BlackHoodie Bootcamp #4 Wrap Up - Berlin 2018

his year we were lucky to be able to attend the 4th edition of the BlackHoodie Bootcamp in Berlin. BlackHoodie is a women-only reverse engineering [intensive] bootcamp, meant to introduce attendees to reverse engineering and other highly technical areas of information security in an intensive weekend. Born in 2015 with only 15 attendees, BlackHoodie has grown now to over 90 participants from all over the world.

Creating "Too much noise" in DEFCON AI village CTF challenge

During DEFCON 26 the AI village hosted a jeopardy style CTF with challenges related to AI/ML and security. I thought it would be fun to create a challenge for that and I had an idea that revolved around Denoising Autoencoders (DA). The challenge was named “Too much noise” but unfortunately it was not solved by anyone during the CTF. In this blog I would like to present the idea behind it and how one could go about and solve it.

NotPink: The first security conference given by women in Argentina

NotPink: The first security conference given by women in Argentina

Notpink es la primer conferencia con charlas técnicas sobre seguridad dadas sólo por mujeres en Argentina. Tuvo lugar en la Universidad de Palermo el pasado 24 de Agosto. Asistieron unas 200 personas. Las charlas fueron dadas por once mujeres especialistas de diferentes áreas de la seguridad informática, esto reflejó diversos matices del ámbito de la cyberseguridad (bancario, medicina, legal, etc). Los sponsors de esta primer edición fueron ESET, Infobyte y Eleven Paths. 

RESET 2018 Conference Wrap-Up

RESET 2018 Conference Wrap-Up

The first edition of RESET cybersecurity conference took place last week in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre of the UCL in London. Hundreds of attendees gathered together to discuss about cyber attacks, threat actors, threat hunting, defence strategies, and more. The event schedule consisted of 8 technical talks, 2 panels, and opening and closing notes. The speaker selection was excellent, with the presence of well known figures such as Wendy Nather, Kim Zetter, and Rebekah Brown.

Three Years of Publishing Malware Traffic Datasets

The Stratosphere IPS is a behavioral-based intrusion detection and prevention system. It uses machine learning algorithms to detect malicious behaviors. In order to do that, we create models based on real malware behaviours to ensure a good accuracy and performance of our IPS. For this reason, in 2015 we started our sister project called 'Malware Capture Facility Project'. 

Nomad Project

The goal of the NoMaD project is to collect, label, organize and make available a large, verified and labeled dataset of normal and malicious HTTPS connections. This dataset is designed to support the research team at Cisco Prague as well as to support the research activities and publications of the CVUT University. The project will give Cisco Systems an evolving dataset to generate better and faster analysis; and will give the CTU University the opportunity to research about the HTTPSbehaviors in the network as part of its Stratosphere Project.