Fails (Tales) from the trenches

Fails (Tales) from the trenches…
A collection of short hacking and bug-bounty related  stories, written up throughout the years of working with the awesome security community and it’s ‘(n)ever learning’ clients.

Edwin van Andel will take you on a ride through the beautiful, but sometimes scary, woods of bugs, fails and wonders, located in the misty valley of infosec.

There will be tales of misdirected focus. There will be burning arrows flying towards the anonymous clientele of Zerocopter’s bug-bounty and coordinated vulnerability disclosure platform. And we will gaze at the sunset over the immortal fields of stupidity.

Edwin will discuss and gives examples of beautifully chained exploits, utterly stupid designs, fails and the always funny owner’s responses.

Fun, laughter and tears as we cool off and swim together in IoT infested waters. While always reflecting back to the key of all his presentations: Hackers can help.

Will you hop on for a 45 minute ride through these hidden woods? Visual stupidity included as always!

Edwin van Andel
Edwin van Andel, better known as @Yafsec, was born on a late November day in the excellent wine year 1970 and immediately started pushing buttons from his crib. During his early years no device was safe for him, and his adolescence was described by his neighbors as a “very disastrous period”, mainly because of his discovery of computers, modems and the hack-tic.

After working with different companies around the globe, he in 2003 started his own company called Yafsec, with the sole purpose of guiding companies and IT dealers through the dark woods of the ever evolving security forest. As of 2016 he joined Qbit Cyber Security and Zerocopter, where he’s mostly working on publicly expanding their continuous security platform. In 2017 he became CEO of Zerocopter.