Last year we saw the first Information Security Conference in the United Kingdom since Access All Areas in 1997 that was targeted a the masses in the IT Security industry. After the success of the event it was quickly announced it would be back earlier in the year, call for presentations came and went and with less than a month to go we have the line up and we're looking forward to this years event.
The conference will be held at the Millennium Gloucester Conference Centre in Kensington from the 5th – 7th September 2012. The format will be slightly different this year, the 5th of September is a special Fast Track Day for busy people unable to take the full 3 days off as well as students looking to become the information security experts of tomorrow. The fast track day features an Infosec track and turbo talks from speakers providing background to the research to be released over the remaining two days. This is in addition to two workshop tracks and the networking area. The 6th and 7th of September are reserved for a pure technical security conference with no Infosec track and are ideally suited for technical analysts unable to take the full 3 days away from work to attend. With the first two days of separate training will take place on the 3rd and 4th of September 2012, in the same manner as last time out.
This years presentations include:
Fast Track Day One talks
- Software Security Austerity – Software security debt in modern software development – Ollie Whitehouse
- Securing the Internet: YOU’re doing it wrong (An INFOSEC Intervention) – Jayson E. Street
- Security Architecture & SMART – Phil Huggins
- Terrorism, tracking, privacy and human interactions – Daniel Cuthbert, Glenn Wilkinson
- Surveillance cameras. The real-world has them everywhere, why not your computer? - Michael Viscuso
- I’m the guy your CSO warned you about – Gavin Ewan
- SexyDefense – Maximizing the Home-Field Advantage - Ian Amit
- Why Integrity is left alone and not given TLC (Tender, Love and Care) it deserves? – Jitender Arora
- House of cards – How not to collapse when bad things happen – Rafal Los
Technical Day Two and Three talks
- Hacking and Forensics on the Go – Phil Polstra
- V-SAT hacking – Paul Marsh
- Big game hunting – Tim Brown
- Friendly Fire - Curt Shaffer, Chris Cuevas, Chris John Riley
- Inside .NET smart card operating system – Behrang Fouladi
- DGA Detection & Optimization - Gunter Ollman
- Passive IPS Reconnaissance and Enumeration – false positive (ab)use - Arron Finnon
- Hardware security resilience to low-cost attacks - Sergei Skorobogatov
- I’m the butcher, would you like some BeEF? - Thomas Mackenzie, Michele Orru
- 2012 in review: Tor and the censorship arms race – Runa A. Sandvik
- Modern post-exploitation strategies - Rich Smith
- Security Testing 4G (LTE) Networks – Martyn Ruks, nils
- What the HEC? Security implications of HDMI Ethernet Channel and other related protocols – Andy Davis
- Malware analysis as a hobby - Michael Boman, Siavosh Zarrasvand
- Cryptanalysis of the Enigma Machine – Robert Weiss, Ben Gatti
- An Idiot Abroad – Don A. Bailey
- Toppling Domino – Testing security in a Lotus Notes environment. – Darren Fuller
- PinPadPwn – nils, Rafael Dominguez Vega
Some of the ones that look like they could be really interesting, Paul Marsh's V-SAT Hacking talk that looks to be a continuation of last years Satellite Hacking talk, there are the guys from MWR owning Chip and Pin. There is also Runa A. Sandvik from the Tor project discussing Tor and Internet Censorship. Plus many more.
The line up for the training days looks impressive, with Marc Heuse of Chaos Computer Club fame covering IPv6 topics, the WAHH authors doing a repeat of their training:
- Malware Forensics & Incident Response: 44Con Edition
- MDSec – Web Application Hackers Handbook v2
- Marc Heuse – Pentesting and Securing IPv6
- SensePost – Hacking by Numbers : BlackOps
- Vivek Ramachandran – Hacking With Python
With all this going on it is definitely worth if your in the United Kingdom or even in Europe getting yourself a ticket and attending this year. Last year was an awesome event, if you want to see a little more what went on last year then take a look at 44CONTV where a number of the presentations that where recorded have been released.
If your sold and want to attend 44CON 2012 then Virus.Org has been able to secure a 10% Discount for anyone purchasing a Fast Track Day, Technical Days or Full Conference Tickets.