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REVULN '19


City Hong Kong
Province Hong Kong
Country HK
Twitter revuln
Website https://revuln.com
CFP Deadline March 1, 2019, 11:55 p.m.   

Details

REVULN '19 is an Information Technology Security conference that will take
place the 2019 May 15 and 16 in Hong Kong at the Harbour Plaza North Point
Hotel.

Information and FAQ: https://revuln.com/#events

Full version of this CFP: https://revuln.com/files/revuln19_cfp.txt

We are looking for 11 international speakers with presentations between 30
and 35 minutes in english, the whole slot is 45 minutes inclusive of
questions.

CFP deadline: 2019 March 1.

The conference is strictly focused on the following two topics with a
specific look at Asia and its countries, the list contains also some
possible ideas and suggestions for each topic:

1) Hacktivism and countermeasures
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- motivations: ecology, animalism, religion, art(?), politics, business
competition, philosophical reasons, just fun, ...
- ways used to release the collected information in case of breaches
(WikiLeaks, newspapers, conferences)
- most targetted countries and why some are more or less hit than others
- analysis of some specific cases (case studies)
- possible current and future trends and scenarios
- results and effects of digital activism actions, short and long term
- risks for the authors and examples of consequences in the past
- countermeasures ("counter-hacktivism"?) adopted by governments in
response to specific situations
- case studies specific of one country
- role of cryptocurrencies as form of hacktivism against the banking system
- role of whistleblowers
- vandalism, obtained effects and opposite effects
- social aspects

2) Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
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- mainly open source tools publicly and freely available at the moment and
solutions requiring no specific tools at all (web browser)
- usage examples and quality of the obtained results
- statistics and real results
- example of actions adopted by networks over time (like info on LinkedIn
visible only after login, same for Twitter followers and so on)
- how useful and accurate are these information (for each website/portal)
- social networks: current user base by country, history and possible
future trends
- description and information about small social networks and websites
specific of some countries, less or not known outside
- specific social networks and websites offering interesting OSINT info
- positive usages of OSINT, for example for collecting info about possible
human assets rather than targets to damage
- possible role of security regulations (maybe like european GDPR) in
decreasing the amount of information retrieved via OSINT and increasing
public awareness on privacy
- different results obtained via social networks API and web interface
- specific sub-domains or client configurations (maybe user-agent) for
bypassing some restrictions or obtaining more information
- advantages of anonymous OSINT using the unauthenticated web sessions
instead of API and web post-login
- false positives, difficulties in knowing if the collected information is
really related to the person we are looking for (common names, wrong
social accounts, old info, irrelevant details)

We are NOT interested in:
- pointless presentations or without any real content
- presentations entirely based on real-time live demonstrations or content
requiring Internet access (everything must be ready and working during
the session without any mishaps or technical problems)
- generic overviews of the usual tools and information discussed in all the
talks about the same topics
- strong political opinions and discussions, we prefer facts and neutrality
- over-saturated topics and countries (for example U.S. and west in
general, remember that the event is mainly focused on Asia)

Speaker benefits
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- Deluxe Hill View Room for 4 nights at Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel:
check-in 13, check-out 17, Wi-Fi, breakfast, fitness centre and pool

- Free admission to the conference (obviously)

- One free complimentary ticket

How to apply
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Send an email to [email protected] with the subject: CFP.
Our PGP key (optional) is available at https://revuln.com/revuln.asc

The email must contain the following information, just text please:

- Full Name and Surname

- Nickname (if available)

- Personal website, blog, Github/Gitlab and so on

- Social contacts: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Sina/Tencent Weibo, QQ, VK,
Naver, Youtube and so on

- Job position and employer or University

- Brief biography (if available), just some few lines about you and your
public goals and achievements

- Title of presentation

- Short description and main points, max 500 words

- Have you already presented this talk at other conferences?

- Optional links about similar material and research on the Internet that
deserves our attention and/or are referenced in your presentation