Area41 Conference 2024
Back to (the) roots

We are delighted to announce the dates for the Area41 conference 2024.
It will be conducted on June 6.-7. 2024, at the Komplex457.

About Area41 Conference

Established in 2010 under the original name hashdays, Area41 is Switzerland's most well-known technical information security conference. Every two years, international speakers present cutting-edge research from a variety of fields, ranging from software vulnerabilities and malware research to threat hunting and offensive security practices. Area41 attracts a diverse crowd of information security professionals, technical managers, as well as students and enthusiasts interested in the field.

Content First
Content first

Area41 actively curates a lineup consisting of international speakers as well as promising rising stars. Our talk selection focuses on content first. Our speakers, while compensated for their travel expenses, choose to share their knowledge without further compensation.
Our YouTube channel is here.

Small By Choice
Small by Choice

Since our first sold out event in 2016, we have chosen to cap Area41 at a 400 attendees maximum to ensure that the atmosphere and the ability to connect with other attendees and speakers alike remains intact. Get your tickets early or you might end up on the waitlist.

Non-Profit
Non-Profit

Since 2010, Area41 is a community-driven, non-profit event by the Swiss DEF CON group chapter DC4131. It is made possible by the countless hours of volunteers and the sponsors believing in our platform to make great technical content available to everyone.

Latest News

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Posted on Jun 4th, 2024

Bring a laptop (to play)

If you want to participate in some of the online challenges than we recomend you bring a laptop, at least to your hotel ;-)

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Posted on June 1st, 2024

Pre-con-drinks at 4.Akt

Some of the attendees are meeting for innoficial pre-con-drinks on Wed June 5th - 19:00 https://www.4akt.ch/

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Posted on May 6th, 2024

First talks are in the agenda

we are still waiting for some speaker confirmations, so please stay tuned for the agenda.

Our Speakers 2024

Over the years, we had the pleasure to host many great speakers from all over the world. For the 2024 edition, we strive to live up to the expectations we established in previous years by presenting you with the best line up we can muster.
Below is a selection of some of the speakers who have been accepted for 2024.
You can download the agenda with all the abstracts here
Here you find the booklet

Alain Mowat
(Orange Cyberdefense)
Topic: "Nearing the ePOcalypse: A tale of vulnerabilities & incentives in the infosec industry"
Gian Demarmels
(Redguard)
Topic: "Automating Malware Development: A Red Teamer's Journey"
Marco Preuss
(Kaspersky)
Topic: "New stories of money – Crypto, DeFi, Hacks & Attacks"
Paula Januszkiewicz
(Founder & CEO of CQURE)
Keynote: "Hacker's Perspective on New Risks: Revising the Cybersecurity Priorities for 2024"

Conference Schedule

There will be 2 tracks in parallel. In addition, we will provide a variety of networking opportunities to enable attendees to make optimal use of their time while at Area41.

You can download the agenda with all the abstracts here
Here you find the booklet

