As we enter a new
year Telspace would like to look back on 2018 and thank everyone who
made 2018 a great and exciting year. We have had the pleasure of
attending a number of conferences where we were able to present,
train and share ideas with like-minded individuals. This blog post
provides an overview of some of the highlights this year, if we have
missed anything let us know in the comments below!
We kicked the
year off by hiring William Boshoff as our Chief Technical Officer
(CTO), this was and still is part of our constant drive to
continuously innovate and improve our services to clients. William
believes that cultivating a culture of continual growth, learning and
development directly translates into greater value for Telspace’s
experience ranges from assessing and consulting in high security
environments, mostly in the finance and government sectors, through
to lecturing and contributing as a subject matter expert on multiple
In his spare
time, William enjoys contributing to the information security
community by sharing his research, mentoring and developing zero-day
|William Boshoff (Telsace Systems CTO)|
Telspace has also smashed international borders and expanded internationally to the UK, Egypt and Palestine! If you are interested and PASSIONATE, we are hiring!
Local is Lekker
Telspace has always been very close to the local (South African) infosec community and we believe in giving back. In line with this Telspace sponsored BSides Cape Town 2018, where we were proud to run a “selfies for charity” fundraiser for the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (@TheSADAG).
|Telspace Crew at BSides Cape Town 2018 (left to right): Manny Corregedor, Derek Scott, Ayaz Saiyed|
|Some “selfies for charity” at BSides Cape Town 2018|
Telspace also spoke at ITWeb’s Security Summit 2018, gave training (Ethical Hacking 101) and exhibited. Our CEO, Dino Covotsos and COO, Manny Corregedor, were both part of the advisory board for 2018. The conference was well attended and had great international speakers such as Mikko Hyppönen, April Wright, Jayson Street and Rodrigo Branco who gave keynotes.
We also got the opportunity to catchup with the international speakers who are old / good friends of Telspace Systems employees and made a charitable donation to CANSA for every Telspace t-shirt that was given away to attendees that visited our stand. We also exhibited at the Department of Defence supplier day which was well attended.
|Left to right: Tarryn Hardman (Telspace Systems), Sibusiso Nxumalo (Former-Telspace Systems Employee), Rodrigo Branco (Intel), Manny Corregedor (Telspace Systems)|
|Left to right: Mikko Hyppönen (F-Secure), Dino Covotsos (Telspace Systems)|
|Manny Corregedor(Telspace Systems) giving a talk on ‘Information Security Cakes’ at the ITWeb Security Summit 2018|
|Telspace Systems Stand at the Department of Defence Supplier Day 2018|
year we also participated in international
conferences, round table events and provided comments on news stories
in the media.
In addition to
supporting local events, we also attended Blackhat, Defcon 26 and
BSides in Las Vegas.
Our CEO Dino
Covotsos also gave talks at:
Dino was also
listed as one of the security researchers that was thanked by the
Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) in recognition of making
Microsoft online services safer by finding and reporting security
vulnerabilities. More information at:
- Defcon 26
2018 – Recon Village (Las Vegas, USA)
- Hack In
The Box 2018 (Dubai)
- Hackers to
Hackers 2018, H2HC (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Dino Covotsos giving a talk on Hacking the RFQ Process at Hackers to Hackers (Brazil)
Left to right: Dino Covotsos (Telspace Systems), Rodrigo Branco (Intel)
SACICON 2018 Badges
Left to right: Jayson Street, Nina Alli and Dino Covotsos at SACICON (Brazil)
- Defcon 26 2018 – Recon Village (Las Vegas, USA)
- Hack In The Box 2018 (Dubai)
- Hackers to Hackers 2018, H2HC (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
|Dino Covotsos giving a talk on Hacking the RFQ Process at Hackers to Hackers (Brazil)|
|Left to right: Dino Covotsos (Telspace Systems), Rodrigo Branco (Intel)|
|SACICON 2018 Badges|
|Left to right: Jayson Street, Nina Alli and Dino Covotsos at SACICON (Brazil)|
|Hack In The Box 2018 (Dubai)|
|Dino Covotsos giving a talk on Hacking the RFQ Process at Hack In The Box 2018 (Dubai)|
We would like to thank everyone who made our 2018 year so amazing, a huge thank you to our staff, clients, employees, friends and most importantly the local Information Security community. We wish you all the best and a prosperous year for 2019.