Lady bird 2017: Get to know our Speakers

Find out everything about the confirmed speakers for 2017

We are pleased to announce the list of distinguished speakers that will enlighten the attendees at on September, 19th to 22th at The Hague, The Netherlands.


1. Dr.Sergei Skorobogatov
Senior Research Associate at University of Cambridge

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Dr.Sergei Skorobogatov is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and a member of the Security Group. He will discuss about the challenges faced during analysing modern electronic devices. Don’t miss the chance to learn everything you wanted to know about real-world targets: from iPhone to insulin pump. For more details click here.

2. Christof Paar
Chair for Embedded Security at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

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Christof Paar has the Chair for Embedded Security at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and is research professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He co-founded CHES (Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems), the leading international conference on applied cryptography. He will discuss everything about Hardware Trojans and the Internet of Things. Check the link for additional details.


3. Patrick Paumen
Co-founder of hackerspace ACKspace, The Netherlands

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“Hack your body, one implant at a time” is what Patrick Paumen will discuss at He will show and demonstrate how he uses his 7 RFID & RFID / NFC tag implants to interact with different RFID readers in door locks and other electronics. Read more here.


4. Andrew Zonenberg
Senior Security Consultant at IOActive

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If you are you interested in reverse Engineering of Programmable Logic Bitstreams you shouldn’t miss out Dr. Andrew’s talk. This talk provides an introduction to reverse engineering of circuit netlists from both LUT and PLA based devices, strategies for recovering higher level semantics from cell-level netlists, and methods of extracting bitstreams from locked devices. Read more here.

5. Sarani Bhattacharya
PhD student, SEAL, IIT Kharagpur

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An alumna of Institute of Technology, Kharagpur with a masters in Computer Science and Engineering, Sarani Bhattacharya is pursuing a PhD degree with a focus on her research titled as Micro-architectural attacks and countermeasures of cryptographic primitives. Her talk is based on a Deduce & remove attack on blinded scalar multiplication with asynchronous perf-ioctl calls. For more details check here.

6. Niek Timmers & Cristofaro Munea

Niek is a Security Analyst at Riscure where he analyzes and tests—among other things—the security of System-on-Chips (SoCs) and Embedded Systems.

Cristofaro is a freelance Embedded Security Consultant, mainly focusing on IoT and TEEs, with wide experience in HW and SW security of embedded products.

You wouldn’t want to miss their talk about KERNELFAULT: Pwning Linux using Hardware Fault Injection. Check more details here.

7. Alexander Bolshev
Security Consultant for IOActive

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Alexander holds a Ph.D. in computer security and his research interests lie in distributed systems, mobile, hardware and industrial protocols security. He will talk on security challenges in Silicon Photonics integrated circuits. Read more about it here.

8. Jasper van Woudenberg
CTO North America and Principal Security Analyst at Riscure

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Differential fault analysis (DFA) is the field of using corruption of a cipher execution to extract its secret/private key. Often applied in hardware-based crypto systems, DFA is also actively being used for extracting keys from whitebox / software cryptographic implementations. Jasper’s talk will touch base on DFA attack analysis. Check more here.

9. Craig Smith
Research Director of Transportation Security at Rapid7

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Craig Smith is the Research Director of Transportation Security at Rapid7 as well as the Founder of Open Garages. He will discuss usage of Metasploit Hardware Bridge and how to integrate it into existing hardware platforms or new devices. For more information check the link.

10. Joseph FitzPatrick
Instructor and Researcher at

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Joe has spent over a decade working on low-level silicon debug, security validation, and penetration testing of CPUS, SOCs, and microcontrollers. He will talk about Hardware Root of Mistrust. Check more details here.

11. Craig Ramsay
PhD at the University of Strathclyde

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Craig Ramsay (@thecramsay) is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Strathclyde, focusing on SoC hardware security and software defined radio applications. His talk will uncover secrets on how to covertly recover encryption keys in side attacks, without physical access to device, using antenna and signal processing.

12. Jos Wetzels
Research Assistant with the Distributed and Embedded Security group (DIES) at the University of Twente

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Jos's talk will present an overview of the current state of RTOS exploit mitigations, outline some of the challenges faced in developing and adopting exploit mitigations for RTOSes and discuss some solutions and promising research directions for raising the bar in embedded memory corruption exploitation.

13. Ben Gras & Kaveh Razavi

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Ben Gras is a Part of Systems Security Research Group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Kaveh Razavi is a security researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Their talk will highlight the importance of hardware in an abstraction stack. If hardware fails us, all bets are off. To know more click here.

14. Emmanuel Cottais, Chaouki Kasmi & José Lopes Esteves

Emmanuel and Chaouki are Electromagnetic security researcher at ANSSI and José is an Information security research engineer at ANSSI

Their talk will focus on the possibility of using a compromised radiofrequency transceiver in order to create a covert channel on the physical layer while preserving a legitimate communication. For more details click here.

15. Alexandru Ariciu & Robin Massink

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Robin Massink is a cyber-security consultant at Applied Risk with 7 years of experience in ICS and cyber security.

Alexandru Ariciu is a penetration tester and vulnerability researcher for Applied Risk, with over 5 years of experience in the field of ethical hacking and penetration testing.

Their workshop titled Black Box Debugging of Embedded Industrial Control Systems will demonstrate new techniques to debug embedded systems and potentially modify/infect code through various interfaces without bricking the system and render it unusable. For more details click here.

16. Johannes vom Dorp
Research Assistant with the Distributed and Embedded Security group (DIES) at the University of Twente

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Johannes vom Dorp is a computer security researcher in the area of firmware security at Fraunhofer FKIE. His workshop titled Automated Unpacking, Analysis and Comparision of Arbitrary Firmware will focus on the typical problems associated with firmware analysis and how FACT The Firmware Analysis and Compare Tool" a plug-in-based open source solution can be used to mitigate some of them.
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17. Carel van Rooyen & Philipp Promeuschel

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Carel van Rooyen is a computer systems engineer who has worked in security in three countries and is currently a security analyst at Compass Security Schweiz AG.

Philipp Promeuschel is a security analyst at Compass Security Schweiz AG, mobile and IoT security enthusiast and a security course teacher.

Their workshop titled 'Xtensa & Mongoose OS exploitation' based on Mongoose OS, an open source operating system used as a framework for the rapid development of IoT projects with a variety of deployable hardware options, will inspect the underlying system, discuss the necessary tools for this, and guide on how to approach researching the environment.
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18. Ryan Lackey

Ryan Lackey has been a cypherpunk for over 20 years. He founded the world's first offshore datahaven, HavenCo, on Sealand in 2000. He was involved with pre-cryptocurrency anonymous digital currencies backed with gold and other assets, and worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other conflict zones, bootstrapping a satellite and wireless communications company.

Later, he founded a Y Combinator-backed startup, CryptoSeal, which he sold to Cloudflare in 2014. After working at Cloudflare for the following two years, he founded ResetSecurity in 2016.

His workshop will focus on using inexpensive consumer-off-the-shelf platforms for high-risk travel security.

For more details click here.

19. Walter Belgers

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Walter Belgers is president of Toool. He has been lockpicking since the previous century and ranks amongst the fastest lockpickers in the world.

At the Toool lockpick village you can practice your lockpicking skills, or, if you have never done it before, learn how to actually open locks without keys with Walter's help.

For details click here.

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