Medieneinladung SCS Konferenz
E-Voting? Aber sicher!
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren
Entweder gar kein E-Voting oder aber ein hochsicheres
E-Voting. Diese Forderung stellte Nationalrat Marcel
Dobler vor zwei Wochen an den Bundesrat. Die
Regierung hatte im April beschlossen, das Projekts
zur fläc... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speakers Antonio Barresi and Matthias Ganz
It is hard to teach people not to click on links and attachments or to avoid
suspicious places on the web. Would not it be smarter if systems in general
would not be vulnerable to PDF exploits and drive by downloads? Yet it seems
surprisingly difficult to achieve this and I have often wondered why that is
Xorlab is a Swiss startup t... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Bryan Ford
When I introduced the E-Voting
at Swiss Cyber Storm, I hoped we could help to ignite a public discussion on
this transformation of our democratic process. As I am writing this, I know
this public discussion has started and our role is now to add knowledge and
information to the discussion.
Since I wrote the announcement in August, we have... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speakers Harald Reisinger and Aldo Frick
Last spring, I attended a presentation by the boss of a large
translation bureau. Not what you expect at a meeting of security
experts, so I was not sure what I would learn. But the longer he took,
the more interested I got. Here was somebody who was using security to
sell his service: He was not merely fulfilling requirements to pass
audits a... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Jordi Puiggalí
The plot was thickening for E-Voting making real inroads into Switzerland a few years ago. Swiss Post must have become aware that the physical transport of ballots was possibly going to be reduced in the long run.
Swiss Post is transporting the voting material to every Swiss voter and then - a specialty in Switzerland - most of the filled out b... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Raphael Reischuk
The more we depend on the internet for our everyday lives, the more we realize
how many design flaws are built into its basic architecture. The net was built
for scale and resilience, but it was not built for security. The much needed performance
boosts often come in the form of bolt-on hacks instead of long-term visions.
You could say that we a... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Thomas Hofer
So there are two E-Voting offerings in Switzerland: one by the State of
and one by Swiss Post. These two unlikely competitors are struggling to win
Swiss cantons over to their solution. Geneva has been doing E-Voting
since 2003 and five years ago, Thomas Hofer joined the team to serve as technical
administrator and operator of the voting ... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Anthony Vance
“Given a choice between dancing pigs and security, users will pick dancing pigs every time”. Generations of security officers have made jokes based on this popular saying and I have never heard anybody challenge its true core. Yet, why are users behaving like this? And why have 20 years of friends getting hacked, near-daily press coverage of sec... continue reading
Swiss Cyber Storm Final - Insights
The Swiss Cyber Storm is a non profit organization hosting the international Swiss Cyber Storm Conference and running the Swiss part of the European Cyber Security Challenges with a focus of identifying and supporting young cyber talents.
From September 1st until September 3rd 2017 the best swiss cyber talents met in Sursee to build the natio... continue reading
Focus Theme E-Voting
“With all its distinct and partly contradictory security requirements and goals, electronic voting
is the supreme discipline among secure communication protocols.”
This is what University of Zurich associate
Professor Rolf Oppliger told me when we
discussed E-Voting last year. He went on to explain that online banking needs
strong authenticatio... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Stefan Lüders
There is no business case for securing IoT hardware. There is no
legislation and no incentive to lock it down. But there is a lot of
legal knowledge how a manufacturer can sneak out of the
responsibility via extensive EULAs. Our industry has been having great
fun dissecting electronic scales, smart toothbrushes and even IoT egg
containers (here ... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Clément Guitton
There have been a few statements by Swiss politicians lately, trying to funnel
into the army to grow real cyber units with extensive attack capabilities.
