Cernica Ionut-Cosmin

IT Cyber Security Engineer Safetech Innovations


I am an IT cyber security enthusiast with strong technical skills in the areas of Information Technology and Information Security. My main interest regarding IT and Information Security is the security of web and mobile applications, and the network infrastructures that support them.

My key technical skills include penetration testing, secure code review, security testing and management using white, gray and black box penetration testing approaches.

I also take part in security audits together with my fellow security engineers.

I have been involved in a lot of training activities as I like to be in touch with the latest developments and technologies regarding security testing.

Because I am a competitive person, I also like to take part in Hacking competitions and conventions together with my colleagues from the Hexcellents team, and if it is one thing that I’ve learned from every CTF competition is that you never stop learning new things in the field of Information Security.

Another hobby of mine is participating in bug bounty programs, like the ones held by Google, Facebook and others. You can find me on more than 15 Halls of Fame on the web such as the Google Hall of Fame and Facebook (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014).

Presentation: A Practical Study of Security Problems on One of the Most Efficient Web Application Firewall

Security of web applications is a part of Information Security and is very important from the viewpoint of system integrity and in terms of access to authorized data used by the application. With the passage of time the information exchange increased in intensity, so this conducted to capturing the attention of people who wanted access to information. Because of this it has been recognized the need to implement security policies at the web application level. My study was on one of the most efficient web application firewall. In this research I focused on security problems of any kind that this specific technology implementation might have.

Key words: bypass SQL Injection protection, find the administrative console (government and public sector), a way to disable the firewall protection, ways to take control over the administrative console.

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

Mika Lauhde

Vice President, Government Relations and Business Development SSH Communications Security

Moti Joseph

Senior Security Researcher at VRL of COSEINC

Marius Münch

Research Scholar UC Santa Barbara

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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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