Pascal Geenens

Botnet Hunter

As the EMEA Cyber Security Evangelist for Radware, Pascal helps execute the company’s thought leadership on today’s security threat landscape. Pascal brings over two decades of experience in many aspects of Information Technology and holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Free University of Brussels. As part of the Radware Security Research team Pascal develops and maintains the IoT honeypots and actively researches IoT malware. He discovered BrickerBot, provided the updated Hajime report and follows closely any development and new technologies and threats in the IoT landscape. Prior to Radware, Pascal worked with the largest EMEA cloud providers on their SDN and next gen data center strategies as a consulting engineer for Juniper. As an independent consultant Pascal architected sensor networks, automated and developed PLC systems and lead security infrastructure and software auditing projects. At the start of his career he was a regular presenter at IBM conferences for Perl and Unix kernel development.

Pascal blogs at: https://blog.radware.com/author/pascalg/

BrickerBot: The IoT Vigilante from S4xEurope

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BrickerBot: Internet & IoT Chemotherapy

Main Stage

BrickerBot is the first fully autonomous PDOS botnet. Its mission: cleanse the Internet from IoT botnets and purge it from any devices that might provide a platform for them. The author, who goes by the name of ‘Janit0r’, and likes to refer to himself as The Doctor, considers his project a form of “Internet Chemotherapy”. […]

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