Press Release

Challenges, Education, Networking and Swag – Security B-Sides has it all

MWR InfoSecurity throws down gauntlet ahead of community-driven event

Information security consultancy MWR InfoSecurity today outlined details of the challenges it has created for attendees at next week’s Security B-Sides London. The event, aimed at those in the information security sector, will take place on Wednesday 3 June at London’s ILECConference Centre (47 Lillie Road, SW6 1UD.)

This year’s pre-event challenge, deviously created by MWR, is a game of wits cryptically titled “D as in Dump.” It involves malware analysis with the prize of a Microsoft Band. The lucky winner will be announced during the show.

During the event, MWR InfoSecurity has also devised a further challenge for attendees to tackle that will involve solving a series of web applications to gain control of a SCADA based rocket-launcher scenario – and ultimately obtaining the code to unlock the beer fridge!

In addition, and as part of education Track 1, MWR’s consultants – James Loureiro and David Middlehurst will be exclusively presenting their research on assessing Adobe Reader in a session titled “Why Bother Assessing Popular Software?” at 11am. During the presentation the duo will share details of a case study that includes how they approached assessing Adobe Reader, how they made progress and why it is worth investing the time and effort on targets such as this. The discussion will cover fuzzing, the sandbox and delve into the Javascript API.

“This is a year of change for Security BSides London with a new date and a new venue, yet the interest every year just keeps growing. This fourth year will be a record breaker in terms of attendance with up to 800 participants. This growth would not be possible without the continued support from our sponsors and especially MWR InfoSecurity who not only provide sponsorship but organise challenges and the after party” said Thomas Fischer, BSides London

MWR’s technical director – Martyn Ruks, added, “Events, such as B-Sides London, are invaluable to our security community, providing a platform for discussion on the latest research in the InfoSec arena while also offering the opportunity for practical experience – such as our challenge. We’re really looking forward to seeing how long it will take for someone to crack the code on our beer fridge. Not forgetting the fact that we will be debuting new MWR t-shirt!”

As is traditional, MWR InfoSecurity will once again be buying the beers at the B-Sides after party for wristband holders in the Prince of Wales Pub, 14 Lillie Road, London SW6 1TU. Those wishing to attend the afterparty simply need to visit the MWR stand for a wristband.

BSIDES London website



Accreditations & Certificates

MWR is an accredited member of The Cyber Security Incident Response Scheme (CSIR) approved by CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers).
MWR is certified under the Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme to deal with sophisticated targeted attacks against networks of national significance.
We are certified to comply with ISO 9001 and 14001 in the UK, internationally accepted standards that outline how to put an effective quality and environmental management systems in place.
MWR is certified to comply with ISO 27001 to help ensure our client information is managed securely.
As an Approved Scanning Vendor MWR is approved by PCI SSC to conduct external vulnerability scanning services to PCI DSS Requirement 11.2.2.
We are members of the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), an organisation serving the needs of the information security sector.
MWR is a supplier to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which provides commercial and procurement services to the UK public sector.
MWR is a Qualified Security Assessor, meaning we have been qualified by PCI to validate other organisation's adherence to PCI DSS.
As members of CHECK we are measured against high standards set by NCSC for the services we provide to Her Majesty's Government.
MWR’s consultants hold Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM) and Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS) qualifications and are authorized by CREST to perform STAR penetration testing services.