First Round Talks Announcements

December 2, 2015

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First Round Talks Announcements

So we’ve been busy organising BSidesHH2015 and although our Call for Papers is still open until the 10th of December we’d like to announce 4 talks today which will be featuring at the event.

Evolution of The Helmsman : Fire Sale

Michael Goedeker will be presenting - ‘Evolution of The Helmsman : Fire Sale’

A story of mystery, spies and a coordinated attack on an entire industry with dedicated insiders, code and drama. Details about the attacking tool and methods will be discussed and what happened afterwards.

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Ramping up Security at an open-source startup: Lessons learned.

Lukas Reschke will be presenting - Ramping up Security at an open-source startup: Lessons learned

We all know security is hard. If your originally small open-source project that targeted home-users is suddenly attracting big enterprises with high security requirements as users, it’s probably even harder.

This talk will cover the highlights of the four year long security story of ownCloud (owncloud.org), an open-source file-sync and share solution used by millions of persons world-wide.

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Square peg, round hole: Stopping injection attacks with shape matching

TQ Hirsch will be presenting - Square peg, round hole: Stopping injection attacks with shape matching

SQL injection remains #1 on the OWASP Top 10 list of vulnerabilities. We significantly mitigate the possibility of such an attack by matching the shapes of incoming queries against known-good queries, quickly, efficiently, and with very little memory overhead.

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State-Surveillance: Treason, Heresy and the Boy That Drives The Plow.

Arron ‘finux’ Finnon will be presenting - State-Surveillance: Treason, Heresy and the Boy That Drives The Plow.

Societies may change, but the staus-quo remains the same. What happens when a super-power has its secrets exposed? Can a government understand the human-cost of wars against religious extremists? Will those chosen to govern ever be able to control the pace of technological developments?
Can a state assassinate its exiles in other countries ever really be morally justified? Are just some of the topics covered within this talk.

Granted, this talk looks as though its going to repeat the same Snowden/Wikileaks/Manning stories we’ve all come to expect at a security conference, except you’d be wrong.

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How to book tickets

You can book tickets to the conference, via our Eventbrite page.

How to submit a talk

Although we’ve already announced some talks, our ‘Call for Papers’ is open. Now we’re not really looking for papers, we’re looking for talks. Talks that hackers, geeks, and nerds might find interesting. You’d be surprised how much we all love a talk that’s just a little bit different. So don’t be shy and submit your idea, if you’re unsure drop us an email or better yet grab @f1nux on twitter for a chat.