Overdrive Conference, Girona, Spain

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Overdrive Conference is an event that wants to be the leader in the field of the computer security and hacking nationwide. The main idea comes from a group of students of the University of Girona who see an opportunity in the domain of the computer security. The principal objective is to approach all those people which are interested in this discipline, either professional or amateur, through series of conferences and other free activities that we will provide.
In recent years, due to the evolution of the ITC in our daily life, the role that plays the computer security has been growing continually and exponentially to the point that it is a key piece to rely the tools that the net gives to us. This is the reason/motive/incentive that makes us assume as convenient and necessary to educate with all the things related to the topic.

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Introduction
Overdrive Conference is an event that wants to be the leader in the field of the computer security and hacking nationwide. The main idea comes from a group of students of the University of Girona who see an opportunity in the domain of the computer security. The principal objective is to approach all those people which are interested in this discipline, either professional or amateur, through series of conferences and other free activities that we will provide.
In recent years, due to the evolution of the ITC in our daily life, the role that plays the computer security has been growing continually and exponentially to the point that it is a key piece to rely the tools that the net gives to us. This is the reason/motive/incentive that makes us assume as convenient and necessary to educate with all the things related to the topic.

 

Relevance and impact of the event
OverdriveConference pretends to become a pioneering congress in Girona with the presence of prestige attenders worldwide in the field of the computer security and hacking; and involved and active members of the international hacking community, hacking which turns out to be an interesting topic to a lot of people. Thus said, we give a major emphasis on the amount of importance that this Congress will perform. For all the things stated, we believe in the interest at the creation of synergies between all the parts directly or indirectly involved on Overdrive: either Mass media
level from different countries, much business as possible, public administration, high schools, lecturers and all the people interested in going.
Internally, in order to approach to the target audience, we dispose of different channels to guarantee a direct and effective communication. That channels are formed by an own web, the presence on social media and a corporative e-mail. All of them created and maintained by a group of people specialized in the world of communication so as to ensure a fluent communication.

 

Who we are?
OverdriveConference is mainly composed by a group of young implied students and experimented professors that pretend to make available to every assistant the kind of formation level that better adapts them, from the most elementary to the most technical, at the same time that everybody enjoys the fraternal spirit that characterizes the hacker community.
This group of restless young men and professors belong to different areas of the science: students and professors of different kinds of engineering, of marketing, economics and others. Even their differences, they are shown united just for a unique purpose: guarantee the free and safe future of the technological progress and experiment while they have fun with technology. However, they don’t work underground, but several entities are behind the organization so as to lend support and assurance to the great success of the event. Some of these organizations are the mentioned University of Girona or the Catalan association for the free software or better known as Cat+. It has to be mentioned that this performance despite counting with a really important work and volunteers behind, it is of need of external financing in order to ensure the future viability of the Congress.

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Where and when?
OverdriveConference will be placed in the city of Girona. Recently well-known because it took part in most important series of the moment, Games of Thrones. Thanks to its history and privileged situation we see a really nice opportunity to place this city on the very first world line in any field. OverDriveConference will be heald the last weekend of November. The Congress will be divided in two day conferences. On the first day we will focus on the divulgation of more commercial issues/themes for mostly the amateur public, to who we will pretend to become on a more directly way.This is why we will divide the conferences along the day, in order to guarantee the assistance of most of the public. During the second day we will emphasis the orientation of the conferences towards a more international and totally technical, reaching the public more specialized on the
subject, just in order to give importance to the success into the professional world of hacking and not only focus into the amateur public. This second day will close with a roundtable of experts to discuss about different technical topics about the future of computer security; all in all to exchange ideas and contacts.

 

