Sep 15, 2011

Last minute changes to the schedule !

There was a time when I thought the last few months leading up to a conference were hectic. Back then I didn't know how it would be one week before the conference. I believe there's one thing that keeps us going and that's the enthusiasm we feel from our volunteers, our attendees (many are flying in from all over the globe) and our volunteers. We're so much looking forward to kick Brucon 0x03 off!

One thing you have to take into account is that a speaker can always have to cancel his attendance. It's never bad will, it is just stuff that happens for various reasons. It is pretty rare that you are suddenly looking at three empty spots on your schedule. I can tell you it's pretty scary ... one week before the conference :-) Emergency management suddenly gets a whole different meaning. And I think we pulled a small 'Dora The Explorer' here : WE DID IT!

Thanks to awesome friends and people doing all they could to juggle their schedule around, we were able to fill in the three spots on the schedule. With further adue, here they are :

Dan Kaminsky - Black Ops of TCP/IP 2011

There's what networks are supposed to do, and then there's what they're actually capable of. In this talk, I'll discuss some interesting findings in BitCoin, UPNP and TCP. I'll also discuss a (probably inadvisable) mechanism for password based authentication via public key cryptosystems. Finally, I'll talk about N00ter, a mechanism I'm developing to expose biased networks.

Andreas Bogk - Certified programming with dependent types : Because the future of defense is liberal application of math.

Dependent types expand the concept of types in programming languages by arbitrary predicates depending on the value of the type. This lecture will introduce the necessary fundamentals using code examples and show how dependent types can be used to develop formally verified and thus more secure code.

Aluc - Incident response the good the bad and the ugly, or how to keep your face after a security breach.

Security breaches occur every day and we have to get used to it. But our Customers won't be happy if their data are published. Now there are some questions to be answered : How do we handle such a breach? Which data should we release to the public? How do we create an incident response plan? How to work with our forensic partner? Which data should you give to the Police and what should we be quiet about? All these and more will be discussed on real life examples.

We have to thank Aluc, Dan and Andreas to be so willing to make last-minute arrangements to help us out. I hope you all are looking forward to BruCON as much as we are !

See you at BruCON!

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