Mark Felegyhazi

Co-founder avatao


Mark has been doing research on strategic decision-making in computer networks. All of a sudden, he found himself surrounded by white hat hackers helping them to build strategic attacker models and implement defenses. After spending way too much time in academia collecting fancy three-letter abbreviations, he decided with a few colleagues from CrySyS Lab that it’s time to build something that people can use to make the software world better. So the avatao story started.

Bad software is eating the world! Let’s fix it!

Many software developers lack the basic IT security skills producing insecure software. No surprise, as the traditional education system does not adapt well to the dynamically changing field of information technology in general, and IT security in particular. In this talk, I will highlight the security skill gap from generic developers training and show you the avatao platform we developed to increase the technical security awareness of every software developer in the world. I invite you to join our mission to make the software world more secure.

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

Vlad Sorici

Architecture & Services Project Manager Orange Romania

Adrian Hada

Security Research Engineer IXIA

Raul Alvarez

Senior Security Researcher Fortinet

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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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