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Toreon sponsored the Cyber Security Challenge

The Cyber Security Challenge has become a not to miss event for students and industry professionals. This year Toreon was one of its main sponsors, with a booth in the venue and its own ‘Toreon challenge’.

On Friday Steven and Catherine manned the booth and were subjected to some social engineering attacks by the contestants. Many of these teams were able to capture a part of a challenge solution from us this way. The teams had a lot of fun during this challenge.

At lunchtime the teams battling for the finals on Saturday were announced and the teams that did not make the cut had a chance to play another game. Here all sponsors were role-playing employees of a hacked company and the contestants needed to figure out what happened. This was again a lot of fun seeing how the teams ran from one sponsor to the other trying to ask the right questions and solve the mystery.

On Saturday Toreon hosted one of the sponsor challenges and we opted to create a role-playing game in the style of a ‘choose your own adventure’ game. We received a lot of positive feedback on the style of this challenge; especially the original approach was appreciated by the finalists.

Saturday afternoon we watched the proceedings of the finals where Wouter, one of our interns, was performing exceptionally well. His team was constantly running in second and third place and they were able to grab second place in the end!

During the prize ceremony our managing partner Wouter Avondstondt handed out prizes to two winning teams. They received a copy of Cryptomancer, a role-playing game that combines cyber security with a fantasy setting.

 

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Toreon presents Threat Modeling workshop at SecAppDev 2019

SecAppDev is an intensive one-week course in secure application development. For the 15th year in a row, SecAppDev organizes a leading-edge software security courses for developers, one of them is Toreon’s Whiteboard hacking (aka hands-on threat modeling).

Our White Board Hacking workshops put together everyone involved, such as product owners, architects and developers, to systematically analyze the application being designed and come up with the security measures needed to make it run securely. All of this happens before a single line of code is written!

Learn more about Whiteboard hacking

At SecAppDev our CEO Sebastien Deleersnyder proposes an action-packed 1 day Threat Modeling workshop as taught at OWASP, Black Hat USA and O’Reilly Security conferences. In groups of 3 to 4, participants are challenged to threat model two real-life use cases: a REST-based web application and an on-site IoT deployment.

Registration for the 2019 edition is now closed, but you can learn more about White Board Hacking at O’Reilly Velocity (San Jose), Black Hat (Las Vegas), HITB (Singapore and Dubai) or DevSecCon (London).

Consult the calendar

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Toreon @ Niveau S

On the 19th and 20th of December, Toreon will be at the Niveau S event.

This event is targeted at government services and the activities will be an exciting mix of seminars, R&D demonstrations and a job/internship speed dating area. The overall theme is technological innovation and security.

We want to present ourself as a trusted partner for cyber security consultancy and advice and as an innovative player in this market. You will find us in the main hall with a live demo by our innovation department. Don’t be shy and come say hi!

Looking for a new challenge? Learn all about us and working at Toreon, look at our current job openings and book us for a speed date at the event.

In anticipation of this event, we’ve made a promo video that’s worth taking a look at:
Niveau S promo – NL
Niveau S promo – FR

See you in Brussels!

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OWASP BeNeLux Days 2018

I love working with OWASP because I strongly believe in the values of knowledge sharing and community building. I personally started the OWASP Belgium chapter in Belgium in 2005. Today, I am also very active as co-leader on the OWASP SAMM project.

When I started my company Toreon (cyber security consulting), I tried to instil the same values to the business. I attracted people with the same mind set of knowledge sharing. Now many of my colleagues are active at OWASP and Toreon’s Steven Wierckx is the project leader on the OWASP Threat Modeling Project.

We believe that donating time and money to open source projects and the OWASP community can really improve the overall security of software (realising Toreon’s mission of ‘Creating trust for a safer digital society’).

At the same time we learn a lot by being active in these projects and we build a network of specialists and friends within the OWASP community.
We also put our money where our mouth is: Toreon is a proud sponsor of the OWASP Belgium chapter and the upcoming OWASP BeNeLux Days on the 29th and 30th of November in Mechelen, Belgium, which has great free trainings and line-up: check it out here.
Make sure to come to the conference and if you can, become a (personal or corporate) OWASP member! And please tell all your friends and colleagues about OWASP.

At the conference, come and say hi at our booth! You can win a book from Adam Shostack on Threat Modeling or a Google AI do-it-yourself kit with an intelligent camera and Raspberry PI.

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CoderDojo @ Toreon

Sinds het begin van dit schooljaar gaan de CoderDojo-sessies voor de afdeling Antwerpen-Centrum door in het vernieuwde kantoor van Toreon. CoderDojo stimuleert kinderen van 8 tot 16 jaar om te experimenteren met technologie en programmeren. De jongsten onder hen leren spelletjes programmeren met Scratch. Wanneer hun interesse groeit, schakelen zij over op mBot, het besturen van robotjes, of micro:bits, een cool micro:bit-bordje programmeren tot bijvoorbeeld muziekinstrument of wekker. Andere kinderen die meer met elektronica willen experimenteren doen dit via Arduino UNO bordjes waarmee ze ledjes, displays, motoren en andere elektronicacomponenten aansturen.

Tijdens de dojo van oktober hebben enkele kinderen de mBot in elkaar gestoken. Te beginnen met het in elkaar vijzen van het wagentje. Dan werd de controller, op basis van Arduino, geplaatst. Vervolgens werden de motoren, en sensoren aangesloten. Als resultaat hebben ze het robotje geprogrammeerd en laten rijden. Het eindresultaat is te zien op de foto. Proficiat aan alle deelnemers!

De coaches en Toreon kijken al uit naar wat de kinderen nog allemaal van moois en inventiefs gaan maken. Het resultaat wordt bepaald door de fantasie van het kind en is dus altijd een verrassing. Surf naar CoderDojo voor meer informatie en inschrijvingen.

 

Samenwerken brengt je verder.

Consultants in de dop.

Opperste concentratie.

De mbot rijdt!