CSides Monthly Security Meetups
CSides Monthly Security Meetups provide an opportunity to listen to and share security research within the
Canberra region. The meeting occurs normally on the 2nd Friday of every month. Each meetup consists of 1-2 talks
of around 30 mins each. Talks start at 6pm and are followed by some socialising at a local pub.
New attendees are welcome, just come along! (There are no entry fees, and no tickets to book)
The talks at CSides are technical. CSides welcomes new and interesting speakers to present - the topic will be
on a technical or security issue. As a speaker you can be an expert, a student, someone learning a new area or
maybe a regular speaker on the conference circuit, but we also love to have new and occasional speakers. Please
contact one of the organisers below if you are interested in speaking.
You are very welcome to propose running activites other than talks, such as hands-on workshops, an infosec quiz
or something else relevant to our techie audience!
- Canberra Rex Hotel
150 Northbourne Ave
Braddon ACT 2612
- Swan & King Bar
Canberra Rex Hotel
- Kylie McDevitt
9th February 2024
15th March 2024
12th April 2024
10th May 2024
7th June 2024
Friday 10th November 2023
Talk 1: How to best fuzz network services in embedded devices?
This research question is something we’ve tackled under a research grant provided by Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG). Network services can be challenging. Traditional fuzzers deal well with testing file parsers but struggle to fuzz network programs.
We’ve built 3 sets of harnesses to fuzz test a variety of services:
- when we have the network service source code
- when we have only the firmware and the service is dynamically linked
- when we have only the firmware and the service is statically linked
Come to this talk and see our unique approaches to fuzz test harnessing.
Dr Silvio Cesare
Dr Silvio Cesare is the CTO and a Managing Director at InfoSect. He has worked in technical roles and been involved in computer security for over 20 years. This period includes time in Silicon Valley in the USA, France, and Australia. He has worked commercially in both defensive and offensive roles within engineering. He has reported hundreds of software bugs and vulnerabilities in Operating Systems kernels. He was previously the Director for Education and Training at UNSW Canberra Cyber, ensuring quality content and delivery. In his early career, he was the scanner architect and a C developer at Qualys. He is also the co-founder of BSides Canberra - Australia’s largest hacker conference. He has a Ph.D. from Deakin University and has published within industry and academia, is a 4-time Black Hat speaker, gone through academic research commercialisation, and authored a book (Software Similarity and Classification, published by Springer).