Cristian Zaharia

Team Lead SecureWorks


Cristian is working as a Team Lead for a round-the-clock security team protecting an infrastructure of 100K+ endpoints.

He is skilled in the ways of the Social Network Analysis (that incidentally doesn’t have anything with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you… Generation Z-ers), Forensically Investigating (or Investigatively Forensic-ing) and incident handling.

In his previous engagement he was a Computer Intrusion Investigator for the Romanian Police and in this capacity he was one half of a dream team that helped put some nasties where they belong.

We can neither confirm, nor deny that some of them are flying back and forth across the Atlantic as they are deemed too hot to handle by some authorities (ML2).

Settling down, now he likes his Splunks and Firewalls and all the nice perks that come with the responsibility of protecting one of the most diverse and challenging environments that can exist.
Of course we could tell you what this is all about, but we’d probably have to… Cheers!

Social Engineering – Security through education

A short introduction about what SE involves: manipulation, info gathering, psychology, profiling, misdirection, and emotional hijacking.

We’ll discuss about common social engineering attacks and also speak about the most well-known SE cases: how to be famous with zero IT knowledge, having only a full package of SE techniques.

We will dig into the concrete (not literally!!!) with some snippets of visibility into one of the most famous cases of a Romanian hacker employing the Social-Engineering-fu and taking it to the next two levels.

Also in the presentation we’ll talk about the best practices to protect personal information and our business against this threat!

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

Yury Chemerkin

Security Expert

Khalil Bijjou

Ethical Hacker / Security Consultant EUROSEC

Alin Boncioaga

Software Developer

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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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