A series of forty five minute seminars running at 11am and 1pm of the event will allow delegates to understand complex areas of specific interest.

Trends, Predictions & Real-world Tradecraft. The Lessons Learnt in Responding to the Most Advanced Attacks

Zeki Turedi

2017 will be remembered as a year where nation state hacking dominated the media. These attacks are the most challenging that any organization can face because a nation state actor can invest a significant amount of R&D to target an organisation and isn’t driven by a profit motive. Yet techniques adopted by these actors invariably find their way into the mainstream criminal world and are a leading indicator of what to prepare for. In this briefing, our speakers look to the year ahead and make predictions of what you should expect to see and how you should focus your resources. Using real-world examples to illustrate the extraordinary tradecraft that is routinely employed to steal state secrets, gain access to critical infrastructure or poach valuable intellectual property, we will expose how the European threat landscape has changed in recent months.

Lions and Sheep on the Darkweb

Etienne Greeff


Things that go bump in the night, what we fear, what we should fear, and how that affects what we do in security.

‘Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. So in Africa it doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better start running’ – Thomas L. Friedman*

And so do we. Everyday in InfoSec we wake up, check our feeds, and start running. Running away from threats and running toward compliance. It’s an endless hamster wheel of buy and install, discover and patch, detect and remediate and our naive believe is that if we run faster than the other gazelle, the lion will catch someone else before they catch us.

This is a popular line of thinking but is it true? If it is true, which lions should we be running from and where do we run to? What happens if we don’t run fast enough?

Sometimes it is good to stop running for a moment, stop, look and think about what we’re doing and why we do it.

This talk invites you do just that by looking at some of the big lions we’ve been watching, who they’ve been catching and what that all means for us.


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