NorthSec 2023

Olivier Bilodeau

Olivier Bilodeau is leading the Cybersecurity Research team at GoSecure. With more than 13 years of infosec experience, he enjoys luring malware operators into his traps, writing tools for malware research and vulnerability research. Olivier is a passionate communicator having spoken at several conferences including BlackHat, Defcon, Botconf, NorthSec, Derbycon, and HackFest. Invested in his community, he co-founded MontréHack, a monthly workshop focused on hands-on CTF problem solving, and NorthSec, a large non-profit conference and CTF based in Montreal which you may have heard of.

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10 years of NorthSec if you count from 0
Olivier Bilodeau

Can you believe that NorthSec already has 11 years? In this guest-filled session, we will take a look back at these 11 years and highlight NorthSec's rich history.

Capture-The-Flag 101
Olivier Bilodeau

An introduction to Capture-The-Flag (CTF) with easy challenges and tips on how to approach them.

The objective of this workshop is to dive into Capture-The-Flag (CTF) competitions. First, by introducing participants to the basic concepts. Then, by helping them prepare for the upcoming NorthSec CTF, and, finally, evolve in their practice of applied cybersecurity.

We will have easy and medium CTF challenges in several categories (binaries, Web, exploitation, forensics) and we will give hints and solutions during the workshop.

This is meant to be for CTF first-timers. Seasoned players should play NorthSec's official CTF.

Requirements * a laptop * a programming language of choice (it's usually Python) * wireshark * a web assessment security tool (Burp, ZAP, mitmproxy) * a disassembler / decompiler (Radare2, Binary Ninja, IDA Pro)

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