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DeepIntel 2012 - An Intelligent Security Conference

A Security Intelligence focused conference held in the Austrian Alps

It has been almost a week now since DeepIntel 2012, a conference focused on Security Intelligence, has wrapped up and I cannot help but think; "Why is this the first conference of its kind?"

DeepIntel, a conference covering Security Intelligence using several different approaches, managed to effectively deliver the information both in its speakers and in its audience participation. With the attendees intimate proximity to the speakers, those at DeepIntel were not only involved in the talks, but were integral in the initiatives introduced at the conference.

I would say that DeepIntel has proven itself beyond just another conference and more along the lines of a boot camp for Security Intelligence. Topics discussed included how intelligence is collected both inside and outside of the US in an ever changing landscape, the misuse and over use of terms like "Cyberwarfare" and "Cyberwar". We were treated to some great talks regarding creative and clever ways to defend your network, thinking and reacting just like the "bad guy" would, and how to manage mass amounts of data by the good folk from Shadowserver. Some important initiatives introducued at DeepIntel were the OSNIF project, an open source framework for testing IDS evasion techniques as well as a "Call to Arms", an initiative focused on information sharing regarding targeted threats within the cyber security community. Another treat worth mentioning was a talk regarding the ability for anyone to discover more about you than was ever intended simply by using your less than security conscious friends. This of course was achieved using everyones favorite social network, Facebook, good for the "bad guys" out there, not so good for you.

I have been to a few security conferences in my past, but honestly DeepIntel has been the best so far in the "bang for your buck" category. Included in the conference fee was a 3 night hotel stay in the beautiful Austrian Alps, including food. The talks alone were worth the cost, but throw in the amazing speakers, the atmosphere and the interaction and you find yourself really excited for next years DeepIntel conference.

Special thanks to Michael (MiKa) Kafka, Rene Pfeiffer, Manuela Moser and all of those at DeepSec for bringing this conference to the forefront, it is long overdue. I would also like to thank all those who spoke at DeepIntel, the talks were informative, thought provoking and hit the mark every time.

For those interested, here are the topics that were covered:

Day 1

Intelligence Gathering in a Changing Strategical Framework

Günter K. Weiße

Wargames in the Fifth Domain

Karin ‘kyrah' Kosina - Beirut

Bringing the Cyber-Peace - Introducing the Global Cyber Defense Initiative

Stefan Schumacher (President of the Magdeburg Institute for Security Research)

Cybercrime - Who are the offenders?

Dr. Edith Huber (Danube University Krems)

Better Breach Disclosure = Better Risk Management

Andrew Barratt

SexyDefense - maximizing the Home-Field Advantage

Iftach Ian Amit

Day 2

Facebook and You

Jonathan Deutsch

Massive Storage

Richard Perlotto (Shadowserver Foundation)

Preventing and Detecting Mass-Malware and Advanced Threats

Tom "c-APT-ure" Ueltschi - Bern, Switzerland

Tuning to a different Key - Introducing Weaknesses into Security Devices

Arron "finux" Finnon

Defending the crown jewels - Incident Response against APTs

Avi Kravitz

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Cory Marchand is a trusted subject matter expert on topics of Cyber Security Threats, Network and Host based Assessment and Computer Forensics. Mr. Marchand has supported several customers over his 10+ years within the field of Computer Security including State, Federal and Military Government as well as the Private sector. Mr. Marchand holds several industry related certificates including CISSP, EnCE, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, GREM, GSNA and CEH.

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