain text or PDF format, supporting materials such as slidedecks, white papers, curriculums, prerequisites for talk/workshop, ...

Our speaker treatment hasn't changed since the first year. You're our guest and we will do anything to make your stay and experience as enjoyable as possible. This includes helping you with travel and accomodation and providing ample opportunities to sample the best of whatever Belgium has to offer. You know what we're talking about so ... submit now!

This CFP closes on March 31st 2015 at midnight CET -- CFP feedback will be sent before April 30th 2015. All accepted talks and workshops will be published before May 15th 2015.

Small print: We do not accept product or vendor related pitches. If your presentation involves an advertisement for a new product or service your company is offering, please do not submit. Also, we do not accept presentations submitted by a third party including (but not limited to) company representatives, management bureau's, etc. BruCON presentations should be focused on topics that are of interest to security and technology professionals who are paying attention to current trends and issues. We want BruCON to be educational and entertaining to the attendees and the community.

Aug 19, 2014

3 reasons to book your BruCON training now!

BruCON 0x06 is getting close and we are putting everything in motion to have another great edition.
This year, we have our largest trainings offering yet, again offering world-class, deep-dive technical trainings given by the most recognized experts with huge industry experience in their domain!

A brief summary :

  • Kali Linux Dojo by Mati Aharoni "Muts", the founder and core developer of Kali Linux presents the first official all-day Kali Linux event. (link)
  • Hardware Hacking by Joe Grand covering hardware hacking and reverse engineering techniques commonly used against electronic products and embedded systems. (link)
  • Wireshark - Packet Class by Didier Stevens, teaching both simple and advanced Wireshark skills that are essential for security professionals and hackers. (link)
  • Advanced Wi-Fi Pentesting by Vivek Ramachandran, based on the best selling book “Backtrack 5 Wireless Penetration Testing" providing highly technical and in-depth treatment of Wi-Fi security. (link)
  • Historical and Modern Cryptography for Security Professionals by Chris Lytle & Dan Crowley, teaching you to understand modern cryptography based on historical cryptography and practical experience in analyzing and breaking. (link)
  • Telco Security: Hacking Core Network Protocols and Beyond by Philippe Langlois, covering Core Network protocols, standardized and proprietary telecom Core Network protocols from a security point of view. (link)
  • Hands-on Penetration Testing by Georgia Weidman, giving you hands-­on experience examining multiple facets of penetration testing following the Penetration Testing Execution Standard(PTES). (link)
  • ARM Android Xploitation by Aseem Jakhar & Aditya Gupta, takes up one of the finest operating system used for smartphones a.k.a Android and tears it apart. (link)
  • Practical Malware Analysis: Rapid Introduction by Michael Sikorskia rapid introduction to Malware Analysis and Reverse Engineering from the guy who wrote the book. (link) (maximum attendees put at 40 due to being sold out rapidly *pun intended*)
3 reasons to register as soon as possible:

  1. Some of the aforementioned trainings have not reached their minimum attendee numbers which could result in a cancellation. 
  2. As of 1-Sep you will pay last-minute pricing instead of the normal training price.
  3. If you need a reason to convince your boss : "The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave, is not training them and having them stay!"

Kind regards,

BruCON team

Aug 5, 2014

Facebook Capture The Flag event @ BruCON 2014 - registration open

It is with a lot of excitement that we again announce the Facebook Capture The Flag event @ BruCON 2014.

Here are the details :
Location : Sint Autbertus Church @ Monasterium Poortackere 
Time and Date : All day, September 24th
Register : Here
Fee : 0 euros (yes, it's free!)
Teams : Maximum 4 people / team (if you don't have a team, please send an email to crew@brucon.org with the title CTF solo player. We'll match you up with a team of your own!).
Limit : Logistically, we can allow a maximum of 10 teams! Be quick!
Prizes : there will be monetary prizes for #1, #2 and #3 (yes, they're substantial. no, we're not sharing those details yet :-))

So, on September 24th we gather in the Church @ the conference hotel for a full day of hacking. Expect both your offensive and defensive skillsets to be tested to their limits. The good part is that there'll be fun and learning to be had for everybody. Do not feel like you shouldn't partake if you don't feel 1337 enough or even if you don't have a team ready. Just register and come have a great day of fun. Additionally, there's a very small chance you'll be breaking into servers while seated in a real church, right? RIGHT!

Facebook will be your host and you'll know it. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as well as refreshments will be provided to all players and there's a very big chance we'll roll from the event straight into a pre-conference party.

Take me to that REGISTRATION page NOW!

Note 1: This event is hosted seperately from BruCON. Being registered for BruCON or BruCON training does not mean auto-enrollment for the CTF.
Note 2 : Similarly, if you're not registered for BruCON or BruCON training, you can still register for this event free of charge.