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Event Recap 2019

After months of preparation, and a full day packed with excitement and hard work, we can state that the first big event on fuzzing organized by Code Intelligence in Bonn on June 27 was a success. We are also extremely happy about all the positive feedback provided by the guests and participants.

The event presented current projects and latest developments in cybersecurity with a focus on fuzzining. There was also plenty of room for networking and one-on-one discussions.

The event took place in the Digital Hub co-working area and in company rooms of Code Intelligence located in the beautiful area of Bonner Bogen close to the Rhine river. Lunch from an Indian food truck and a barbecue with live music in the evening added to the casual atmosphere of the event.

The event combined four presentations and three breakout sessions. It started off with a presentation by Marc Wallert about overcoming crises in digital environment. It was followed by the presentation on fuzzing research in the academic world by Prof. Thorsten Holz. In the afternoon, the event continued with some insights into human-centric software design by Prof. Matthew Smith, Sebastian Pöplau finished the event with a talk on symbolic execution and how it can be combined with fuzzing to improve software security testing.

Three breakout sessions taking place before and after lunch covered a range of topics on fuzzing - from explaining fuzzing technology with examples (Dr. Khaled Yakdan) to applying fuzzing to embedded devices (Sirko Höer) and easy integration of fuzzing into software development process (Sergei Dechand).

Read the detailed summary of the event here:

What's all the fuzz about?! - 2019

The Agenda

Coming In

From 09:00 Uhr

Welcome by Philipp Langnickel

09:25 - 09:30 Uhr

Co-Founder & CEO // Code Intelligence GmbH

Stark durch Krisen im digitalen Zeitalter

09:30 - 10:15 Uhr

Marc Wallert // Keynote Speaker, Experience Expert for Resilience

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fuzzing

10:15 - 11:15 Uhr

Prof. Thorsten Holz // Ruhr University Bochum

1st Breakout Session

11:15 - 12:00 Uhr

Lunch & Networking

12:00 - 13:30 Uhr

Human-centric Software Testing

13:30 - 14:30 Uhr

Prof. Matthew Smith // University of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE

2nd Breakout Session

14:30 - 15:15 Uhr

Symbolic Execution: Complementing Fuzzing with Logical Reasoning

15:15 - 16:15 Uhr

Sebastian Pöplau // EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis (France)

Panel Discussion

16:15 - 17:00 Uhr

BBQ & Beers

17:00 Uhr - Open End

The speakers of this year’s event

We invited leading researchers and experts from the field of IT security to present the latest and most promising innovations and developments.

Marc Wallert

Keynote Speaker, Resilience Coach (Gedanken Tanken)

Marc Wallert was kidnapped by Islamic terrorists when he was 27. Since then he is fascinated about the capability of enduring personal and professional crises. After working for global companies (PwC, Ottobock) for 17 years, he decided to become a professional keynote speaker and coach for resilience.

Prof. Thorsten Holz

Leading Researcher (Ruhr University Bochum, "CaSa" Cluster of Excellence)

Thorsten Holz is professor at the Ruhr Universität Bochum. His research interests are in the field of applied aspects of secure IT systems and automatically detected software vulnerabilities. Furthermore, he is a speaker of the Cluster of Excellence "CASA - Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Attackers".

Prof. Matthew Smith

Leading Researcher (University of Bonn, Fraunhofer FKIE, Wise Council of Cybersecurity)

Matthew Smith is an internationally known expert for usable security and privacy. He is professor at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and member of the Fraunhofer FKIE in Bonn. Recently he has also become a member of the "Wise Council of Cybersecurity".

Sebastian Pöplau

Researcher (Systems Security Group Eurecom (France))

Sebastian Pöplau is currently a PhD student in the Software and Systems Security group of Eurecom (France), under the supervision of Aurélien Francillon. In his PhD he focuses on the security of embedded devices, moving from low-level software to hardware aspects.

Breakout Sessions

Dr. Henning Perl

Chief Technical Officer

Sergej Dechand

Product Owner

Sirko Höer

Vulnerability Expert
What's all the fuzz about?! - Event Recap 2019

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