Another year, another Securi-Tay, another talk… and this time we’re sponsoring the bar!

Another year has rolled by (damn, I really don’t update this blog much, do I?) and Securi-Tay IV is coming up. I’ll be speaking about security issues related to serialisation and deserialisation of data in modern programming languages, including PHP and C#.

My colleague FreakyClown will be talking about robbing banks for a living, which promises to be amusing at the very least (which reminds me – ask me about coathangers and server rooms when you see me).

Most importantly though: we (and by that I mean Portcullis) are sponsoring the bar this year! I hope to see you all there for plenty of drunken security rambling.

Talking about crypto at Securi-Tay 2014 (Dundee, Scotland)

I’m doing a talk about cryptography at Securi-Tay 2014 on the 15th of January, up in Dundee, Scotland. The talk is aimed at people who are interested in cryptography from a practical perspective, but are put off by the slew of hieroglyphs and maths-speak that tends to plague the field. The talk is entitled “Breaking bad crypto without breaking your brain”. I promise that there are no Breaking Bad references in there, primarily because I seem to be the only person on earth that still hasn’t started watching it.

Securi-Tay is a great conference, organised by Ethical Hacking students at the university, with some help from other nice folk and sponsors. I attended (and spoke) last year, and it was great from both technical and social aspects. There’s a really good line-up of talks so far, and it’s always great to see the student talks dealing with things from brand new perspectives, as well as the staple talks from professionals and seasoned researchers.

Tickets are £20 a head, and there’s free booze after the con, so it’s an absolute bargain – come join us!