Malware & Reverse Engineering Conference 2023
Following the easing of pandemic restrictions we are pleased to announce that the Malware & Reverse Engineering Conference will be held on Monday and Tuesday, 20-21 of February, 2023. We will provide high quality speakers as in previous conferences in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,2018 and 2019 .
MRE-2023 is a bridge between industry, law enforcement and academia, with a strong focus on practical results from research and development projects in malware reversing.
The conference aims to cover:
Coffey Room Theatre,
Level 5 / 4 Freshwater Place,
Registration for MRE 2023 (20-21/02/2023) is now open, and tickets are available from Eventbrite,
2023 program and keynote speakers
The speakers for MRE 2023 ha) ve all come forward, however, if you are prepared to wait on ny potential speaker drop outs, please contact Dr Paul Black.
Thomas Roccia - Microsoft
Thomas Roccia is Senior Security Researcher at Microsoft. He works in the Defender team to improve detection and research novel techniques. Previously Thomas was working at McAfee in the Advanced Threat Research team. He worked on threat intelligence, tracking cybercrime campaigns, and collaborated with law enforcement agencies. He performed worldwide incident response, malware hunting, and helped customers during major outbreaks. He speaks regularly at security conferences. The title of Thomas' keynote talk is:Binary Instrumentation for Malware Analysis: Practical Tools and Techniques.
Chathura Abeydeera - KPMG
Chathura is a Director in the Forensic practice of KPMG Australia where he leads the Cyber Attack and Response services. He is a highly technical Cyber security practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in offensive Cybersecurity and Incident Response. He is a CREST Certified Tester and an examination assessor for the CREST International. He is also an advisory board member of CREST Australasia. He has delivered complex technical Cyber security assessment programs and Incident Response engagements for a number of high profile Australian and global organisations. The title for Chathura's keynote talk is: Keep Calm and Respond: An Adversarial Mindset Approach to Incident Response.
Matt Tett - Enex Test Lab
The confirmed speakers for MRE 2023 include:
|Chathura Abeydeera||KPMG||Keep Calm and Respond: An Adversarial Mindset Approach to Incident Response|
|Sharif Abuadbba||Data61||Malware Field: Insights and Trends from the Top 4 Security Conferences|
|Tao Ban||NICT Japan||Research on IoT Anti-Malware Technologies Beyond CPU Architectures|
|Stephen Chey||IBM||Democratising Cybersecurity Skills|
|Negar Shabab||Microsoft||Malicious Browser Extensions - How important they are, and how to analyse them|
|Gyle Dela Cruz||Demystifying OSINT for a Future SOC Analyst|
|Karl Denton||Cybermerc||Can we script it? Scripting Malware Analysis|
|Priya Gnanasekaran||Lab3||Web3 Security: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of the Decentralised Web|
|Daisuke Inoue||NICT Japan (Virtual)||Cybersecurity Activities in Japan for Security IoT Environment|
|Joarder Kamruzzaman||Federation University||Robust Malware Detection Using Adversarial Retraining|
|Jemima Middis||Monash University (NZ virtual)||The Biggest Bugs in the Net - An Assessment of Ransomware Attacks Targeting Australian Big Business|
|Jon Oliver||VmWare||Handling Alert Fatigue at Scale using a Combination of Machine Learning and Fast Search|
|David Ormrod & Jamie Norton||McGrathNicol||Malware and Threat Intelligence Economies and their impact on cybersecurity risks|
|Sean Park||Trend Micro||A Day of the Adversary Hunter|
|Thomas Roccia||Microsoft||Binary Instrumentation for Malware Analysis: Practical Tools and Techniques|
|Matt Tett||Enex Test Lab||IoT Security Trust Mark - Securing Connected Devices - 15 Years of Lessons Learned|
|Alex Rohl & Chris Davey||University of Adelaide & University of Southern Queensland||Automated Protocol Reverse Engineering using Deep Learning and Heuristics|
|Noushin Shabab||Kaspersky||Topic Trooper - Targets High Profile Victims Using Newly Discovered MQTT Backdoor|
|Paul Watters||Ionize||Industry-Academic Collaboration with an ICSL Retrospective|
|Yang Xiang||Swinburne||Software Vulnerability Detection by Fuzzing and Deep Learning|
2023 Organising Committee
Our organising committee is composed of security researchers and engineers from academia and industry.
- Paul Pang, Chair - Acting Director, ICSL, Federation University Australian,
- Paul Black - Post Doctoral Fellow - Cybersecurity, ICSL,
- Joarder Kamruzzaman, Co-Director, Centre of Smart Analytics,
- Iven Mareels - Executive Dean, Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability,
- Syed Islam - Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation),
- Alana Auden, Research Centre Support Officer - Research Services,
- Pooja Mishra - Masters by research, - Cybersecurity, ICSL.
- Thomas Roccia - Senior Security Researcher, Microsoft,
- Stephanie Williams - Principal Information Security Consultant, Westpac,
There are plenty of opportunities for sponsorship support and we welcome interest in sponsorship from the security industry and other partners. Please contact Dr Paul Black, if you are interested in discussing sponsorship opportunities.