: What is up with Barry?. blackbag.nl

16.05.2011, 02:27
Finally a blackbag update. Just too busy, but with the good things in life. Preparing now for Hack in the Box and Blackhat sessions at DefCon.
http://www.zamkidveri.com/forum/images/imported/2011/05/panorama700-1.jpg (http://www.xs4all.nl/~barry/sleutelfiguur.pdf)

As you can see on the image above I am doing fine. The image is a picture made by Dutch Panorama Magazine a couple of weeks ago at the Amsterdam Toool meeting. Panorama interviewed me and wrote a pretty nice article (http://www.xs4all.nl/~barry/sleutelfiguur.pdf) about me.

One of the topics covered in the article is the flood of professional lock-related work I do at the moment. It is one of the reasons blackbag has not been updated for some time. Just too busy traveling, preparing courses, trainings, paid R&D and even work in the field of lock-forensics. When I say forensics it is not always answering the question if a particular technique was used to open a specific lock, it can also be in a role of expert witness to explain (or show) a particular lock can be opened quickly in court. I hope to follow up on the specific incident mentioned in Panorama when the case is final.

Next week we will be at ‘Hack In The Box’ (http://conference.hackinthebox.org/hitbsecconf2011ams/) in Amsterdam (may 19 and 20). Normally we would have the Amsterdam Toool (http://toool.nl/) meeting on Wednesday (May 18) in our traditional hangout (the Kamers cafe/restaurant), but this week it will be at the prestigious Krasnapolsky Hotel (http://www.booking.com/hotel/nl/nhghkrasnapolsky.en.html) at Dam square in Amsterdam. If you want to learn about IT security and hobby-lockpicking, “Hack in the Box” is the place to be. I can offer a special discount if you want to attend “Hack in the Box”, so mail me (http://blackbag.nl/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/600.jpg) for details.

One of the other courses we are preparing is for the blackhat sessions (http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-us-11/training/core-pentest-advanced.html) at DefCon (July 30-31). A two day hands on impressioning and safe-combo-manipulation course. Gonna be quite nice.

Still have a lot of work to do before I can announce LockCon 2011 …

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