Talks, side events and evenings

All sub-events are at La Marive, except the Networking dinner (Nov 2nd).

Thursday November, 2nd 2023

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and coffee
09:00 - 09:15
opening Opening words
Sylvain Pasini
(HEIG-VD, president of Black Alps)
09:15 - 09:45
K01 [Keynote]
Unveiling the Express Lane to Catastrophe: Insights from Extensive Security Testing
Florian Badertscher
(Bug Bounty Switzerland AG)
09:45 - 10:30
01 Needles in the Haystack: A Hueristics-based Approach to Vulnerability Discovery (en)
Matt Hand
Jack Ullrich
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:45
02 YouShallNotPass! Hardening GitLab pipelines on mission critical environments (en)
Pierre Dumont
(Kudelski Security)
Romain Aviolat
(Kudelski Security)
11:45 - 12:30
03 XORtigate: zero-effort, zero-expense, 0-day on Fortinet SSL VPN (en)
Charles Fol
12:30 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00
04 Ghidriff: Ghidra Binary Diffing Engine (en)
John Mac
15:00 - 15:45
05 Quantum Computing Doomsday Planning: Is Your Organisation Ready? (en)
JP Aumasson
Farida Aclimandos
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 17:00
06 Sideloading Serenade: A Symphony of .NET Payload Techniques (en)
Nick Powers
Steven Flores
17:00 - 17:45
07 Caviar Scammers: The Sophisticated Operations of the SturgeonPhisher APT Group (en)
Damien Schaeffer
17:45 - 18:15 Travel
(Organized or personnal car)
(Bus departure at 17:50)
from 18:00 Networking dinner
Salle des quais (Grandson)
Mandatory registration
Aperitif at 18:00
Dinner at 19:15
23:00 (Bus departure at 23:30)

Friday 3rd November 2023

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome and coffee
09:00 - 09:15 Opening words
09:15 - 09:45 Keynote
To be announced
09:45 - 10:30
08 Unraveling the Challenges of Reverse Engineering Flutter Applications (en)
Axelle Apvrille
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:10 - 11:45
09 A Security Research Journey: how the mobile industry met hackers in the middle (en)
David Rogers MBE
(Copper Horse Ltd)
11:45 - 12:30
10 Command-line Obfuscation Detection Using Large Language Models (en)
Michael Adam Polak
Vojtech Outrata
12:30 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:00
11 Signalements de cyberincidents : des devoirs communs au sein des organisations (en)
Pauline Meyer
(University of Lausanne)
Sylvain Métille
(University of Lausanne)
15:00 - 15:45
12 Defeating VPN Always-On (en)
Maxime Clementz
(PwC Luxembourg)
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 17:00
13 Infiltrating Kubernetes: A Comprehensive Study of Attack Scenarios and Security Measures (en)
Magno Logan
(Trend Micro)
17:00 - 17:45
14 Rump session (en/fr)
Several speakers
17:45 - 19:00 Closing aperitif
19:00 - 23:00 Black Alps dinner
(La Marive)
Free for all
Black Alps participants

(La Marive)
Mandatory registration

Welcome at 18:45
Start at 19:15
End at 22:45

Awards at 23:00




         Side event



Networking dinner - Thursday 2nd November 2023

Come and join us for a friendly evening. We will share a meal in the Restaurant des Quais.


This year, the chef will propose us a gastronomic menu!

Tuna tataki with Wasabi toast (asian style)


Celery cream with its emulsion


Piece of beef with homemade butter
Seasonal vegetables
Potato gratins


Dessert buffet


Aperitif from 18:00

Dinner from 19:15


The Netwokring dinner requires a separated registration. Please, register here.


Each participant may drive from La Marive to the Restaurant des Quais with their own car.

Bus will be organized :

  • 17:50 departure from La Marive to the Restaurant des Quais.
  • 23:30 departure from the Restaurant des Quais to (1) train station, (2) La Marive, (3) hotels.

Participants may leave earlier by using the public transports. The dinner is 2 minutes away by foot from the train station "Gransdson".



Salle des Quais
Chem. du Lac 43
1422 Grandson

Black Dinner - Friday 3rd November 2023

To end up this great event all together, come and join us for a friendly evening!


This year we decided to make the Black Dinner free for all Black Alps 2023 participants (if you participate to conferences, networking Dinner and/or CTF).

Thus, no additional registration is required.


Raclette, a traditional Swiss meal


Dinner from 19:00


Same building than conferences and Black Alps CTF.