I’m back from Lille (France) where was organized the 4th edition of “FIC” – “Forum International sur la CybercriminalitÃ©” – during two days. This was my first edition and I was pleasantly surprised: I was a bit afraid to attend an event organized in France for French speaking people about
InfoSecurity, (ISC)2, ISACA, My Security Marathon
This week is a real security marathon. I was in London yesterday but came back to Belgium too late to attend the ISSA Belgian Chapter meeting. The invited speaker was a great one: Chris Hoff. According to friends, it was great! Today was also the first day of the InfoSecurity.be
BruCON 2010 CFP Announced!
After a great first edition in 2009, BruCON will be back in 2010! Two days of trainings and two days of talks. The Call for Papers (CFP) has been announced and will remain open until 30th of April 2010. Submit directly your propositions via the dedicated tool, here.
FOSDEM Turns Ten!
I’m back from my daily visit to the FOSDEM. This two-days event organized in Brussels hit the 10th edition! Congratulations! I attended FOSDEM for several years and the success is continuously growing. This is good! It means that the interest in free software is growing too! Even better, like any
OWASP & ISSA Belgium Chapter Meeting
I’m back from the last OWASP (organized together with ISSA) Belgium Chapter meeting. As usual, good times with friends from the Belgium Security landscape ;-). Two topics were covered today. First GreenSQL, a database firewall, then an overview of the mobile malwares by Mikko Hypponen. Almost one year to the
Data Protection Day 2010
The 2010 edition of the Data Privacy Day will be held on the January, 28th. This initiative has a dedicated website: dataprivacyday2010.org. The goal is to create more awareness about your online privacy: “Data Privacy Day is an international celebration of the dignity of the individual expressed through personal information.
ISSA Belgium Chapter Meeting: Introduction to OSSEC
Back from the first ISSA Belgium Chapter Meeting of 2010. Today’s topic was “Introduction to OSSEC : Log Analysis and Host Intrusion Detection“. A very interesting topic for me. First because I’m involved in lot of SIEM projects. But especially because Wim Remes, the speaker, is a friend of mine.
ISSA Belgian Chapter Meeting: DNS & Security
Back from an ISSA Belgian Chapter event about DNS & Security. As says Kris Buytaert on his blog: “Everything is a Freaking DNS problem!“. Today’s speaker was Marc Lampo who has a great DNS experience (a long time ago, he gained several years of experience as hostmaster while working for
OWASP Benelux Day 2009
This afternoon, the OWASP Belgian Chapter organized its annual Benelux Day in Leuven. The event started round 12:30 with a great initiative: a workshop based on WebGoat. This is an OWASP project which maintains an insecure web application (based on Tomcat) used to teach web security. The proposed lessons cover
“Kill-A-Zombie Day” Today
It’s Halloween! A security company developing antivirus solutions launched a cool propaganda related to the Halloween topic (monsters, zombies, etc): The “Kill-A-Zombie” day! Every computer not properly protected has chances risks to become a “zombie” and be part of a botnet. Security awareness campaign are always good initiatives. What could