NorthSec 2019 speaker: Marc-Etienne M.Léveillé

Marc-Etienne is a malware researcher at ESET since 2012. He specializes in malware attacking unusual platforms, whether it’s fruity hardware or software from south pole birds. Marc-Etienne focused his research on the reverse engineering of server-side malware to discover their inner working and operation strategy. His research led to the publication of the Operation Windigo white paper that won Virus Bulletin’s Péter Szőr Award for best research paper in 2014. While still keeping eyes open on crimeware, he now focuses on the analysis of targeted attacks.

Outside his day job, Marc-Etienne enjoys designing challenges for the NorthSec CTF competition. He is also a co-organiser of the MontréHack monthly event. He presented at multiple conferences including CSAW:Threads, CARO Workshop and Linuxcon Europe. When he’s not one of the organizer, he loves participating in CTF competitions like a partying gentleman. Outside the cyberspace, Marc-Etienne plays the clarinet and read comics. He tweets sporadically at @marc_etienne_.


Talks

Hunting Linux Malware for Fun and Flags

Fun introduction to Linux malware analysis and incident response. Trainees get root access to compromised Linux servers where they need to understand what they are up against (and find the flags!).