ZeroNights 2017 has two keynote speakers!
Dear friends, we have something unprecedented and insane at ZeroNights. The conference will have two keynote speakers! The first one will open the event and the second one will rock the second day! Please welcome Thomas Dullien (aka Halvar Flake) from Google and Shay Gueron from Amazon. Thomas Dullien will address the use of machine learning in attacks research (“Machine learning, attack, and the future of automation”), and Shay Gueron will focus on the private data security in virtualized cloud environment (“Attacks on encrypted memory: Beyond one bit”).
Details on our keynote speakers:
Thomas Dullien (aka Halvar Flake) started work in reverse engineering and digital rights management in the mid-90’s. At that time, he began to apply reverse engineering to vulnerability research. He pioneered early Windows heap exploitation, patch diffing, binary diffing, and various other reverse engineering techniques. In 2004, Halvar started zynamics, a company focused on reverse engineering technologies, but continued his research on reverse engineering. In 2011, zynamics was acquired by Google, and Halvar spent the next few years working on defensive technologies that leveraged the big data and machine learning. In summer 2015, Halvar received the lifetime achievement Pwnie and decided to take a year off to travel, read, and surf.
Shay Gueron is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Haifa, Israel. In addition, he is a Head Security Engineer (Cloud) at Amazon. He used to be an Intel Senior Principal Engineer, serving as Intel’s Senior Cryptographer. His interests include cryptography, security and algorithms. Gueron is responsible for some of Intel processors’ instructions such as AES-NI, PCLMULQDQ and coming VPMADD52, and for various micro-architectural features that speed up cryptographic algorithms. He contributed software to open source libraries (OpenSSL, NSS), with significant performance gains for symmetric encryption, public key algorithms and hashing. Gueron was one of the Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology architects, in charge of its cryptographic definition and implementation, and the inventor of the Memory Encryption Engine.
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