Ben Dechrai

Ben Dechrai

Ben Dechrai is a technologist, presenter, author, and hard and-core privacy advocate.

When he's not on stage, or sharing his ideas and views on privacy, security, and software development, he applies these passions to the architecture and design of software systems for businesses of all sizes.

He also runs many community events, from tech meetups to comedy events.

Montreal 2018 sessions

Security and Privacy in a National Security World

English session - Intermediate

We being surveilled! Governments and companies collect data. Hackers want that data.

What can software as a service providers do to protect data at rest? What if you need to work with that data? End-to-end encryption isn't an option, so where do we turn?

In this talk, Ben discusses and demos ways to securely and anonymously handling and distributing sensitive information between users, without allowing the raw data to give anything away.

Writing Viruses for Fun, not Profit

English session - Intermediate

Stopping viruses is hard. They're clever, evolve, and become more resilient over time.

So let's write one! We'll see how they hide, how they propagate.

In this presentation, Ben takes you on a live-demo journey of self-replication, cryptographic obfuscation, and payload delivery.

Now you're thinking like a virus writer, you can anticipate which areas of your applications need hardening. Just remember, we're doing it for good, not profit!