Jun 23, 2011

Announcing Brucon workshops

Everybody knows by now that Brucon is not just another infosec conference. One of our primary objectives is to bring the skills to the people who need/want them by the people who know them. This year is no exception : Brucon will be filled with action in the presentation tracks but we'll also be hosting several workshops.
Here's the list of currently confirmed workshops, with more to come soon :

- White Hat Shellcode: Not for Exploits by Didier Stevens
- Agnitio: the security code review Swiss army knife by David Rook
- Collective Malicious PDF Analysis by Brandon Dixon
- Script Kiddie Hacking Techniques by Colin McLean and Ellen Moar
- Lock Picking Workshop by TOOOL
- Creating Wi-Fi Malware for Fun and Profit by Vivek Ramachandran
- Beer brewing workshop by Machtelt Garrels

register for Brucon here : https://ssl.brucon.org/register/
also, don't forget about the post-Brucon trainings! You can register here : https://ssl.brucon.org/register-training/

and then there's the party, The Hex Factor ... and beer ... and Brussels nightlife ... and beer

Jun 15, 2011

and ... registrations are open

In the past few weeks we have worked with fever to get our brand new registration page online, with online payment facility but technical difficulties have not been worked out yet.

Because we understand that you all need to start planning for an awesome time in Brussels and at Brucon, we are switching to plan B. We are now taking registrations for both the conference and the training sessions using our old (and tested) registration pages.

After registration you will receive an e-mail containing a personal registration code and payment details. At this moment it is still not possible to pay online. You can choose to pay through bank transfer now or wait until our online payment facility works and pay then. You will not lose early bird status if you choose the latter option.

We are all looking forward to having you over for another awesome conference in September!

Jun 3, 2011

Confirmed Speakers Brucon 2011

Without further delay, here is the final list of selected (and confirmed) speakers :

update June 15th :

  • Ripping Out Code: Practical Attack Surface Reduction for Open Source Systems by Craig Balding
update June 13th :
  • Myth-busting Risk by Jack Jones
  • Step-by-Step for Software Security (that anyone can follow) by Pravir Chandra

  • Botnets and Browsers - Brothers in a Ghost Shell by Aditja K. Sood
  • The 99¢ heart surgeon dilemma, How to fix penetration testing by Stefan Friedli
  • iOS Data Protection Internals by Andrey Belenko
  • Pushing in, leaving a present, and pulling out without anybody noticing, Data Exfiltration in highly secure environments by Ian Amit
  • Social Engineering Like In The Movies – The reality of awareness and manipulation by Dale Pearson
  • Botnet Identification and remediation, Cleaning up in your own back yard by Barry Irwin
  • Attacking SAP's J2EE Engine by Alexander Polyakov and Dmitriy Chastuhin
  • Abusing Locality in Shared Web Hosting by Nick Nikiforakis
  • Smart Phones – The Weak Link in the Security Chain, Hacking a network through an Android device by Nick Walker and Werner Nel
We're continuing selections as we speak.

The Brucon Team

Brucon pre-registrations

First off our sincere apologies for the delay we have ran into opening Brucon registrations.

This year we have, for the first time, teamed up with an online payment processor to enable payments by credit cards. Something that is new for us and which has been requested by many of you in the previous years. This has driven us to a complete overhaul and further automation of the registration process and seeing that we're all volunteers, a serious delay. We really want to make sure that everything works as expected and that whatever data you submit to us is secure. We just don't want to be the next Sony ;-)

While waiting for the official registration page (and online payment processing), you can preregister through e-mail at info@brucon.org.

if you want to register for a training, specify your name, your company (if applicable) and which training you wish to attend. Pricing for training is 895EUR (excl VAT) early bird (ends Jun 30th) and 995 (excl VAT) after that.

if you want to register for the conference, specify your name, your company (if applicable) and whether you're a student or not. Pricing for the conference are 50EUR for students, 90EUR early bird (ends Jun 30th or first 100 tickets) and 150EUR after that. Business tickets are 250EUR (excl VAT) early bird and 350EUR after that. We can only provide invoices for Business tickets not for regular tickets.

If you're a student, you will need to present your student ID at the entrance. Without a student ID you will need to upgrade to a standard 150EUR ticket or will be denied entrance.

If you preregister either for training, the conference or both you will be eligible for early bird pricing even if disaster strikes (e.g. we run really late with getting the page up).

Once the registration page opens, you will receive a code that will enable you to register at the correct conditions.

Now further to fill up those speaker and workshop slots! We're excited, are you?

See you at Brucon 2011!