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Next Meeting (5th of March 2013) in Leuven
5th of March 2013 (18h00 - 21h00)
This chapter meeting is co-organized with SecAppDev.
Both speakers are faculty of the Secure Application Development course which is held in Leuven from 4 March 2013 until 8 March 2013. OWASP Members get a 10% discount to attend the course.
Hosted by Distrinet Research Group (K.U.Leuven).
Welcome & Sandwiches:
Department of Computer Science (foyer at ground floor)
Celestijnenlaan 200 A
3001 Heverlee (google maps)
Celestijnenlaan 200L, Auditorium L.00.06
3001 Heverlee (google maps)
- 18h00 - 18h30: Welcome & sandwiches
- 18h30 - 18h45: OWASP Update (by Lieven Desmet, OWASP Belgium Board)
- 18h45 - 19h45: 25 Years of Vulnerabilities (by Yves Younan, Senior Research Engineer at Sourcefire)
- This talk will take a look into the interesting world of vulnerability statistics. We have examined data for the last 25 years and used it to map out trends and general information on vulnerabilities in software. Some of the questions we look at are "What were the most popular vulnerabilities? Which had the most impact? Which vendors and products suffered from the most issues? Etc. While some of the statistics are predictable, others are surprising. This data was first introduced at RSA Conference San Francisco 2013.
- Dr. Yves Younan is a Senior Research Engineer in the Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) at Sourcefire where he works on vulnerabilities and mitigations. Prior to joining Sourcefire, he worked as a Security Researcher with BlackBerry Security at Research In Motion. Before joining RIM, he was an academic, founding the Native Code Security group within the DistriNet research group at the KU Leuven in Belgium. He received a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and a PhD in Engineering: Computer Science from KU Leuven. His PhD focused on building efficient mitigations against vulnerability exploitation, several practical mitigations were published and presented at international conferences.
- 19h45 - 20h00: Break
- 20h00 - 21h00: Banking Security: Attacks and Defences (by Steven Murdoch, Senior Researcher at University of Cambridge)
- Designers of banking security systems are faced with a difficult challenge of developing technology within a tightly constrained budget, yet which must be capable of defeating attacks by determined, well-equipped criminals. This talk will summarise banking security technologies for protecting Chip and PIN/EMV card payments, online shopping, and online banking. The effectiveness of the security measures will be discussed, along with vulnerabilities discovered in them both by academics and by criminals. These vulnerabilities include cryptographic flaws, failures of tamper resistance, and poor implementation decisions, and have led not only to significant financial losses, but in some cases unfair allocation of liability. Proposed improvements will also be described, not only to the technical failures but also to the legal and regulatory regimes which are the underlying reason for some of these problems not being properly addressed.
- Dr. Steven J. Murdoch is a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Security Group of the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, working on developing metrics for security and privacy. His research interests include covert channels, banking security, anonymous communications, and censorship resistance. Following his PhD studies on anonymous communications, he worked with the OpenNet Initiative, investigating Internet censorship. He then worked for the Tor Project, on improving the security and usability of the Tor anonymity system. Currently he is supported by the Royal Society on developing methods to understand complex system security. He is also working on analyzing the security of banking systems especially Chip & PIN/EMV, and is Chief Security Architect of Cronto, an online authentication technology provider.
Please register via https://owasp-belgium-2013-03-05.eventbrite.com
The slides are available online!
- OWASP Update (by Lieven Desmet)
- 25 Years of Vulnerabilities (by Yves Younan, Sourcefire)
- Banking Security: Attacks and Defences (by Steven Murdoch, University of Cambridge) (PDF)
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The Belgium Chapter is supported by the following board:
- Erwin Geirnaert, Zion Security
- Philippe Bogaerts, F5
- André Mariën, Inno.com
- Lieven Desmet, K.U.Leuven
- Sebastien Deleersnyder, SAIT Zenitel
- Bart De Win, Ascure
- David Mathy, Focus ICT