Cyber Conflict:
The Tools and Techniques of Tomorrow

14-16 June 2024, 7A Posthuset, Central Stockholm

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Midnight Sun CTF Conference

MidnightSun houses Sweden’s biggest CTF event involving teams from all over the world. It has grown to include an offensive and policy focused conference by hackers, for hackers in Stockholm, Sweden.

This year, the conference theme is "Cyber Conflicts: The Tools and Techniques of Tomorrow". At Midnight Sun, talks revolve around offensive security, including advanced exploitation methods, reverse engineering, vulnerability detection and cyber strategy.

14-16 June 2024, Stockholm, Sweden

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Carl-Oskar Bohlin

Carl-Oskar Bohlin

Minister of Civil Defence

Frans Rosen

Frans Rosen

Co-Founder Detectify

Julius Nicklasson

Julius Nicklasson

Sales engineer at Recorded Future

Aapo Oksman

Aapo Oksman

Founder of Juurin Oy

Joel Engelcrona

Joel Engelcrona

Security researcher at ACNR

Fredrik Robertsson ​

Fredrik Robertsson ​

Group CSO and Head of Group Security,​ Ericsson

Fredrik Torp

Fredrik Torp

Chief Security Officer (CSO) & Vice President Corporate Security & Resilience at Vattenfall

Kristoffer Sjöström

Kristoffer Sjöström

Chief Security Officer (CSO) at SEB

Mats Mägiste

Mats Mägiste

Head of Emerging technologies at TeliaCompany

Thérèse Naess

Thérèse Naess

Head of NCSC

Lauren Moos

Lauren Moos

Principal ML Engineer

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Speaker Dinner

Speaker, Sponsor and Organizer Dinner at local venue to be announced (Covered).

Check-In

Check-In, Badges, Swag Bag, Pwn 1v1 Sign ups.

Introductions

Opening remarks by some of the Midnight Sun Organisers.

Ukranian Ministry of Defense

Ukrainian Experience in the Cyber domain facing Russia by Ukranian Ministry of Defense

Compelling insights into cyber defense from the Ukranian perspective.

Benoit Bauldry

The Software Supply Chain and its Security Implications by Benoit Bauldry

Presented by Benoit Bauldry, a cybersecurity professor at KTH, Benoit will be unpacking the inherent vulnerabilities and security risk in all modern software supply chains...

Cybersecurity and the financial system

Cybersecurity and the Financial System - Panel

Presented by the CSO of SEB (Kristoffer Sjöström), the CSO of Handelsbanken (Erik Blomberg), the CSO of Swedbank (Petra Klein), the Security Assurance Lead at SEB (Ronny Sinjari) and the Director of Cyber Security at Sweden's Civil Contigencies Agency, Åke Holmgren.

Lunch

Provided lunch (free) on-site, grab a nibble and chat with industry peers.

Carl-Oskar Bohlin

Keynote address presented by Swedish Minister of Civil Defense Carl-Oskar Bohlin

Midnight Sun CTF 2023: Cyber Conflict; The Tools and Techniques of Tomorrow

Discussions on Cybersecurity and the Growing Industry

Discussions on Cybersecurity and the Growing Industry - Panel

Discussion, moderated by the Head of Intel at Combitech (Emil Nordström), with the Deputy CEO at Combitech and Head of Cybersecurity (Sebastian Carlsson), the Chief Digital Officer at SAAB Group (Daniel Fäldt) and the IT Security Strategist at the Swedish Armed Forces (Fredrik Börjesson).

Dr. Oscar Jonsson

Russian strategy in the broader conflict with the West by Dr. Oscar Jonsson

An in-depth analysis of Russian strategy in view of the broader conflict with the West.

Opening Night Drinks

Come enjoy some drinks with fellow conference attendees, speakers and organisers. Location to be announced before the last talk (and after).

Martin Westman

Safer than the bank? Presented by Martin Westman

Why mobile phones have evolved into the extremely secure platforms they are today?

