Tag Archives: Infosec

Hacking an election is about manipulating data to affect hearts & minds

Everything can be hacked, even democracy itself. Andrés Sepúlveda described in an interview how for a decade he helped political parties in South-America to win elections. He hacked other political parties for them, got all their secrets, …  Continue reading

Leaking Beeps: Are You In Control Of Your Own Automation?

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are a hot topic in the security industry today, thanks to the prevalence of software that is often riddled with security flaws and legacy protocols that were designed without any type of security. Many of these systems were designed in a different time, when the world was quite different. ICS systems used to be isolated, Internet access was rare and expensive, and hacking knowledge was not as widespread as it is today. It would be very difficult for a programmer to have foreseen some of the security issues that have now come about. As a result, however, this often translates to cases where solutions are developed to get the most out of the system while maintaining a cost-conscious mindset. As a result, there are cases where software and protocols that were never meant to be part of an ICS system end up as part of such a system. Continue reading

How can you attack/defend something you can’t see?

In today’s connected world the targets of cyberattacks are always changing. For years, infected endpoints and huge botnets were the place to be to make profits – because this is where the data was. In the modern world most users no longer know where their data resides – it’s simply there when they need it. But the more technically skilled understand that our modern cloud-backed world is not without danger. Cybercriminals also know where to find our data, and the door is sometimes wide open for them to come and get it.  Continue reading

Infosecurity, the place to be (especially booth 03.B010)

Infosecurity, the annual highlight of IT security in Belgium, is approaching rapidly, so we thought it would be good to send you a timely reminder. And while we’re at it, let us remind you why you don’t want to miss this high mass of Belgian IT on March 22nd and 23rd. Continue reading