‘Hacktivity 2011′ Keynote Examines 25 Years of Malware

In September, I had the pleasure of giving the keynote speech at “Hacktivity 2011″ in Budapest, Hungary. I was very excited to see the large audience, about 1,000 visitors, among them very serious and well-known security professionals, instructors, and security enthusiasts. It was also exciting for me because I made the presentation in my native Hungarian. I very much enjoyed the conference and was able to meet a lot of talented young security researchers.

The presentation was translated during the talk and the speech is also available in English. Do not be surprised by the fact that the introduction will be made by a male voice, followed by several translators in real time who had to put complex security terms in plain English, while I talked very fast!

The presentation covers several important developments and the history of the last 25 years of computer malware. It has been an exiting journey for me to dedicate a large part of my life to the problems of computer threats. The presentation also details industry control system attacks, their history, Stuxnet, and recent interesting fake AV and rootkit developments. Many of the techniques were not publicly discussed prior to my talk. Enjoy!

The English version:

And for those of you who would like to listen in Hungarian, the talk is available here:

Hacktivity 2011 – Szőr Péter: Küzdelem a kártékony kódok ellen