Simona David

Security Engineer Orange Services



Moving Target Defense

The goal of the presentation is to introduce the concept of Moving Target Defense (MTD). This strategy aims to solve the asymmetry between attackers and targets. With our network infrastructure being static, the attackers have enough time to study it and decide on the approach that would be useful to achieve their goals. While attackers have all this time on their hands, their targets have to keep up with all new vulnerabilities, patches, updates and trying to choose the best options in order to defend their networks and applications. 

There are a lot of cases where attackers have gone undetected for months, as the saying goes: “it’s not if, it’s when” and this strategy makes it harder for attackers to achieve their goals. So MTD increases the time and effort an attacker needs in order to achieve their malicious intents. But how is it achieved? By changing the attack surface. 

This presentation will cover some techniques that allows us to change the attack surface of our systems, but keeping the same functionality and performance. Also, this presentation will cover MTD in cryptography, but with a twist from the original strategy.

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Other speakers joining this year

Radu Boncea

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

Andrei Grigoras

Senior Penetration Tester TwelveSec

Todor Todorov

Senior Software Engineer Payhawk

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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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