A Preview of the Sessions to Be Held at NULLCON 2020

by | Feb 23, 2020


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


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.


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


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


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.


NULLCON to Organize Digital Security and Privacy Workshop for Journalists, Activists, Lawyers in Goa


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:

To register for a NULLCON Goa 2020 complimentary conference media pass (6th & 7th
March 2020):

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Brian Pereira
Brian Pereira is an Indian journalist and editor based in Mumbai. He founded Digital Creed in 2015. A technology buff, former computer instructor, and software developer, Brian has 29 years of journalism experience (since 1994). Brian is the former Editor of CHIP India, InformationWeek India and CISO Mag. He has served India's leading newspaper groups: The Times of India and The Indian Express. Presently, he serves the Information Security Media Group, as Sr. Director, Editorial. You'll find his most current work on CIO Inc. During his career he wrote (and continues to write) 5000+ technology articles. He conducted more than 450 industry interviews. Brian writes on aviation, drones, cybersecurity, tech startups, cloud, data center, AI/ML/Gen AI, IoT, Blockchain etc. 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. He recently achieved a Certificate in Cybersecurity (CC) from the international certification body ISC2. Follow Brian on Twitter (@creed_digital) and LinkedIn. Email Brian at: [email protected]
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