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June 21, 2024 - De Doelen, Rotterdam

Securing the Death Star: Threat modeling in a galaxy far, far away....

The Galactic Empire is on the verge of releasing its biggest, most valuable and most important asset: The Death Star. You, the newly appointed Chief Imperial Security Officer, are responsible for improving its security posture. The previous CISO was “let go” and now it’s your job to clean up their mess. Your boss, Darth Vader, is breathing heavily down your neck. He is not amused with the project already over budget in both resources and time, and security will only add to that. His unconventional, yet persuasive leadership style convinces you to make this your top-most priority. How will you approach the massive task of securing the Death Star? This presentation will tell an untold story in the Star Wars universe in which the Death Star’s threats and mitigations were identified and prioritised before its release. Securing an artificial moon with a crew of over 2 million people might put the task of securing your software application into perspective.

Coen Goedegebure

Coen is founder of Scyon and is passionate about everything related to cyber security. He started his professional career over 20 years ago and has since then worked as a software engineer and architect both in the Netherlands and abroad. Over time he discovered that building software was fun, but breaking stuff was even more fulfilling... and he discovered his passion for cyber security. Going all-in with ethical hacking, bug bounties, participating in international hacking competitions, secure coding and multiple CISO roles, he combined his skills to build bridges between the business, software development and cyber security domains. More than 2 years ago, he founded Scyon with the goal of helping organisations in adopting a shift-left approach to their cyber security efforts and bolster their overall cyber resilience. In his spare time, Coen loves to spend time with his family, kitesurf, play guitar, participate in competitive hacking tournaments and share his experience and passion with the world.