WORLDWIDE PROFESSIONALS TALKING ABOUT THE FUTURE OF COMPUTER SECURITY

  • Kai Roer: A published author of several books within leadership and cybersecurity, I focus on security culture, communication and leadership. He is a popular speaker at conferences and events, and am appointed JCI International Training Fellow, as well as a Norway National Cybersecurity Institute Fellow.
  • Ben Herzberg:  A highly experienced developer, hacker & technical manager, with infinite interest in different technologies. He hasdone various projects in many fields, but his main expertise is information security. Actually working at imperva in Tel Aviv.
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  • Lance Buttars:  Lance aka @nemus801 is an experienced hacker based in Salt Lake city. He is a senior software architect and an expert in many computer security fields. He has experience speaking at hacking conferences like defcon and he currently takes part in the dc801 defcon group.
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  • Vicente Aguilera:  Vicente is co-founder of Internet Security Auditors (a Spanish firm specializing in security services), OWASP Spain Chapter Leader, member of the Technical Advisory Board of the RedSeguridad magazine. Recognised expert in OSINT.
  • Mónica Valle:  Spanish journalist dedicated to the computer security field. Director of globb magazine and globb tv. She had been working on “MundoHacker”, one of the most famous spanish tv shows about hacking.
  • Ed Scouten:  Founder of Nuxi.nl and an expert in cloud computing systems. He has experience in protecting servers and working with unix like systems. He has spoken in some other conferences like chaos computer club in Germany.
  • Sergey Gordeychik:  Deputy CTO at kaspersky lab. His job involves establish the company’s R&D services vision and leads of the technological development for Security Assessment, Incident Response and Vulnerability Research for Enterprise, Banks, Telecom and ICS/SCADA niches. He’s an expert in SCADA systems.
  • Julie Gommes: is a cybersecurity consultant at DEVOTEAM, Iso/CEI27001 Lead Auditor. She’s working on audit, risk analysis, security gap analysis and CISO support. Also, for several years she’s been studying the ”jihadist“ movement and the rise of anonymisation and encryption techniques in the Middle East and is the author of a book about the revolutions in several of these countries “Il était une fois les révolutions” (Ed. La Mouette, 2012).
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  • Dmitriy Evdokimov:  Head researcher of the digital security(dsec.ru) research center. Expert in computer security on the field of rerverse engineering and malware/attack analysis. Member of the defcon-russia community
  • Roman Bazhin:  Virus reverse engineer at digital security research center. Expert in malware analysis and reverse engineering. Member of the defcon-russia community.
  • Reuben Binns:  Researcher at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, working on the SOCIAM project. His research interests include philosophical, technical and legal aspects of personal data, privacy, and the web.
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  • Jordi Cantenys:  Jordi Cantenys is a computer engineer and a law graduate working on the field of computer crime law and infosec.
  • Andreas Zingerle:  He is a PhD candidate at the University of Art and Design Linz researching topics such as Internet fraud, spam and scam, vigilante counter-movements and anti-fraud activism. He implements social engineering strategies that emerge in his research into interactive narratives, artistic installations, data visualisations and creative media competence trainings.
  • Andrei Costin:  Dr. Andrei Costin is a PhD graduate from EURECOM where he successfully defended his thesis on “Large Scale Security Analysis of Embedded Devices’ Firmware.” He is also a Computer Science graduate of the Politehnica University of Bucharest where he did his thesis work in Biometrics and Image Processing.
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  • Danny Howerton:  Danny Howerton (@metacortex) is a Threat Analyst for Proofpoint and is responsible for analyzing and monitoring global malware trends, threat actors, and campaigns. Danny is also a founding member of the 801 Labs Hacker Space in Salt Lake City, Utah, an active member of the Salt Lake City DEF CON group DC801, and has spoken at many conferences in the United States including DEF CON.
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  •  Iga Balos:  Iga Balos earned a Ph.D. degree in law in 2015 and her thesis concerned arbitration in patent disputes. She is an Assistant Professor at AFM Krakow University, where she teaches patent law, and of counsel in the patent law office in Krakow.
  • Pancake: Reverse engineer and hacker. Author of the well-known radare RE tool. Speaker at various computer security conferences. His tool, radare, has been used widely in reverse engineering tasks, it has been used even in Mr. Robot.

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  •  Moshe Zioni:  I’ve been researching security since I was 14, positioned professionally since I was 18, when I was actually surprised to find a place for my enthusiasm and, hopefully, talent. Consulted many industry leaders, banks, software vendors, insurance companies, health organizations, governments and telecommunication service providers, both domestic and international.

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Code of conduct:

Any action or behavior that causes significant interference with convention operations, excessive discomfort to other attendees, or adversely affects con’s relationship with its guests, its venues or the public is strictly forbidden and may result in permanent suspension of membership.

Harassment of any kind, including physical assault, battery, deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwelcome physical attentions, will not be tolerated at the convention. If people tell you “no” or ask you to leave them alone, your business with them is done. If you continue to attempt to have contact with those people, you may be removed from the premises. Remember: “Presence does not imply consent.” If you have been the target of harassment, we urge you to report the incident immediately to a member of Security or to Convention Operations. The sooner an issue is reported to us, the more appropriately we can address it.

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