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

David Sancho

Senior Malware Researcher Trend Micro (ES)

Tudor Damian

IT Solutions Specialist Transcent (RO)

Danijel Grah

Security Consultant Viris (SI)

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Orange Romania is part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators that connects hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million local 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 for both individual and corporate customers, from basic connectivity services to complete mobile, fixed internet, TV packages, and complex IT&C solutions through Orange Business

Orange Romania is the number 1 operator in terms of network performance, and also holds nine consecutive Top Employer certifications, which confirm that Orange Romania, in addition to the remarkable products and services it offers, pays special attention to its employees and working environment. 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.

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