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 wasÂ organisedÂ tonight. Here is my quick wrap-up. This time theÂ meetingÂ started in the afternoon with a technical workshopÂ organisedÂ 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
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
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)Â² 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?
Waaaaaaarning! Evil leechers! Internet censorship is back in Belgium! The “DNS blocking” technique was already applied in Belgium in 2009 to block access to some controversial websites (read my old post here). Today, we learned that the “Belgium Antipiracy Federation” finally won its court case against two major Belgian ISPs.
BruCON is over! As usual, when I attended a security conference, I’m trying to write a small wrap-up for me followers. With BruCON, it’s completely different: I’m on the other side of the stage. For the “0x03” edition, I was again involved in the “bits & bytes” stuff. I did
We are so close to the next edition of BruCON! The volunteers are doing their best and keep the pressure to make this event awesome! It’s not too late to register and I’ve a gift for my blog readers: 2 free tickets! (*). As a sponsor, my employer received tickets
Back from the latest OWASP Belgium Chapter meeting… Two speakers were scheduled tonight: Colin Watson presented the OWASP AppSensor project then Andreas Falkenberg talked about modern attacks against web services like Twitter. A last-minute guest joined us: Josh Corman who spoke about “rugged software“. What’s new at OWASP? First OWASP