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Infosec 2011 report

Infosec 2011 report


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Loot list.

I only went for the stuff I liked as there were quite a few crap T- shirts and like how many stress toys and biros do you really need?

USB sticks 11

Blockmaster Safestick 1 and 2Gb
Vizi safe 2Gb
Safenet 2Gb
Gdata 2Gb
Safend 2Gb
Anue 1Gb x 2
Idappcom 128Mb x 3


Codenomicon T-shirt
Firebrand T-shirt
Trustwave T-shirt
Eskenzi 5 pairs of boxer shorts


Sonicwall Jelly bears x 3
Ironkey Mints
Smallwall Chuppa Chuppa Lolly from the guys with airblasters
Eset Smarties


6 assorted pens
Landesk, Highlighter pen
Seagate, flashing badge
Flashing lanyard no name as it rubbed off
Seagate, a mini mouse
After party, 1000 point roulette token, beer and wine
Qualsys, 9 half pint glass tankards full
Everywhere, Beer Vodka more beer and champagne in a few places
Application Security inc, Postit notes and three bound notepads
Data Maker, 3 tins of plastic putty and Cocktails
ioactive, Various stickers
Pressroom, coffee and sandwiches
Gdata, 3 boxes of tissues
Sipera, 2 silicon covers for my Htc
Websense, Multitool
ironkey, bag
Webroot, bag
4 after party armbands

Titus, a well made flexible torch / Laser pointer in my view the best freebee of the show.



Sophos, Antivirus and Security toolkit plus luggage tag
Webroot, Android full version, protection system
Astec d.o.o. Risk management tool called ARAT 4.0

The Show

Well, I booked online and got there at the tailend of a power outage upstairs, went to get my ticket to be told I am not on the computer. After a few calls I had to fill in a form, and as they started to enter the details the Apple mac crashed so they went to
a second and it crashed as well. Hmmm and I hadn't even touched

Eventually I got my pass and it ripped a hour later as due to cutbacks oops sorry, being green they stopped putting the passes in plastic sleeves.

Other cutbacks sorry I meant Ecologically sound reasons, we got no paper plates in the press room instead having to use expensive serviettes to balance the sandwiches on also even the bog paper was really narrow compared to the norm. at this rate next year we will get rubber stamped at the entrance instead of passes and Izal paper for the toilet and plates :-)

To get into the after party you need to register for an armband and got told that the press are not invited this year only exhibitors, so after a run around trying to find out how to get in I went to the issue place and they rang someone who said is it for the
Reverend Rat ? The woman looked at my pass and said yes, then she got told "Oh he needs a pass as he is a long term fixture at the party" :-))

The lady on the end of the phone was the top organizer of the show and came down and gave me some more bands for my guests, Thanks Claire.

Hi to the security guys and Peter their Boss, good as usual

Hi to Neil and the ladies at the Press office thanks for the warm welcome.

Well at least this year it wasn't all about fluffy internet and a good selection of vendors turned up also overall most of the stands were happy as it seemed that Junkets have been wiped out and that the majority of people visiting were there on a mission instead of
a skiving off work etc.

All in all I had a good time and met up with a few friends I look forward to next year's show.

That's it for now, thanks for looking in.


The Reverend Rat

Hello everyone I hope all is well with you.

I decided to go to Infosec the computer security show's 15th anniversary at Earls court London.

The last time I went was a couple of years ago and it was at Olympia.

I don't know how many more shows will be here as it is rumoured that Earls Court Exhibition Centre will be demolished in the next couple of years, maybe it will move to Expo.

Well things are a bit different, for a start it didn't have so much of the usual razzmatazz and a few of the big names were absent i.e. IBM, Microsoft and AVG to name but a few, but heh there is / was a recession.

The show seemed mainly orientated towards "Cloud" security.

The place was half full with exhibitors the other empty half curtained off, and quite a few people said it was a lot smaller than last year.

But...the staff were really helpful and friendly (Hello to the big Boss security guy that was keeping things in check :-) and hello to the Press room people (Hi Neal) and the helpful lady behind the desk.

And last but not least a big hello to the lovely young lady dishing out the coffee and food in the press room, thanks for the cake :-)
well it was my 50th birthday...

Everywhere I went there were people coming up to say hello and asking were I had been for the last couple of shows, it's nice to be missed :-)

Hi to all the guys and girl from London 2600 that turned up, and special thanks to Zap for the drinks on the way home on my birthday, I hope the sofa wasn't to uncomfortable :-) and Hi to Stan, long time no see, SA is rather a long way away.

