SAS Unplugged

#TheSAS2020 introduces SAS Unplugged – as a way to give back to the security research community.

SAS Unplugged

April 8, 2020

SAS Unplugged is a satellite mini-сonference that is part of the whole SAS experience.

SAS Unplugged participants can attend any of the SAS2020 workshops and the SAS Unplugged presentations track.

Also, you'll have a unique opportunity to get career advice from SAS participants and to take part in interactive games and challenges.

SAS2020 closing session will also be available to SAS Unplugged participants, which is a great opportunity to experience the unique and inspiring atmosphere of SAS.

We welcome students, young talents and researchers who just started their career in IT Security as well as matured enthusiasts who are thrilled to experience SAS.


Conference Day 2 - SAS Unplugged Wednesday, April 8

SESSION 11: Those who know the truth are scared of making the same mistakes

10:00 - 10:30

Documents of Doom Infecting MacOS via Office Macros

Patrick Wardle; Objective-See
10:30 - 10:50

Next-Generation SecureDrop: Protecting Journalists from Malware

Jennifer Helsby; Freedom of the Press Foundation
10:50 - 11:10

How to secure your electronic voting system

Jannis Kirschner; IWB Industrielle Werke Basel
11:10 - 11:30

Expose Yourself Without Insecurity: Finding Patterns in the Cloud

Rob Ragan, Oscar Salazar; Bishop Fox
11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

SESSION 12: Some refuse to believe those technologies ever existed

12:00 - 12:30

Tracking and Attribution of Funding of Neo-Nazi Domestic Terrorist Groups

John Bambenek; Bambenek Consulting
12:30 - 12:50

Misinfosec - Tooling up for Cognitive Security

Sara-Jane Terp; Bodacea Light Industries
12:50 - 13:10

Coercing state-of-the-art NLP models to disclose private data

Vladislav Tushkanov; Kaspersky
13:10 - 13:30

Wassenaar, You Serious?

Katie Moussouris; Luta Security
13:30 - 14:30


SESSION 13: We must avoid confrontations

14:30 - 15:00

Double Trouble - Emerging Threats in the Middle East

Dan Caban, Adrien Bataille; Mandiant
15:00 - 15:20

Cyber Espionage Under the Scorching Sun: Deep Dive into Middle East Kittens

Alexey Firsh, Kaspersky; Aseel Kayal, Check Point
15:20 - 15:40

Cracking a Soft Cell Is Harder Than You Think

Markus Neis; Swisscom
15:40 - 16:10

Coffee break

Session 14: Can we ever trust technology again?

16:10 - 16:40


16:10 - 16:17


Warren Mercer, Vitor Ventura; Cisco Talos
16:17 - 16:24

Raise Ya False Flags: A History of Pirates and APTs

Dan Demeter; Kaspersky
16:24 - 16:32

The Firmware Odyssey: Finding 1 day vulnerabilities before the adversaries

Marco Figueroa; Intel
16:32 - 16:40

Cybercrime Ecosystem in the Travel Industry

Anastasios Pingios;
16:40 - 17:10

Keynote: TBA

Thomas Rid; Johns Hopkins University
17:10 - 17:40

Keynote: Calibrating the Technomoral Compass: Ethical Challenges in Cyber Security

Carley Tonoli; University of Melbourne
17:40 - 18:00

Keynote: Countdown to Extinction - a Survival Guide for Threat Intel Analysts

Vicente Diaz, Kaspersky;; Virginia Aguilar, Google
18:00 - 18:00


Conference Day 2 - SAS WORKSHOPS Wednesday, April 8

Workshops - Stream 1

10:00 - 11:30

VirusTotal for Investigators

Juan Infantes Diaz, VirusTotal; Brandon Levene, Google
12:00 - 13:30

Continuous Malware Hunting With Zeek and MISP

Tyler McLellan; CanCyber Foundation
14:30 - 15:50

Hunting using DNS

Irena Damsky; Palo Alto Networks

Workshops - Stream 2

10:00 - 11:30

Hardware Hacking 101: Hunting for Firmware

Roland Sako; Kaspersky
12:00 - 13:30

Application Bug Hunting: from zero to hero

Denis Makrushin; Independent Security Researcher
14:30 - 15:50

Traveling through the wire: OPSEC tricks and tools for improving your privacy

Marco Preuss, Dan Demeter; Kaspersky

Workshops - Stream 3

10:00 - 11:30

Automated discovery of memory corruption vulnerabilities

Pavel Cheremushkin; Kaspersky
12:00 - 13:30

Hacking with GO

Philipp Mieden; University of Amsterdam
14:30 - 15:50

Master your communication skills through Body Language

Alex Frappier, Tyler McLellan; CanCyber Foundation

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