VB2015 offer for new security companies

Write an article for the Bulletin, get a half-price ticket for the conference.

Things are going well for the security industry. That may, of course, be because of the poor state of the security of the Internet, but it does mean that new security firms are continuing to appear all over the world.

The products and services these firms sell, and the research they share with the community, help make the world a safer place.


Throwback Thursday: Through the Administrator's Eye

This Throwback Thursday, VB heads back to 1997 with 'Through the Administrator's Eye'.

Over the last couple of years, the 'Throwback Thursday' trend has taken the Internet by storm, with social media users indulging in a weekly wallow in nostalgia. The VB team decided it was high time we got in on the act, using the opportunity to take a regular delve into our archives.

This week, we turn back the clock to June 1997 when VB advisory board member Phil Crewe brought us 'Through the Administrator's Eye' — a detailed guide for administrators on how to approach virus protection and recovery, in which he notes that "A policy of virus detection and protection which is known and understood within a company will not only help you to trap a virus earlier, and therefore not send out an infected floppy disk to a client, but it will also enable you to have some authority to say to the client 'it cannot be us' when they report a virus to you."


Registration for VB2015 has opened

Early bird discounts available for registrations made before 30 June.

Today, we have opened registration for VB2015, the 25th Virus Bulletin International Conference.

'VB' is one of the oldest security conferences in the world, and one of the very few that travels around the globe. After a very successful event in Seattle in 2014, we will be back in Europe this year as the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, plays host to the 25th Virus Bulletin Conference.


Ross Anderson awarded BCS Lovelace Medal

Cambridge professor to deliver VB2015 keynote.

Yesterday, the British Computer Society (BCS) announced that the 2015 Lovelace Medal has been awarded to Prof. Ross Anderson.

Named after and in honour of Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), who is often credited as being the first computer programmer, the Lovelace Medal is awarded to "individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the understanding or advancement of computing". Previous winners include Linux creator Linus Torvalds and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee.


VB Conference

VB2015 Prague, 30 Sept - 2 Oct 2015: Covering the global threat landscape The VB conference is a major highlight of the security calendar, with many of its regular attendees citing it as the IT security event of the year. The 25th Virus Bulletin International Conference (VB2015) takes place 30 September to 2 October 2015 at the Clarion Congress Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic.

Previous VB conference delegates said:

‘Well organized. No hickups anywhere. Good dinner, nice venue.’


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Date Event Location
Apr 28 44CON Cyber Security London, UK
May 10 - 14 Third International ICS Cyber Security Forum Abu Dhabi, UAE
May 11 - 12 9th International CARO Workshop Hamburg, Germany
May 11 - 12 Global Forum on Cyber Security for Financial Sector Frankfurt, Germany
May 12 - 13 2nd Annual Kingdom Cyber Security Forum Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
May 13 - 14 Oil and Gas Cyber Security North America Houston, TX, USA
May 26 - 29 eCrime 2015 Barcelona, Spain
May 28 - 29 Hack in the Box Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Sept 30 - Oct 2 VB2015 Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 05 - 07 VB2016 Denver, CO, USA


virusbtn:Yandex researcher (and regular VB contributor) @SidorovEvgenij found a serious flaw in the Crypto++ framework
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virusbtn:Synack' @patrickwardle spoke at #RSAC today about OS X (in)security. Here's his recent VB paper on dylib hijacking
Thu Apr 23 20:52:08

virusbtn:Researchers at CERT-LEXSI show how the C&C of the Dyre(za) trojan can be trivially encrypted
Thu Apr 23 20:18:21

virusbtn:The Hack in the Box conference is running a challenge that could win you free tickets
Thu Apr 23 19:46:59

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