David Sancho

Senior Malware Researcher Trend Micro (ES)


Infosec Professional specialized in hunting cybercriminals in the context of botnets, ransomware and other malware. Malware case investigator with contacts in law enforcement agencies in Southern Europe. Experienced malware researcher with a technical background on reverse-engineering and some low-level programming and perl scripting. Good public speaker and media-friendly, has delivered presentations on a variety of security topics to all kinds of audiences, from the very technical to the more sales-oriented ones. Passionate for IT security and well attuned to the latest events and developments in the IT security world.

Broad technical experience and a good delivery. Focus on public speaking, training, press speaking and Technical Research in the anti-malware field.

Specialties: Security, Anti-malware, Public Speaking

When Steganography Stops Being Cool

The art and science of concealing data inside other data is what we know as steganography. People have used it for a long time to keep adversaries from looking at their secret information. While attackers have been using steganography for centuries and for different purposes, in this talk we focus on malware authors and how they hide configuration data and second-stage malicious code in places we are not necessarily looking at. This includes not only the traditional images but they also abuse network protocols and other communication channels. By reviewing current techniques in use, we try to predict how the future looks like. We, and the security industry as a whole, need improved and better solutions to detect malicious steganography uses and to finally overcome the ever-increasing number of cybercriminals jumping on the “stego-bandwagon”.

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Other speakers joining this year

Yury Chemerkin

Security Expert (RU)

Cristian Patachia

Development & Innovation Manager Orange Romania

Rogerio Winter

Brazilian Army (BR)

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Orange Romania is part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators that connects hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million local customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions for both individual and corporate customers, from basic connectivity services to complete mobile, fixed internet, TV packages, and complex IT&C solutions through Orange Business

Orange Romania is the number 1 operator in terms of network performance, and also holds nine consecutive Top Employer certifications, which confirm that Orange Romania, in addition to the remarkable products and services it offers, pays special attention to its employees and working environment. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. 

In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally.

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