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Hard at work in our own Security Research Centre are well-known ethical hackers Daan Keuper, Khaled Nassar and Thijs Alkemade of Sector 7, the research department of Computest Security. There they conduct intensive research into previously unknown vulnerabilities in products and services.
By carrying out investigations into online security and actively sharing our knowledge, we solve security challenges within the IT, IoT and OT landscape and so make a contribution to society at large. Which makes this very important work, we believe!
It is possible to submit projects with a wider societal significance for a free vulnerability assessment by Sector 7. Together we can make the world a little safer!
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On the top floor of Computest Security HQ, Sector 7's researchers work in their own security experience lab, surrounded by various test setups. Interested parties can watch 'live' what happens when hackers exploit vulnerabilities via the internet – for example, in infotainment systems, mobile devices or building automation systems.
Exciting and secretive it certainly is, because they work on the most sensitive and complex cyber research assignments. We take our promise to make the world a little safer seriously. Cybercrime has become extremely profitable for the criminals and they are getting smarter all the time. As the good guys, we see it as our job to be one step ahead of those with malicious intent as often as possible when it comes to undiscovered vulnerabilities and the latest hacking techniques.
Our ethical hackers have identified vulnerabilities in three charging stations of American origin. They demonstrated during the prestigious hacking competition Pwn2Own Automotive that the stations can be relatively easily taken over via Bluetooth.
The vulnerability in Apple's macOS discovered by colleague Thijs Alkemade will be presented at the biggest international hacker conferences – Black Hat and DEF CON. The vulnerability in question is a ‘process injection vulnerability’.
Daan and Thijs Computest Security's win USD 200,000 in prestigious international hacker competition. During their research into Zoom, Keuper and Alkemade found a number of so-called zero-day vulnerabilities in the Zoom client.
The men from Sector 7 like to share their knowledge, contribute to security awareness and demonstrate the results of their research. In 2021, they appeared as public speakers at events including ONE Conference, TBX, CyberCrimeCon, SNiC, EKOParty and Intent. There they spoke on the following topics:
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Check out the super technical details in the write-ups of all Sector 7’s investigations >>