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

Inbar Raz

Principal Researcher PerimeterX Inc.

Cristian Sandu

Blockchain Developer Cegeka Romania

Raul Alvarez

Senior Security Researcher Fortinet

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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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