Event Review – Nullcon Infosec Conferences 2017 & 2018
Two great Nullcon events in the past 2 years – bigger, better, same high quality of topics, guest speakers and most importantly the information security community attending it! The Base Cyber Security team had some great conversations, exchanged thoughts and learned a lot on many infosec and cyber security related topics!
From the Mirai Botnet and DDoS attacks, to IoT and RFID hacking, to lots of interesting topics on bug bounties and responsible disclosures which was a hot topic (Microsoft Azure, Facebook, Google, Adobe Security) to obfuscation techniques, to fuzzing, IoT hacking with software defined radio (SDR) and GNU Radio, to machine learning put to work in cyber attacks, to hardware security, to hypervisors and the hyberplatform, to securing the cloud and application security, to ATM cracking, blockchain related security, to using containers / Docker in your security initiatives, to DevOpsSec, to privacy, and threat detection using AI; just some of the topics touched upon in the conference.
A CxO track brought great minds together – impressive line up: CISOs, Information Security Directors, VPs of Security Architecture, of Secure Software Engineering, Founders and Managing Directors of global security research and security specialist companies – all companies with a priority and mandate on information security. Through panel discussions connected everything information security with business, governance and overall our society. From local to global, from the technology and talent perspective, privacy and the future of things, sharing their experience and perspective and sharing their thoughts to great questions, challenges and statements from the security community.
Add on top of all these conversations after the presentations, in the corridors and of course outside in the gardens, pool area, and of course continued to the magnificent Goa beaches and many shacks on the beach – accompanied by a (few?!) local Goan King’s beer and delicious local indian fish based dishes.
Add a great Winja CTF and social engineering competition. And of course meeting with great communities within the community, like Infosec Girls and Infosec Ninja Girls. What else could be missing?
And then came the Nullcon party / dinner, in one of the best setting you could have, rivaling other security conference parties globally with a great security community crowd to fuel it till late and making it one of the best experience for all to even get closer and get to truly know each other.
Did we mention this was in Goa? Oh wait, yes, we did – check out the pictures!
All these couldn’t just happen without the hard work, dedication and great spirits of the Nullcon team, the volunteers, local and international, the security community and all the organizations supporting this! Big thanks to all! Strongly recommend to check this event out and plan it for your international information security events and outings for 2018! In the meantime, check out the sister event happening in our home turf, hardwear.io here in The Netherlands in September.
Big thanks also goes to all the security professionals we’ve met, again, or for the first time! Friends from Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad to name a few locals, other Asia side friends from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Japan and Australia, Middle East friends, European friends from The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, UK, US and Canadian, just to name a few places of origin – great to spend some time together, share our “war stories”, learn and grow together!