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The results of the ZeroNights’2016


Dear friends, it is high time to summarize the results of the 6th ZeroNights Conference conducted on November 17-18, 2016. Over 1,500 people participated in the event. The audience comprised technical specialists, administrators, heads and employees of informational security departments, pentesters, software engineers, representatives of information security communities, journalists, and all those interested in the industry’s applied aspects.

Key topics of 2016 ZeroNights included: web security; security of Windows, MacOS, iOS; hardware vulnerabilities; backdoors in hardware from the global vendors; search for vulnerabilities; attacks on neuron networks; reverse engineering; attacks in the world of transactions; hacking top-class and inexpensive smartphones; security of process automation systems; and new hacker techniques.

Over 60 speakers came to the Conference from nine countries: Russia, Brazil, US, Germany, France, Argentina, China, Italy, and Switzerland. These were renowned speakers from Russia and abroad, experts in informational security, analytics, software engineers, hackers, and reverse engineers.

The presentations given at the Conference were thoroughly selected by the Programme Committee comprising 13 reputable practitioners, who represented security departments and research teams of renowned companies as well as independent researchers. Apart from main presentations, the Conference hosted workshops and speeches in the DefensiveTrack and FastTrack slots. Moreover, ZN conducted a number of other activities, such as: HackQuest, two CTF contests, and other hacking and dexterity-testing contests. The winners were rewarded with valuable prizes.

For the first time in ZN history, the CarPWN team presented an AutomotiveVillage section to introduce the guests to the basics of automotive security, including that of self-driving cars and connected-cars, and provide them with the possibility to discuss the challenges of ECU reverse engineering and QNX security. This year’s ZeroNights stood out involving representatives of various communities, such as OWASP, R0, DefconRussia, HardwareVillage, AutomotiveVillage, CTFRUE, DefconKazakhstan, DefconMoscow, CTF-movement of Russia and others.

In the near future, we will provide you with the presentations of the ZN speakers, video records of their presentations, and links to the publications and photos. Stay tuned!