Hackathon


This past June 17th and 18th, 2017, Google hosted their second annual Capture The Flag (CTF) competition. The Google team created security challenges and puzzles that contestants were able to earn points for solving. It’s a clever way to leverage the security community to help protect Google users, and the web as a whole. Last year, over 2,400 teams competed, and this year the number was even higher. FortiGuard Labs decided to pull together a team and then write up a report on the experience. So, first things first, this challenge was... [Read More]
by RSS Kushal Arvind Shah  |  Jun 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
This year I again participated in the Insomni'hack conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference started off with workshops, including mine on Android malware reversing - provided at cost. The workshop's virtual environment for reversing can be downloaded here from github. [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Apr 02, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
Last Saturday evening I had the honour to chair the selection committee for a Hackathon on Security...and many connected objects. While the meaning of "security" here was very broad (it included physical security for women and for elderly people, health, computer security, etc), it was a captivating experience. The participants came up with many different ideas - with first drafts listed here - especially around social networks, collaboration, and IoT. Let me provide my insight from the perspective of a security... [Read More]
by RSS Axelle Apvrille  |  Nov 29, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research