Cryptographie et Littérature à Porrentruy

Dans le cadre des activités du Cercle Littéraire de la Société Jurassienne d’Émulation, Didier Müller, professeur de mathématiques et d’informatique au vénérable Lycée Cantonal de Porrentruy, féru de cryptographie, père de l’excellent site web (qui comporte notamment une section « Ars Cryptographica » que je recommande vivement !) et auteur de plusieurs ouvrages de vulgarisation dans le domaine, donnera une conférence intitulée « Les codes secrets dans la littérature » le jeudi 20 janvier 2011 à 20h00, Salle des Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu, Grand-Rue 5, à Porrentruy. Je ne pourrai malheureusement pas m’y rendre, vu l’éloignement géographique, mais je suis convaincu que cette conférence sera passionnante !

IT Security Days @ HEIG-VD

IT Security Days @ HEIG-VD

[08/01/2011 UPDATE]: An online registration form is available !

Together with a few colleagues, I am organizing three “IT Security Days” at HEIG-VD during the spring of 2011.

The first day targets the topic of “Ethical Hacking” (February 9th, 2011), the second one the specific subject of “Web Application (In-)Security” (March 16th, 2011), and the third day is dedicated to cyberwar, information warfare and other related areas (April 7th). Those three days will happen in the HEIG-VD aula, on the university’s main campus, in Yverdon-les-Bains, each time from 09h30 to 17h00. The pricing is moderate and will include noon’s meal.

Widely recognized experts in their fields will give interesting, informative and entertaining talks to attending IT professionals and anyone concerned by the growing insecurity of our e-world.

Our list of speakers include:

  • Paul Such, which is the founder of SCRT, a Swiss company specialized in IT security and providing services such as penetration tests (ethical hacking), forensics, consulting and training;
  • Ivan Buetler, a co-founder of Compass Security AG, a Swiss ethical hacking and penetration testing company located in Rapperswill;
  • Marco Ricca, the founder and CEO of IRIS, a leading Swiss company in Managed Security Services. Mr. Ricca has been involved in auditing and consulting for Swiss financial institutions and industry enterprises for over 12 years;
  • Martin Vuagnoux, an independent security and cryptography consultant specialized in automated cryptanalysis of wireless communication protocols and offensive security;
  • Sylvain Maret, a principal consultant for MARET Consulting and a co-founder of the Geneva AppSec forum and the OpenID Swiss chapter;
  • Rolf Oppliger, the founder and owner of eSECURITY Technologies ( and an adjunct professor at the University of Zurich;
  • Antonio Fontes, which is principal consultant at L7 Security, a Swiss-based consultancy specializing in online security and privacy, as well as a board member of the OWASP Switzerland chapter;
  • Philippe Oechslin, the founder of Objectif Sécurité, a company specialized in security audits and consulting in the french part of Switzerland, as well as a lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL);
  • Antti Tikkanen, who works in the F-Secure Labs in Helsinki, Finland. He is responsible for the research and development of rootkit scanning, behavior based protection and heuristic detections;
  • Daniel Ventre, an expert in cyber-security and cyber-defense, a researcher at CESDIP, as well as a teacher at Telecom ParisTech and the ESSEC Business School;
  • Col. Gerald Vernez, who founded the Information Operation capabilities of the Swiss Armed Forces, and is chief of staff of the Joint Staff;
  • Riccardo Sibilia, who is the head of the Cyber-Threat Analysis Team within the Swiss Armed Forces Command Support Organization;
  • Mauro Vignati, an analyst at MELANI, the Swiss Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance.

In the meanwhile, you can find more information on the event’s website, or in the flyer [PDF].

This manifestation is organized in partnership with the GITI, the OWASP and the CLUSIS.