SSTIC offers a dematerialized edition

SSTIC offers a dematerialized edition Cybersecurity

There are many good reasons not to attend safety conferences: it is far, it is expensive, you run the risk of bringing back a cold or even worse, meeting people. But the conferences are also an opportunity to see experts present cutting-edge subjects. And with the epidemic underway, many conferences have announced fully virtual editions, which anyone can attend. This is the case of SSTIC (Symposium on Information and Communication Technology Security), which opened its 2020 edition online today.

Until Friday, the speakers who usually presented their slides in Rennes during previous editions are now doing so from their living room, in front of an equally virtual audience. The conferences are broadcast free of charge on a dedicated site and an online chat allows listeners to ask questions or discuss during the conference. The interface is functional and easy to use. The way the fair organized this transition to the virtual was also the subject of a blog post detailing the establishment of the necessary infrastructure.

All of the presentations are in French, or with French subtitles, and the videos of the conferences are automatically put online on the program shortly after their broadcast. We can thus already catch up with the conference by Matt Miller, member of the Microsoft Security Response Center, broadcast this morning at the opening of the conference. The closing conference, however, will be left to Google, with a speech by an analyst from Google’s Threat Analysis Group, who will review his experience and trends in cyberattack. The SSTIC conferences are mainly intended for IT security experts and allow to tackle subjects sometimes discussed in the press from a technical approach: a presentation scheduled for Friday will thus address the implementation of the DNS-over-HTTPS protocol in different browsers.

The transition to the virtual is essential for the many conferences and security fairs that originally planned to be held this summer. We know that the DefCon and BlackHat conferences, the two most famous cybersecurity fairs in the United States, will also opt for a dematerialized format accessible to all.


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