This talk discusses random aspects of computer security, focusing on software exploitation (primitives x techniques) and protection mechanisms (and why they fail). It is a mix between technical insights and general aspects/questioning and how a researcher behaves and contributes in finding and exploiting software holes.
Rodrigo Rubira Branco (BSDaemon) is the Director of Vulnerability & Malware Research at Qualys. In 2011 he was honored as one of the top contributors to Adobe Vulnerabilities in the past 12 months. Previously, as the Chief of Security Research at Check Point, he founded the Vulnerability Discovery Team (VDT) and released dozens of vulnerabilities in important software. Before that, he worked as Senior Vulnerability Researcher in COSEINC, as Principal Security Researcher at Scanit, and as Staff Software Engineer in the IBM Advanced Linux Response Team (ALRT) while also working in the IBM Toolchain (Debugging) Team for PowerPC Architecture. He is a member of the RISE Security Group and the organizer of the Hackers to Hackers Conference (H2HC), the oldest and biggest security research conference in Latin America.