We are living in a digital era and I like this! From a security point of view because it generates a lot of issues that we have to deal with (being infosec pro, it’s our daily job). But also because I like “gadgets”. We are big kids 😉 On the
After months of preparation with a growing pressure, the 0x04 edition of BruCON is already behind us! I was still on board to take care of all the bits & bytes aspects. This year was a specific one. The venue changed (we moved from Brussels to the beautiful city of
The holidays are gone, kids are back to school. For the security landscape, it means that security meetings are also back! The first OWASP Belgium Chapter was organised tonight. Here is my quick wrap-up. This time the meeting started in the afternoon with a technical workshop organised by SPION. Due to agenda conflicts, I did not
A few weeks ago, a subsidiary of a major Belgian bank was hit by a blackmail attack. Attackers requested a big amount of money or they threatened to reveal sensitive stolen data. I don’t know how ended this story, did the bank pay? Did the attackers really steal a big
Working in information security is an ongoing battle! That’s why we have to learn new things every day! But the opposite is also true. As commented by somebody on Twitter recently: “Sometimes, it’s also good to forget things“. We also have to learn by our mistakes and the information security
This week is a very busy week! After the OWASP & Beltug meetings, I attended the ISSA Brussels Chapter Meeting tonight. Two excellent speakers (and friends) were invited to talk about their favorite topics. Peter from the Corelan Team talked about “Memory Corruption in the Win32 world” (or “2012.eip=0x41414141“). Didier
Yesterday, I gave a presentation for the Beltug Security SIG (“Special Interest Group“) about the usage of social networks in companies, the risks associated to them and how to reduce/avoid them. Social Networks are wonderful tools to promote your company or brand but can also generate some horror stories! Nobody
Tonight was already organized the second OWASP Belgium Chapter meeting of this year. Two great (should I say “as usual”?) speakers were invited: Ken van Wyk and Jim Manico. Jim already talked during a chapter meeting last year and I was happy to see it back in our small country.
A new year started and why change good habits? I’m just back from the first OWASP Belgium Chapter meeting of 2012. Here is my quick wrap-up. The organization remains the same, the first few minutes were dedicated to some news from the OWASP organization given by Seba. A survey was
Quick wrap-up about the last ISSA-Be chapter meeting… Wim Remes (@wimremes) was on stage to speak about visualization and his project to join the (ISC)² board. In our world (information security), we collect a lot of (technical) data. How to present them in an efficient way to manager or non-techies?