Yves Younan


Senior Research Engineer

Yves Younan is a Senior Research Engineer on the Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) at Sourcefire where he works on vulnerabilities and mitigations. Prior to joining Sourcefire, he worked as a Security Researcher with BlackBerry Security. Before joining BlackBerry, Yves was an academic, founding the Native Code Security group within the DistriNet research group at the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven) in Belgium.  He received a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and a PhD in Engineering: Computer Science from the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven). His PhD focused on building efficient mitigations against vulnerability exploitation resulting in the publication of several practical mitigations.  He has over 40 publications and presentations at international conferences and journals, including RSA, Pacsec, PH-Neutral, Phrack, CCC conference, ACSAC, What the Hack, DIMVA and the ACM Computer and Communications Security conference.

Recent News

October 29, 2013

Our final speaker for COUNTERMEASURE 2013 has been announced - Elizabeth Keighley, Manager GC-CIRT at Shared Services Canada.  Her topic will be "SSC SOC and Cyber Security for the GC".  Don't miss this important talk!

October 21, 2013

We are very pleased to add Daniel Peck, Principal Research Scientist at Barracuda Labs, to our roster of COUNTERMEASURE 2013 speakers.

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions can be made at any time. Unfortunately we cannot refund registration fees.

Each course requires a minimum number of students to run. Please see the detailed information on each course for this information. In the unlikely event that a course must be cancelled due to low enrolment, full refunds will be provided to registered students.

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