Alex “Jay” Balan

Chief Security Researcher Bitdefender


Alex “Jay” Balan works as Chief Security Researcher and his career is focused on Information Security, Innovation and Product Strategy, fields in which he ha so far accumulated over 15 years of experience. He drove the vision for Bitdefender’s UNIX-based security solutions before kickstarting an ambitious project that would advance the company’s R&D department and steer a good part of the company’s focus towards technology and innovation. Now, he furthers security and privacy research and has been actively involved in creating awareness in these fields by speaking at a number of conferences including RSA, DefCon, BSides, ISC China, Interpol’s meetings on Cyber Crime for Heads of Units, DefCamp, IMWorld, Future of Media and many others.

Privacy: Between Hype and Need

Is Big Brother really watching while you master baits for your next fishing trip? Are you as outraged as everyone else about the Snowden revelations? Is privacy really a myth?
In this session we’ll learn exactly what data we should consider as already compromised, what and how to prioritise when it comes to our personal privacy and, of course, even more myths about privacy debunked for a more informed you in your day to day life.
Make sure to bring your game for the end of the talk when, depending on how much time we have left, we’ll try to have a quick debate on this.

Are you the next cyber security superstar?

If you are passionate about an information security topic or you have strong technical skills developing researches on your own, you should definitely Apply at Call for Papers. By submitting you will have the chance to showcase your work to +2000 attendees.

Other speakers joining this year

Ionut Georgescu

Security Operations Manager SecureWorks

Adrian Tudor

SOC Team Lead SecureWorks

Dmitry Sklyar

Application Security Specialist Kaspersky Lab


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