Thursday, January 17, 2013

Securi-Tay 2

Spent January 16th up in Dundee, at the University of Abertay, at Securi-Tay 2. It was a very well run conference - it was organised by students on the Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures course, but was better organised than some professional conferences I have been to.

I saw some excellent speakers, and gave a talk on career planning in information security, so mine was by far the least technical talk there. Once the video is up online I will add in a link here...I was going to attach slides but it seems this blog software doesn't understand attachments that aren't pictures or video.

Highlights for me:

  • Graham Sutherland's talk on attacking office hardware ranged from simple and relatively harmless, to pretty hardcore hacking via chip removal and analysis. Excellent fun.
  • Nick Walker's talk on Android Security Assessments, while slightly too technical for me, was very interesting, and reminded me to pop Cyanogenmod on my Galaxy S3 this weekend.
  • The" Rory track" - of the two lecture theatres, one had 3 Rorys presenting, which just goes to confirm one of the Memes of Meta...

Security Stack Exchange managed to supply me with a few T-shirts, pens and stickers so quite a few speakers presented their talks wearing them, which was nice :-)

And the good folks at Securi-Tay kindly donated this bright red t-shirt to my con swag collection.


Marion McCune said...

Great conference. Bad photo of me though :)

OneSpartan said...

Hi Rory
Came across your name when researching some security issues.
I see the band is going from strength to strength too!