Day 1 - June 6 Track 1 (main hall) Track 2 (underground)
08:30 Registration and Coffee
09:00 Opening Ceremony
09:30 Keynote: Hacker's Perspective on New Risks: Revising the Cybersecurity Priorities for 2024
[Paula Januszkiewicz, Founder & CEO of CQURE]
10:00 Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:30 Switching 400'000 Volts with a TCP packet
[Cyrill Brunschwiler]
Action Anomalies: A hackers guide to Github Actions
[Elliot Ward]
11:20 Nearing the ePOcalypse: A tale of vulnerabilities & incentives in the infosec industry
[Alain Mowat]
Insert coin: Hacking arcades for fun
[Ignacio Navarro]
12:10 Lunch Break Lunch Break
13:40 Armored Witness - Building a Trusted Notary for Bare Metal
[Andrea Barisani]
Shufflecake, AKA Truecrypt on Steroids for Linux
[Tommaso Gagliardoni]
14:30 Automating Malware Development: A Red Teamer's Journey
[Gian Demarmels]
Did You Say Out of Scope? Reconsidering Self-XSS and Exploring Novel Attacks with Cookie Tossing
[Thomas Houhou]
15:20 Intelligence-Driven Threat Hunting: Exposing the Invisible Enemy
[Sylvain Hirsch]
Call on me, Unify! - Hacking Desktop Phones
[Michael Oelke]
16:10 Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:40 New stories of money – Crypto, DeFi, Hacks & Attacks
[Marco Preuss]
Guardians of the Grid: Purple Playoffs in OT Adversary Emulation
[Jeroen Vandeleur + Nick Foulon]
17:30 Exploiting Bluetooth - from your car to the bank account$$
[yso]
Eyes Wide Open: Mastering the Art of Supply Chain Attacks with Client-Side Monitoring
[Juerg Fischer + Dai Littlewood]
18:30-21:30 Networking BBQ
Day 2 - June 7 Track 1 (main hall) Track 2 (underground)
09:30 Registration and Coffee
10:00 The CTF to Career Pipeline
[Jam (Vie) Polintan]
cloud-native software supply chain security: the hard truth
[Daniel Drack]
10:50 Shells at Midnight: Turning a Spam Filter Against Itself
[Michael Imfeld]
Balancing Efficiency and Security - Unveiling the Risks in Cloud-Based Endpoint Management
[Oleksandr Kazymyrov]
11:40 Defeating behavior detection of remote code injection abusing shared sections and handle inheritance
[Rafael Salema Marques]
Public Cloud public attacks: A summary of attacks seen by CloudIntel
[Himanshu Anand]
12:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break
14:00 Phishing the Phishing Resistant - Phishing for Primary Refresh Tokens in Microsoft Entra
[Dirk-jan Mollema]
Actionable Incident Response Documentation - When The Ink Meets The Road
[Gergana Karadzhova-Dangela]
14:50 Technical Deep Dive into the XZ backdoor
[Timo Schmid]
Digital Self Defense for Investigative Journalists
[Rico]
15:40 Coffee Break Coffee Break
16:10 Machine Learning for Enhanced Malware Detection & Classification
[Solomon Sonya]
Red Cell - Mimicking Threat Actors for Realistic Responses
[Thomas Chopitea]
17:00 Closing Ceremony
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Conference Venue

We are proud to present Komplex457 as our 2024 conference location partner.

Venue

https://komplex-457.ch/
Hohlstrasse 457, 8048 Zürich, Switzerland

Travel

The Komplex457 is located in Zurich Altstetten, just minutes away from Zurich Main Station HB, which can be easily reached by train when arriving from Zurich Airport (ZRH). We recommend using public transport since parking is sparse and expensive.
Nearest Parking is Letzipark 3-6.-/h
Nearest bus station is: Lezipark (Bus 31, N1)

Nearby Hotels

There are many hotels in Zurich. For example the following hotels are nearby:

Impressions

Komplex457
Komplex457

Our Sponsors

We could not dream of putting on an event like Area41 without our generous sponsors, some of which have been with us for the past decade. If you are interested in supporting AREA41 2024, please get in touch (sponsoring@defcon-switzerland.org) to receive our current sponsorship opportunities.
We are thankful for our 2024 sponsors and their trust in us!

PLATINUM SPONSORS

  • Compass Security
  • splunk
  • Fortinet

GOLD SPONSORS

  • Clue Security
  • Swisscom
  • Kaspersky
  • InfoGuard
  • RSA
  • Orange Cyberdefense
  • Hacknowledge
  • baseVISON
  • snyk
  • PostFinance
  • Cloudflare
  • Migros Security & Risk
  • PaloAlto Networks



SILVER SPONSORS

  • RedGuard
  • Protect7
  • exeon
  • threatray
  • cyllective
  • AEGYS Datalytics
  • nviso

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FAQ

Check out previous year's keynote by Costin Raiu