[Appsec_us_09] nullcon Goa 2013 Final Call For Papers/Events and First Round of Speakers

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Sat Oct 20 18:45:56 UTC 2012

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nullcon team is pleased to announce:

First round of speakers:

1.  Staring into the Abyss: The Dark Side of Security and Professional
 - Keynote - By Richard Thieme (World  renowned speaker/author)
2. Vulnerability Elimination by force of a new device platform
 - By Yury Chemerkin - Blackberry security issues, exploits and more
3. Reboot Film: Meet the Makers - Preview and Q & A session with
Director Joe Kawasaki and team
4. Detecting and Exploiting XSS Vulnerabilities with Xenotix XSS
Exploitation Framework - By Ajin Abraham
5. Radio Schizoid: FOSS meets trance  - Internet Radio using FOSS tools
-  By Friji Karthikeyan a.k.a Cray

1. Smart Malware - Design, Deployment and Detection Evasion - By Shesh


Goa is back!

It's the time of the year when we welcome research done by the
community as paper submissions for nullcon. So, sip your coffee, dust
your debuggers, fire your tools, challenge your grey cells and shoot
us an email.

The event provides opportunities to innovative companies to showcase
their latest and new technology/products to the nullcon audience. The
main aim behind Prototype is to enable and boost companies driving
innovation in security domain and provide them a perfect platform to
boast about their new technology and at the same time grab the
attention of potential investors and business partners at minimal
cost. For more details about the event, its costing and how your
organization can participate kindly contact: info at nullcon.net

The talk time duration includes time for questions and answers (5-10 minutes).

Research Category (40 mins - 1 hr) - is a deep knowledge technical
track that includes new research, tools, vulnerabilities, zero days or

Technical Category (30 mins - 1 hr) - comprises of known security
issues, case studies, twist to an existing research, tool,
vulnerability, exploit or research-in-progress. Although this track is
fairly technical, it covers known techniques and analysis and is
specially created for security professionals who are not too much into
new research, are auditors, management professionals and newbies.

Desi Jugaad (30 mins - 1 hr) - is our signature research category talk
and includes any local Indian/Asian hacks.

One of the topics of interest to us is Desi Jugaad(Local Indian/Asian
Hack) and has a separate track of its own. Submissions can be any kind
of local hacks that you have worked on (hints: electronic/mechanical
meters, automobile hacking, Hardware, mobile phones, lock-picking,
bypassing procedures and processes, etc. Be creative!)

The topics pertaining to security and hacking in the following
domains(but not limited to):
Hardware Hacking(ex: RFID, Magnetic Strips, Card Readers, Mobile
Devices, Electronic Devices)
Tools/exploits/Zero-days (non-commercial)
Programming/Software Development security and weaknesses
Network vulnerabilities.
Information Warfare, cyber espionage, cyber crime, cyber laws
Malware, Botnets
Web attacks and application hacking
New attack vectors
Mobile malware, vulnerabilities, exploits, VOIP and Telecom
Virtualization security, hacking VMs, breaking out of VMS etc
Cloud security, threats and exploitation
Critical Infrastructure
Satellite hacking
Wireless hacking

Email the paper to : cfp at nullcon.net
The subject should be : CFP Goa 2013 <Paper Title>
Email Body :
Track (& Time required in case of General/Business track)
Paper Title
Country (and City) of residence
Organization and Designation
Contact Number
Have you presented or submitted this paper at any other conference(s)
or magazine(s)?
Yes, No. If yes, where? and how this submission is different from the
previous ones. Note that new research talks already given elsewhere or
are due to be given elsewhere prior to nullcon will be considered as
Technical category talks unless they consist of cutting edge and
ground breaking technology, which is at the judgment of the review
Are you releasing an open source tool?
Yes/No. (If yes, please include the source code for review)
Are you releasing an exploit?
Yes/No. (If yes, please include the source and vulnerability details for review)
Are you releasing a new vulnerability/Zero-day?
Yes/No. (If yes, please send us the details, including reproduction
procedure, for review)
Why do you think your paper is different/innovative (for all tracks)
and how does it qualify as new work/research(for Research track only)?
Are there any live demonstrations (These earn you good points during review)?
Yes/No. (If Yes, how many? Also please explain each demo)
Brief Profile ( less than or equal to 500 Words)
Paper Abstract - Please provide detailed working or your
research/work. The more details you provide the better it is for the
reviewers. Please keep the abstract to the point. Please do not try to
hide the technical details or say “I can't disclose it till bla bla”
as it does not help the reviewers in any way and may give your paper a
low score because of insufficient information available in the
Your high resolution photo (attached)

Only the original authors should submit their research and any
submission from a third party will be rejected. The Abstract should
clearly mention the techniques and hacks in detail and merely
mentioning that it works will not help in understanding the research
to its full extent. nullcon is an open knowledge/research sharing
platform and hence product/company marketing and pitches will be
rejected. We request you not to submit any product specific talk. For
product specific talks kindly look at the Prototype sub-event.

CFP Opens: 01st August 2012
CFP Closing Date: 30th November 2012
Final speakers List online: 10th December 2012
Training Dates : 27th - 28th Feb 2013
Conference Dates: 1st - 2nd March 2013


Complimentary Accommodation for 3 nights.
Travel Reimbursement (Either actuals or the below mentioned amounts,
whichever is less)

North/South America to Goa (USD $800)
Africa/Europe/Australia to Goa (USD $600)
Asia to Goa (USD $500)
Anywhere in India to Goa (INR Rs.6000)
Complimentary VIP conference pass.
Invitation to Mehfil-E-Mausiqi (null networking party).


Complimentary VIP conference pass.
Invitation to Mehfil-E-Mausiqi (null networking party)
* Only one speaker will be eligible for the benefits in case there are
two or more speakers for a talk.
** By submitting a paper and agreeing to talk at nullcon the speaker
gives null the right to post, publish, re-distribute online and
offline, soft and/or hard copies of his/her presentation material
including slides, source code, detailed paper and the recorded video
of the speaker and presentation.

Want to conduct a sub-event at nullcon? Want to show off your special
skills? Be creative.
Anything innovative is welcome.

If your Event gets selected, a maximum of 2 complimentary VIP passes
will be provided to you depending on your event.

Submit your proposal to : cfp at nullcon.net
Email Subject: nullcon Goa 2013 Event <Your_event_name>
Email Body:

Team members names, emails, phone
City, Country
Event Name
Time duration (1 hr, 3 hrs, whole day?)
Event details (including step by step information on how will you
conduct the event)
Why do you think the event is innovative and should be organized at nullcon?
Have you ever conducted a similar event before this? If yes, please
provide all the details including the response.

Want to teach us how to assemble/disassemble a biometric device using
home made stuff or how to make an autobot out of a radio/microwave/car
etc , submit a proposal
Have a rock band? want to play at nullcon? submit your proposal.
A CTF or a game
A corporate sub-event
Anything that is interesting.

null Team

Get ready to Goa!
nullcon security conference Goa 1st-2nd March 2013

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