Context presents at BSides Canberra

03 Mar 2017

Context are attending the BSides Canberra event from 17th– 18th March 2017 at the Canberra Rex Hotel. Dan Kennedy, Lead Security Consultant at Context, will be debuting a unique security counter intelligence exercise and Fatih Ozavci, Managing Consultant at Context, will be presenting his talk, "Departed Communications: Learn the ways to smash them". 

Dan's security counter intelligence exercise, Maskirovka Winter, is a high-stakes simulated global threat hunt designed to test participants' abilities in using threat intelligence analysis and critical reasoning to prevent a cyber attack on an energy substation in Chechyna that could disrupt electricity supplies to thousands of Russian and Georgian citizens and potentially lead to global conflict. 

The challenge is designed around the ability to incorporate social network and link analysis, statistics with large data and using the diamond model method. Participants will play the role of cyber counter intelligence analysts assigned to search, track and reveal the truth surrounding the event and deliver intelligence reports to make the appropriate response. Dan will be providing an introductory talk on the exercise, "Counter Intelligence Simulation Contest" on Friday 17th March at 10:30am in the Workshop and Competition room. You can find full details of the exercise on the BSides website

Fatih's talk will discuss the security risks presented by VoIP and Unified Communications systems and the need for penetration testing. The talk will aim to improve the testing skills of assurance teams through practical attack demonstrations, testing tips and automated actions. Unified Communications and VoIP are used widely by large organisations for video conferences, office collaboration, cloud services and mobile communications and also have key roles in the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) implementations of next generation mobile networks. But these technologies often come with design issues, well-known security vulnerabilities and legacy services, which present real security risks that go undetected.

Fatih's talk will take place on Friday 17th March 2017 at 1pm in the main track room. For more informationon Fatih's talk visit the BSides website.

The slides to Fatih's talk can be downloaded here.

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