Alex “Jay” Balan

Security Research Director Bitdefender

BIOGRAPHY

Alex “Jay” Balan is the Security Research Director and Spokesperson for Bitdefender. His career is focused on Information Security, Innovation and Product Strategy, fields in which he has so far accumulated over 20 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. He is now furthering security and privacy research and has been actively involved in creating awareness by speaking at a number of conferences including DEFCON , Derbycon, RSA, BSides, ISC China, Interpol’s meetings on Cyber Crime for Heads of Units, DefCamp, IMWorld, Future of Media and many others.

5 years of IoT vulnerability research and countless 0days – A retrospective

How many 0days can a research team discover in 4 years of vulnerability research in IoT? How many of them are relevant and can be used even today? How to get started (or advance further) with IoT vulnerability research? This talk will answer all these questions and show you some hands-on shell-popping and authentication bypasses as well as some new 0days published this year.

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

Tudor Damian

Microsoft MVP, Certified Ethical Hacker

Marek Zmysłowski

Penetration Testing Lead Standard Chartered Bank

Adrian Furtuna

Founder & CEO Pentest-Tools.com

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