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A Preview of the Sessions to Be Held at NULLCON 2020

Global security experts will lead sessions and panels on topical cybersecurity issues and trends

NULLCON, Asia’s leading information security conference, training and exhibition platform is all set to happen from March 3rd to 7th in Goa. The conference will take place at the Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Dona Paula, Goa. It is one of the largest information security conferences where hackers, industry experts, vendors, delegates from the government and CXOs come together to discuss and learn the current scenario of information security and what lies ahead. Here are some of the highlights of the 11th edition of NULLCON.

NULLCON – Surveillance and Zero-Day:  

1. Talk: The Metadata Trap: Whistleblowers in the Age of Surveillance and Big Data

 Speaker: Micah Lee, Director of Information Security at The Intercept https://nullcon.net/website/goa-2020/speakers/micah-lee.php

Micah will discuss the evidence used against the eight (so far) US government workers that the Trump Administration has prosecuted for talking to and sharing documents with the media, and what this means for the safety of whistleblowers in a world where everything we do is being logged. The surveillance is global, so the lessons are global as well.  

2. Talk: How KRACKing Amazon Echo exposed a billion+ vulnerable Wi-Fi devices

Speaker: Robert Lipovsky, Senior Malware Researcher at ESET

https://nullcon.net/website/goa-2020/speakers/robert-lipovsky.php

This talk will discuss wifi zero-day vulnerabilities involved in KRACKing Amazon Echo and Kindle. The attack, which could enable adversaries to decrypt wireless network packets, affects Wi-Fi chipsets used in over a billion devices.

NULLCON – macOS/iOS Security:

1. Talk: Putting it all together: building an iOS jailbreak from scratch

Speaker: Umang Raghuvanshi, Security Researcher, specializing in iOS kernel and browser exploitation.

https://nullcon.net/website/goa-2020/speakers/umang-raghuvanshi.php

This talk will discuss in detail how iOS devices can be jailbroken.

2. Talk: KTRW: The journey to build a debuggable iPhone

Speaker: Brandon Azad, Security Researched, at Google Project Zero

https://nullcon.net/website/goa-2020/speakers/brandon-azad.php

This talk will discuss a high severity bug found in Apple devices where a local attacker can gain elevated privileges on Apple TvOS and is assigned CVE-2020-3837.

NULLCON – Legal and Policy:

Panel Discussion: Hack the law: Protection for ethical cyber security research in India”

Moderator: Apar Gupta, Executive Director, Internet Freedom Foundation

https://nullcon.net/website/goa-2020/speakers/hack-the-law.php

This Panel Discussion will clearly assess the legal landscape, the needs of cyber security experts in India and the necessary legal reforms. The focus will be on different government policy and legislative initiatives such as the Cyber Security Policy, the Information Technology Act, Data Protection Bill and even sometimes tertiary laws such as defamation.


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About NULLCON

NULLCON, started in 2010 has entered into its glorious 11th year. NULLCON has become a brand in itself as one of the extensive platforms for the exchange of information about zero-day vulnerabilities, latest attack vectors, and other cyber threats. Here, security researchers and experts from various fields discuss information security, along with showcasing multiple offensive and defensive security technologies.

To RSVP for Goa workshop on 8th March 2020, please visit:
https://nullcon.net/website/media-track.php

To register for a NULLCON Goa 2020 complimentary conference media pass (6th & 7th
March 2020):
https://nullcon.net/website/media-pass.php

Brian Pereira

Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He is the Founding Editor of Digital Creed, which he founded in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 28 years of journalism experience (since 1994). He is sound and confident about his knowledge of business technology concepts. And he is a believer in continual education/learning. Brian is the former Editor of CHIP and InformationWeek magazines (India). He has written hundreds of technology articles for India's leading newspaper groups such as The Times of India and Indian Express Newspapers (among others). And he has conducted more than 300 industry interviews during his journalism career. Brian also writes on Aviation, cybersecurity, startups, and topics directed at small and medium businesses. He achieved certifications from the EC-Council (Certified Secure Computer User) and from IBM (Basics of Cloud Computing). Apart from those, he has successfully completed many courses on Content Marketing and Business Writing. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn.

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