Alexandru Balan

Chief Security Researcher Bitdefender

BIOGRAPHY

Alex works as Chief Security Researcher and Spokesperson for Bitdefender. Though he graduated from the prestigious Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, his professional career was focused on Information Security, Innovation and Product Strategy, thus far accumulating over 13 years of experience in these fields. He drove the vision for Bitdefender’s UNIX-based security solutions prior to kickstarting an ambitious project to bring forward the R&D department, and steer a good part of the company’s focus towards technology and innovation. His role contributed significantly to the company’s current position as technology leader.

Currently, he’s driving research and solving puzzles in the vast field of IoT Security.

A new Hope – CTF stories & IoT Hacking

“Academic” hacking is awesome! We’ll tell you all about how we trained the Romanian hacking team, how we formed our own hacking team and the story behind the Pwn2Own/IoT Village here at DefCamp.

IoT Village Awards

IOT Village is designed to have a practical approach towards device hacking allowing the participants to win the gadgets they actually hack into. There is a wide range of devices like routers, webcams etc. available to be played with during DefCamp. But beware! You will not be the only one …let’s see how you can handle the pressure!

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

Mohamed Bedewi

Senior Security Researcher and Penetration Tester (UAE)

Amit Ashbel

Product Evangelist Checkmarx

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Rogerio Winter

Brazilian Army (BR)

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Orange Romania is the leader of the local telecom market and part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators, connecting hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions to its customers, both individual users and companies, from basic services up to complete voice services, fixed and mobile data, TV services or smart home services, but also mobile financial services. Orange is also a leader in innovation investing yearly over 200 million euros in network infrastructure and R&D initiatives in Romania. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally. 

Orange Services was created in 2013 and is a 100% owned subsidiary of Orange Group. As a technology services company, our DNA is in IT, but our teams also work in other domains including mobile networks and a number of commercial and business functions. Orange Services is one of the largest technology hubs in the Orange Group, working internationally for both Orange corporate functions and country operations. Through a unique combination of cutting edge know-how and expertise, our teams provide a broad range of services: development and supervision of IT services in domains such as Big Data, Cloud, M2M, IoT, TV, Connected Objects; design and development of IT infrastructure and desktop solutions; testing & planning for mobile networks; implementation of supply chain solutions and also improvement of commercial & business performance including BI, CRM, Analytics, Digital learning and Customer Care. Visit us on LinkedIn.

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