François Proulx

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François Proulx ,

François is a Senior Product Security Engineer for BoostSecurity, where he leads the Supply Chain research team. With over 10 years of experience in building AppSec programs for large corporations (such as Intel) and small startups he has been in the heat of the action as the DevSecOps movement took shape. François is one of founders of NorthSec and was a challenge designer for the NorthSec CTF.


Talk: Under the Radar: How we found 0-days in the Build Pipeline of OSS Packages

Talks will be streamed on YouTube and Twitch for free.


Beyond the buzzword of 'supply chain security,' lies a critical, frequently ignored area: the Build Pipelines of Open Source packages. In this talk, we discuss how we’ve developed a data analysis infrastructure that targets these overlooked vulnerabilities. Our efforts have led to the discovery of 0-days in major OSS projects, such as Terraform providers and modules, AWS Helm Charts, and popular GitHub Actions. We will present a detailed attack tree for GitHub Actions pipelines, offering a deeper analysis than the prior art, and outlining attacks and mitigations. In addition, we will introduce a unique reference for 'Living Off the Pipeline' (LOTP) components, aimed at providing Red and Blue teams with a way to prioritize more risky scenarios.