I’m just back from the reception that was held at the Cité de l’Espace, such a great place with animations and exhibitions of space related devices. It’s tie for my wrap-up of the second day. This morning, after some coffee refill, the first talk of the day was performed by Jose
Here is my first wrap-up for the 6th edition of the Botconf security conference. Like the previous editions, the event is organized in a different location in France. This year, the beautiful city of Toulouse saw 400 people flying from all over the world to attend the conference dedicated to
And this is already the end of Botconf. Time for my last wrap-up. The day started a little bit later to allow some people to recover from the social event. It started at 09:40 with a talk presented by Anthony Kasza, from PaloAlto Networks: “Formatting for Justice: Crime Doesn’t Pay, Neither
I’m just back from the social event that was organized at the aquarium Mare Nostrum. A very nice place full of threats as you can see in the picture above. Here is my wrap-up for the second day. The first batch of talks started with “KNIGHTCRAWLER, Discovering Watering-holes for Fun,
We reached December, it’s time for another edition of the Botconf security conference fully dedicate to fighting botnets. This is already the fifth edition that I’m attending. This year, the beautiful city of Montpellier in the south of France is hosting the conference. I arrived on Monday evening to attend
It’s over! The 4th edition of Botconf just finished and I’m in the train back to Belgium writing the daily wrap-up. Yesterday, the reception was organized in a very nice place (the “Chapelle de la Trinité”). Awesome place, awesome food, interesting chats as usual. To allow people to recover smoothly,
The second is over, so here is my daily wrap-up! After some welcomed coffee cups, it started sharp at 9AM with Christiaan Beek who spoke about Ransomware: “Ransomware & Beyond”. When I read the title, my first reaction was “What can be said in a conference like Botconf about ransomware?”.
This is already the fourth edition of the Botconf security conference, fully dedicated to fighting malware and botnets. Since the first edition, the event location changed every year and it allowed me to visit nice cities in France. After Nantes, Nancy and Paris, the conference invaded Lyon. I arrived yesterday in
I published the following diary on isc.sans.org: “Analyze of a Linux botnet client source code“. I like to play active-defense. Every day, I extract attacker’s IP addresses from my SSH honeypots and perform a quick Nmap scan against them. The goal is to gain more knowledge about the compromised hosts. Most
After a short night due to social events and business related tasks, I joined the Google offices to follow a bunch of interesting presentations. If Botconf offers a great set of presentations, that’s also a good place for networking and to talk about infosecurity topics while having very nice food!