NorthSec 2022

Malware Block
2022-05-19, 15:10–15:40, Ville-Marie

Hosted panel discussion and Q&A.


Hosted panel discussion and Q&A.


What is the language of your talk/workshop?

English

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 Peter Szor Award for best research paper in 2014. He presented at multiple conferences including RSAC, FIRST, 44con, CARO, SecTor and Linuxcon Europe. When he’s not one of the organizers, he loves participating in CTF competitions like a partying gentleman. Outside the cyberspace, Marc-Etienne plays the clarinet and read comics. He tweets randomly from @marc_etienne_.

Vitor Ventura is a Cisco Talos security researcher and manager of the EMEA and Asia Outreach team. As a researcher, he investigated and published various articles on emerging threats. Most of the day Vitor is hunting for threats, reversing code but also looking for the geopolitical and/or economic context that better suits them. Vitor has been a speaker in conferences, like VirusBulletin, NorthSec, Recon, Defcon’s Crypto and Privacy Village, among others.
Prior to that he was IBM X-Force IRIS European manager where he was lead responder on several high profile organizations affected by the WannaCry and NotPetya infections. Before that he did penetration testing at IBM X-Force Red, where Vitor led flagship projects like Connected Car assessments and ICS security assessments, custom mobile devices among other IoT security projects. Vitor holds a Bsc in Computer Science and multiple security related certifications like GREM (GIAC Reverse Engineer Malware), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager).

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Hired by ESET in 2010, Alexis Dorais-Joncas worked as a Malware Researcher, then as Security Intelligence Team Lead. In 2015, Alexis Dorais-Joncas was appointed head of ESET’s R&D branch office located in Montreal. He and his team focus on cutting edge malware research, network security and targeted attacks tracking in order to shed light on the latest trends and developments in the malware ecosystem and implement efficient and innovative countermeasures to allow ESET customers to be safer online.

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Léanne is a security engineer at Google focusing on reverse engineering and threat intelligence. Recently graduated from ÉTS, she participated in multiple CTF and security related events with the DCIÉTS group. She has experimented with tooling, pentesting and threat hunting during her years as a student. Now focusing on reverse engineering, she is always happy to share her expertise and insight.

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Suweera is an enthusiast when it comes to reversing malware and enjoys diving as deep as the hex bytes allow her to. Currently she works as a Senior Security Researcher at CrowdStrike, where she continues to hack away at code.

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