Today we are launching Empire Hacking, a bi-monthly meetup that focuses on pragmatic security research and new discoveries in attack and defense.
Empire Hacking is technical. We aim to bridge the gap between weekend projects and funded research. There won’t be any product pitches here. Come prepared with your best ideas.
Empire Hacking is exclusive. Talks are by invitation-only and are under Chatham House Rule. We will discuss ongoing research and internal projects you won’t hear about anywhere else.
Empire Hacking is engaging. Talk about subjects you find interesting, face to face, with a community of experts from across the industry.
Each meetup will consist of short talks from three expert speakers and run from 6-9pm at Trail of Bits HQ. Tentative schedule: Even months, on Patch Tuesday. Beer and light food will be provided. Space is limited. Please apply on our Meetup page.
Our inaugural meetup will feature talks from Chris Rohlf, Dr. Byron Cook, and Nick DePetrillo on Tuesday, June 9th.
Offense at Scale
Chris will discuss the effects of scale on vulnerability research, fuzzing and real attack campaigns.
Chris Rohlf runs the penetration testing team at Yahoo in NYC. Before Yahoo he was the founder of Leaf Security Research, a highly-specialized security consultancy with expertise in vulnerability discovery, reversing and exploit development.
Automatically proving program termination (and more!)
Byron will discuss research advances that have led to practical tools for automatically proving program termination and related properties.
Dr. Byron Cook is professor of computer science at University College London.
Cellular Baseband Exploitation
Baseband exploitation has been a topic of interest for many, however, few talks have described the effort required to make such attacks practical. In this talk, we explore the challenges towards reliable, large-scale cellular baseband exploitation.
Nick DePetrillo is a principal security engineer at Trail of Bits with expertise in cellular hardware and infrastructure security.
Keep up with Empire Hacking by following us on Twitter. See you at a meetup!