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New Whiteboard Hacking Training: Advanced and for Pentesters

One of Toreon’s key values is the gathering and sharing of knowledge. We try to encourage our own people to do this all the time and actively facilitate this. Knowledge grows exponentially when shared and combined with people of all knowledge levels, even if they come from different IT security domains. This made us realise…

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Our ‘Adding Privacy by Design in Secure Application Development’ talk at OWASP London

On 5-June Seba delivered the talk “Adding Privacy by Design in Secure Application Development” at the OWASP Europe conference in London. Seba addressed the complex GDPR challenge for developers as part of a Secure Development Lifecycle approach. The presentation covered: • GDPR requirements covering design, data lifecycle, users and end of life aspects • Privacy…

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Digital identities on the blockchain

Digipolis, the IT provider for several belgian cities, including Toreon’s hometown of Antwerp, hosted a great event on 24/5 around identities on the blockchain. Most important subject was the creation of ‘self-souvereign identities’. These allow individuals to take control over their identity and the dissemination of personal information. Trust in a person’s identity can be…

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Belgian Cyber Security Challenge CTF: A Junior’s View

The Belgian Cyber Security Challenge is a Capture-The-Flag game that’s focused on cybersecurity. The event is organised by Toreon’s friends NVISO. Timeline: Wednesday 10 am started my team’s 32 hour adventure; capturing as many flags as we could possibly find. 10:30 am: first blood! After half an hour we already found a first flag that placed us…

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Why the IT-OT Convergence is all about knowledge sharing

After attending the fifth Cyber and SCADA Security for Oil & Gas Industry conference, it became apparent lots of companies are having a hard time with the mingling of IT staff in the OT/ICS environments; the so-called IT-OT Convergence. My personal opinion is that the involvement of the IT people in OT environments is a…