HelSec August 2023 Meetup

Welcome to the HelSec August 2023 Meetup!

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Time to kick off the meetup season after summer!

The event is restricted from under 18 year olds.

Food & beverages will be available.

❗ Member exclusive registration is open 8.8 - 16.8 ❗

❗ Registration for all will open 17.8 at 17:30 ❗

We will reserve 70 spots for members & remaining 30 will be up for open registration.

Preliminary schedule for the day:

17:30 - Doors open

18:00 - Word by HelSec & Truesec

18:15 - macOS ransomware in 2023 - how it operates, what are the constraints and how to detect it? by Rihards Guzovs & Aleksei Sapitskii

19:00 - Q&A, networking

19:15 - Why do we need security in operational environments? by Jan Staf & Jukka Springare

20:00-> Q&A, networking, end of stream

This meetup will be streamed on Twitch: https://twitch.tv/helsec

Speaker bios:

🔷 Rihards Guzovs - Researcher, F-Secure

Rihards is primarily focusing on Android and macOS research, looking into both internals and malware. His other interests are within the application security domain, bartending and traveling.

🔷 Aleksei Sapitskii – Software Developer, F-Secure

Aleksei has a passion for mobile and desktop development, especially on Apple platforms and enthusiastic about scalable security solutions. The key characteristic of him is curiosity and willingness to find new opportunities and idea either in technology or in life. He spends free time by travelling, cycling and of course by nurturing pet projects.

🔷 Jan Staf – Head of OT cyber security, Reformo Networks

Jan has been working with networks since he graduated in the early 90’s. The interest for security started due to 911, but the passion for security on networks grew whilst he lived in Africa and the Middle East. Ever since he moved back to Finland in 2012 the main part of his work has been securing OT network environments. Free time is spent with family, summertime sailing whenever possible.

🔷 Jukka Springare – Director of Storytelling, Reformo Networks

Jukka has always been enthusiastic about cyber security, although his path to interesting OT security discussions and presentations has not necessarily been a classic one. Passion for solving problems is always the key motivator for him. For the past 10 years he has been helping customers to find the right solution for their cyber security needs. He fills his free time by commentating on American football and playing golf, frisbee golf and eSports.