Mihail-Iulian Plesa

Security Researcher Orange Services


Mihail is a security researcher and a PhD student at the University of Bucharest. His area of research is applied cryptography with a focus on privacy-preserving machine learning. Mihail has authored and co-authored various research papers on topics ranging from quantum cryptography to confidential computing in cybersecurity.

The best of both worlds: privacy and security

Nowadays we see more and more cybersecurity solutions in the cloud. From endpoint to network security, cloud-based solutions are more easily managed and versatile. Unfortunately, the flexibility of the cloud comes with a major downside: privacy. This type of architecture forces you to trade between security and privacy. In this talk, we will discuss various privacy-preserving technologies for confidential cybersecurity. We will see private versions of some of the most used anomaly detection algorithms that are used in cybersecurity solutions. Specifically, we will take a tour of different libraries like TensorFlow Privacy or OpenFHE and we will discuss how to easily implement privacy-preserving anomaly detection for cybersecurity use cases.

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

Mihai Vasilescu

Security Research Engineer Keysight Technologies Romania

Radu Boncea

Head of Department for "Software Engineering and Complex Systems" The National Institute for Research & Development in Informatics

George-Andrei Iosif

Software Security Engineer Canonical

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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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