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Presentation at BSidesVienna

On the last Saturday the 22nd of November, I attended BSidesVienna 2014 to deliver a talk about BurpSentinel. This tool is a Burp Suite extension giving better control over semi-automated requests sent to a given web application page. The presentation also covered aspects on automated Cross-Site Scripting and SQL injection detection. Despite talking early in the day (10 am), […]

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APT Detection Engine based on Splunk

Compass Security is working on an APT Detection Engine based on Splunk within the Hacking-Lab environment. Hacking-Lab is a remote training lab for cyber specialists, used by more then 22’000 users world-wide, run by Security Competence GmbH. An advanced persistent threat (APT) is a network attack in which an unauthorized person gains access to a network […]

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Compass Area 41 attendance

Area41 (@a41con) is a security conference held in Switzerland. Its the successor of the highly successful Hashdays. Several Compass Security Switzerland employees volunteered to help organizing this event. Some say, we completely infiltrated Area41! The compound of Komplex 457 was pretty awesome. There was enough space in the main hall for to accommodate all viewers, […]

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Compass Security at ASFWS in Yverdon-les-Bains

Compass Security is proud to be part and sponsor of the Application Security Forum – Western Switzerland (ASFWS), a conference about application, identity and cyber security which will be take place in a week’s time in Yverdon-les-Bains (15-16 October 2013). I will run the AppSec Lab 1 (featuring the Hacking-Lab), on Wednesday 16 October in the […]

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RHUL Information Security Group (ISG) Weekend Conference

Each year, the world renowned Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) Information Security Group (ISG) invites potential, current and past students to join the weekend conference and meet with well regarded security researchers and experts from academia, UK government and the industries. Part of the tradition is to to have dinner at the wonderfull and […]

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Black Hat USA 2013

Black Hat USA is the most famous conference for IT security professionals and hackers around the globe. The highly skilled speakers provide insights into their ongoing research and release their brand new tools. Of course, the spectacular location at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas contributes to the popularity of this conference as well. This year’s […]

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Compass Crew Member Speaking at Black Hat USA

Cyrill Brunschwiler’s talk was selected “among the very best research available today” to be presented side-by-side with the security industries top researchers on the world’s most renowned security conference – Black Hat USA in Las Vegas. He will be speaking on “Energy Fraud and Orchestrated Blackouts: Issues with Wireless Metering Protocols (wM-Bus)”. The work presented […]

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Ein Nachmittag beim TVO

Nicht selten werden wir bei Compass von den Medien angefragt, zu dem einen oder anderen, aktuellen Sicherheitsthema Stellung zu nehmen. Meistens springen da unsere Profis, Ivan Bütler und Walter Sprenger, ein, die schon auf eine beachtliche TV-Erfahrung zurückblicken können. Die Fügung wollte es, das es nun mich traf: Der Ostschweizer Sender “TVO” lud mich als […]

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Nächster Compass BeerTalk am Donnerstag 01.03.2012

Am 1. März 2012 ist es wieder so weit, wir führen den ersten BeerTalk im Jahr 2012 zum Thema Advanced Web Security durch. Das weit verbreitete Struts Framework war im letzten halben Jahr immer wieder auf Remote Code Execution verwundbar, was Angreifern erlaubte, ganze Systeme zu kompromittieren. Philipp Oesch, Leiter Software Entwicklung bei der Compass […]

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Tech-Talk am Watchguard Event

Manfred Huber ist beim Sicherheitsspezialisten WatchGuard Technologies als Territory-Sales-Manager neu unter anderem zuständig für die Betreuung und den Ausbau des Schweizer Partnernetzwerks. Erste Partnerkonferenz Den ersten öffentlichen Auftritt in seiner neuen Funktion dürfte Huber im Rahmen der erstmalig stattfindenden WatchGuard-Partnerkonferenz in der Schweiz haben. Am 17. Januar lädt der Sicherheitsspezialist zu selbiger im Hotel […]

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