Initiatives as this have been around for a while and usually I do not bother,
but the statements are growing more systematic in recent weeks. On top of it,
they coincidence with the ... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Dhia Mahjoub
When we think of Bulletproof Hosting, we usually think of shady firms
in the style of the Russian Business Network that dodge all inquiries and
take-down notices from governments and potentially operating in corrupt
legislations where such behaviour is accepted. Nowadays, this
traditional centralized Bulletproof Hosting no longer works, although... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Daniela Oliveira
There is a shift in the world of IT security. Back in the 1990ties,
people thought security was a purely technical if not mathematical
problem. In one of his more famous quotes, Bruce Schneier stated
that having written “Applied Cryptography” he really thought,
that security was solved since he had just told the world how to
... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Keynote Speaker Paul Vixie
We are very proud to have Paul Vixie as our keynote speaker. I do not need
to tell you about Paul’s greatness or about the fact that he is a veteran with over
30 years in the IT industry. But let me tell you about two things that
I think striking:
Paul has been introduced to the Internet Hall of Fame
Paul runs a company called Farsight Sec... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Jos Wetzels
The internet of things is all the rage and talks about the insecurity of smart
devices and tech assistants are a constant companion at tech conferences these days. But
it’s also a bit boring in the sense that the whole audience knows IoT is
insecure and the presentations are often déjà-vus of stupid mistakes on
Jos Wetzels, Sec... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Tarah Wheeler
Tarah Wheeler can be really vocal when it comes to gender equality, workplace
diversity and American politics in general. She is a thought leader and we
could fill a conference with Tarah explaining her view on all these topics. But
then you could also read her book about Women in Tech or ask her directly. At
Swiss Cyber Storm she will speak as ... continue reading
Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Tanya Janca
Imagine me attending the OWASP Application Security Europe conference
two weeks ago; the Swiss Cyber Storm program was almost full, but I
really wanted to have another addition to the management track. Security
DevOps sounded ideal and AppSecEU was running a two day track with
SecDevOps and DevSecOps. Although I can not really tell the two apart... continue reading
title: Introducing Swiss Cyber Storm 2017 Speaker Deviant Ollam
At Swiss Cyber Storm 2016, Walter Belgers from TOOOL Netherlands
presented lock-picking as a metaphor of IT security hacking. This years
speaker Deviant Ollam is Walter’s counterpart in TOOOL United States. He
has been called the godfather of... continue reading
SCS Challenges Reloaded
The waiting has finally come to an end.
Sign up today for the Swiss Cyber Strom Security Challenges 2017.
The SCS is waiting for you .
Talents with best scores are invited to the Swiss final in Sursee where we evaluate the Swiss national team. The Swiss team will compete against other European teams in the run of the European Cyber Secu... continue reading
A first glimpse at the program of the SCS Conference 2017
We had a few impressive talks at Swiss Cyber Storm 2016. Troy Hunt surprised me
regarding his diligence with everything around account breaches. John Matherly
/ Shodan and Marc Ruef with his Dark Net talk hit it home in a perfect way. I
was very happy that Nick Galbreath’s talk resonated with so many people in the
room who had never heard his n... continue reading
Steroids for hackers - Swiss Cyber Challenges 2017
The schedule for the SCS Challenges 2017 has been launched.
Register today on our challenges page.
You don’t know the SCS Challenges?
Are you born in 1992 or later? Working with computers and networks is your passion and you are not (yet) a security professional? Then the European Cyber Security Challenge is for you! You have to solve security... continue reading
Budding young hackers use charm and expertise for a chance to compete in the championship
In Sursee this weekend, Switzerland’s best young hackers competed against each other at the Swiss qualification round of the European Cyber Security Challenge. Participants were required not only to perform technical tasks but also to demonstrate their presentation skills and ability to work in a team. This Sunday afternoon, the ten winners wer... continue reading
End of final qualifying 2016
International Hacker Competition: Europe is preparing against cyber threats
Last night, the national qualification phase of this year’s “European Cyber Security Challenge” ended. The 20
best young hackers in Switzerland have been identified and are competing for entry into the European finale
in Dusseldorf. The annual hacker competition is an ... continue reading
Flyer of the European Cyber Championship 2016
Already exited about the European Cyber Championship 2016?
Share your passion with collegues.
Please find below the flyer for the upcoming event German flyer, Frensh flyer, Italian flyer.
Stay tuned for more information about this years conference and watch out for news about the Cyber Security Challenges!
Start of the European Cyber Championship 2016
Starting Monday morning, things get serious for young Swiss hackers: the national qualifications phase for the European Cyber Security Challenge of 2016 opens. Young talents between the ages of 14 and 30 have the possibility of qualifying for the Swiss National Team and competing against other nations in the European finals in Düsseldorf. The c... continue reading
Get ready for Hacky Easter
HackyEaster will start tomorrow!
The best chance to get prepared for the Swiss Cyber Challenges. Lots of funny puzzles and challenges are waiting for you.
Get enspired by the last years events HackyEaster 2014 and HackyEaster 2015.
HackyEaster 2016 will be a month of excitement, fun and learning.
Stay tuned for more information about this ye... continue reading
New Hacking-Lab LiveCD 9-05 Released
The new Hacking-Lab 9-05 LiveCD has been released today. The new build is supporting 32 bit binaries, plus we added remmina RDP client.
Please update by following the instructions on http://media.hacking-lab.com/tips/update/ or by downloading the new OVA for your preferred hypervisor.
Further information are provided here.
Details for the On... continue reading
To get started solving real hacking challenges you want to dive into the world of the Hacking-Lab.
The Hacking-Lab LiveCD is a full fledged pre-configured OVA appliance for Vmware or VirtualBox based on Debian Live with Kali support. It will give you a jump start in accessing the Hacking-Lab-Universe and it is free.
Please find here some tips... continue reading