Hrishikesh Somchatwar

Masters Student Eurecom, Sophia Antipolis


Meet an esteemed cybersecurity expert and distinguished speaker who has graced prestigious stages such as c0c0n, Bsides Delhi 2019, Bsides Ahmedabad 2021, and HackFest Canada 2021. Despite an accepted village invitation at DefCamp Romania 2019, unforeseen circumstances hindered attendance. Their insights have found a profound resonance with diverse audiences, cementing their status as a revered authority in the cybersecurity realm. Beyond the podium, this luminary author penned the acclaimed “Hacking the Physical World,” capturing readers’ attention on Amazon’s bestseller lists. 

Venturing further into the intricate tapestry of technology and human narratives, they host the “StorytellingHacker” podcast. Here, they unravel the captivating intersection of storytelling and electronics hacking, sharing compelling tales and insights that bridge the gap between technology and human experiences. 

Join this expert on an enlightening journey into the captivating world of cybersecurity and innovation. Your presence enriches this shared exploration, adding depth and diversity to the discourse.

Wheels of Wonder: Unveiling Car Hacking Poetry at DefCamp

In the realm of telecom and hardware hacking, this research embarks on a thrilling exploration of the vulnerabilities inherent in modern vehicular networks. Leveraging cutting-edge tools like FakeBTS and USRP, our study meticulously dissects the intricate world of car hacking. We unravel the cryptic techniques behind Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) exploits, decode the enigma of Firmware Reverse Engineering, manipulate GPS coordinates through Spoofing, exploit covert Processor Side Channels. 

From a hacker’s perspective, this investigation not only identifies these vulnerabilities but also illuminates the pathways for potential exploits. Through ingenious Radio Rolling Codes bypassing methods, we expose chinks in the armor of contemporary security protocols, opening a Pandora’s box of possibilities for the astute hacker. 

This research serves as a beacon for telecom enthusiasts and hardware hackers, beckoning them to dive into the intricate world of vehicular cybersecurity. Our findings underscore the urgent need for innovative countermeasures, pushing the boundaries of existing security paradigms. As technology hurtles forward, understanding and exploiting these vulnerabilities become paramount, shaping the future landscape of telecom and hardware hacking in the realm of connected vehicles.

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

Andrei Niculae

Student Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science from Politehnica University of Bucharest

Andrei Grigoras

Senior Penetration Tester TwelveSec

Bogdan Stefan

DevSecOps Software Architect Keysight Technologies Romania

Ready for this year's presentations?

By registering you will unlock access to 60+ speakers and two full days with cyber security news & showcases from worldwide leaders.


Sponsors & Partners

They help us make this conference possible.


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.

Gold Partners

Silver Partners



Bronze Partner