Aaron Willey & Seamus Burke

Bug Tales: Life and Death in the Sahara by Aaron Willey & Seamus Burke

Experiences and stories from this duo's time looking at Qualcomm's bootrom.

CTF Begins / Pwn 1v1 Round 1

Let the games begin.

Lunch

Provided lunch (free) on-site, grab a nibble and chat with industry peers.

MSAB Chip Off!

Chip Dumping Competition presented by MSAB

Chip dumping competition, with prizes for the fastest and most accurate.

José-Alexandre Mayan

An exploitation tale from analysis to working exploit on Mario Kart Wii by José-Alexandre Mayan

Aapo Oksman

Certmitm: Automatic Exploitation of TLS Certificate Validation Vulnerabilities by Aapo Oksman

Automatic exploitation of TLS certificate validation vulnerabilities.

Pwn 1v1 Semi Finals

Top individuals from the Pwn 1v1 competition battle it out for the top spot.

Second Night Drinks

Come enjoy some drinks with fellow conference attendees, speakers and organisers. Location to be announced shortly before departure.

Sharvil Shah

Building Next-Gen Security Tools (with a focus on macOS) by Sharvil Shah

Why building security tools is better than using off the shelf toolsets as a way of levelling up your game.

To be announced...

CTF Ends/ Pwn 1v1 Finals

The final battle for the best of the best.

Justin Sherman

Russia’s Evolving Cyber Power by Justin Sherman

How Russia's cyber power has evolved over the past decade, and what it means for the future of cyber conflict.

Closing Remarks and Award Ceremonies

Winners, prizes, quizzes, and more.

Sponsored CTF Only After-Party (off-site)

CTF players and some sponsors can unwind after a gruelling 24 hours.

Departures

Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

7A Posthuset, Central Stockholm

Located just a stone's throw from Stockholm Central Station, 7A Posthuset is a stunning building built in 1903 and used to house the Swedish postal service but was later converted into a spacious conference center.

Hotels

Here are some nearby hotels

Hobo Hotel

Hobo Hotel

0.6km from the Venue

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel

Sheraton Stockholm Hotel

0.5km from the Venue

Scandic Continental

Scandic Continental

0.2km from the Venue

Sponsors

F.A.Q

  • A three day hacker conference and CTF event held in Stockholm, Sweden. It focuses on the brudge between the policy and technical aspects of cyber security.

  • Midnight Sun grew out of the annual CTF finals event that was run by HackingForSoju.

  • In the far north, for one day every summer, the sun does not set. This phenomenon is referred to as the midnight sun.

  • Midnight Sun is held in Stockholm, Sweden for three days in June.

  • Have fun, share knowledge and don't harass anyone.

  • No but be safe, smart and follow logical practices.

  • Attend lectures, watch the CTF finals, compete in the 1v1 pwn competition and hang out with some of the finest hackers in downtown Stockholm.

  • Yes!

  • The Midnight Sun Conference is mostly invite only but you can submit talk ideas to our organisers email or twitter account.

  • No, all children aged 8 or under get free entry.

  • There is no specific age limit and there will be some minors involved in the hacking competition, however, please be advised that there will be alcohol at some mixer events and as such anybody under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult in order to attend those events.

  • Absolutely. You will be able to connect to a WiFi network at the event.

  • Our players, speakers and some attendees will be staying at the first hotel shown on the venue page.

Buy Tickets

Tickets can be purchased with PayPal or with a credit card (no PayPal account required).

Student
$80 (800SEK)

  • Regular Seating
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Custom Badge
  • Sponsor Swag
  • Networking Happy Hour
  • Sponsor After Party
  • Networking Corporate Lunch

Regular
$200 (2000SEK)

  • Regular Seating
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Custom Badge
  • Sponsor Swag
  • Networking Happy Hour
  • Sponsor After Party
  • Networking Corporate Lunch

Professional
$480 (4800SEK)

  • Regular Seating
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Custom Badge
  • Sponsor Swag
  • Networking Happy Hour
  • Sponsor After Party
  • Networking Corporate Lunch