I had one weird moment where a person came up and was convinced I tried to nick a Citroen badge off him last year and he was adamant it was me ??? I tried to explain first of all I wasn't there and that as I call these vehicles Shitrons for good reasons why would I want his badge? Then he just wandered of with his mates, chuntering to whoever wanted to listen.

The after party was a bit toned down compared to previous events but there was a guy doing green screen backdrop photos with a choice of backgrounds the most popular was the one below, apart from the booze he was the best thing there, there was also a band but it couldn't be heard from where I was so can't comment on their performance.


The unofficial place found for smoking was outside the emergency exits but when we went back a second time they were padlocked from outside so we decided to smoke where we were being we were surrounded by concrete when this big voice boomed out that we were breaking the law by smoking where we were, immediately followed by me shouting back "not as much as you lot locking the emergency doors with people still on site" a short silence later the voice came back with, ok follow me you can smoke out here and took us to a different fire exit :-)

Now the bit you've all been waiting for...The freebies...


Tshirts X 2
Codenomicon defensics (a very sought after "T" as they were not
giving them out unless you signed on the dotted line)

2 nice Glass beer tankards and lots of Grolsch from
5 glasses of Champagne from Cisco's garden party.

2 x 8Gb stainless key shaped storage drives from The Press Office
2Gb Encrypted Safestick from
Various small usb storage keys from different vendors.

Laptop bag from

Baseball cap and notepad from Application security,inc.

And from two packages one called Internet
security for netbooks 2010 and the other Notebook security special protection with a kensington style lock with it.

A £15.00 I tunes voucher from

A pair of water pistols in NAMCO colours.

And finally a magnetic red tin of sticky plasters which I needed after opening the tin thanks

The last day saw me in the pub with Peter Wood and crew from
Peter has known me for a fair while and introduced me to loads of people whilst telling them they could learn a lot from me :-)
Cheers Dude.

All and all a good time was had and I am looking forward to next year.

And on a last note following me blagging bits and pieces and then saying can I have one too ? after I did all the persuading worked this time, but next time ????? :-)))

Bye for now
Thanks for dropping in
The Reverend Rat +:-)

Well Overdue


Catching up at last :-)

The Award for best "Freebees" has to go to.....

There was a "Social Engineering Seminar.....

A couple of photos to have a look at :-)

Olympia Exhibition centre is hosting "Enterprise Wireless Technology" and yet another night of debauchery ended up with me not getting out of bed untill 4.30pm.....

The Weatherspoons pub in the High street had a big fight kick off .....

They said they want a panel of leet H4xZor5 doing some sort of hack the flag type of thing, and that they have used the "Cult Of The Dead Cow" on a previous show, so volunteers are wanted,.....

Biometrics etc.


Hi everyone thanks for stopping by,

I made it to the Biometrics show, it was held in the QE2 conference hall which is massive and has an amazing view over Parliament square....

Dr-K came arround to do an interview with me for his new book Hackers' Tales.... I am looking forward to Friday, fireworks first and the London 2600 meeting straight after it.... :-)) The WiFi is up and running in Leicester square, it`s a nice fat 10mb connection

A poster that amused me

Show Report

I missed the first day of the show because I ended up at a party last night that didn`t stop till 14:30Hrs :-)

We all get fed with old style hotdogs with boiled onions in a roll, soup, sandwiches, jacket spuds with cheese, and coffee or tea....


Sorry this spans a few days, but I havn`t had time to get online :-(

Heh, tomorrows the "Securex" show at Earls Court 2...don`t worry, I will let you all know if anything happens...and if it does it wasn`t me ;-)

I am walking along the side of the building to go to the tube station and get hustled with a few other people out of the gate quickly by security saying that there was an emergency....

IBM wind up at Olympia

I decided to go to the Linux show up the road at Olympia, (no students allowed as they don`t buy anything policy) and was chatting to a friend about what name I was going to call myself for the pass,

I had a few ideas but my friend said as IBM were there why not use SCO?, so I went for Rev Adrian Rat, Software Protection, S.C.O.....

I was very surprised that I didn`t get the usual slating for using Windows products and get the run of the mill Unix, Linux, BSD etc., supremacy lectures, I have W2k Pro, on most of my boxes....

I guessed right about the out come of my "gropers" sentencing, he got sectioned for 28 days....

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