Sorin Portase

Senior Computer Scientist II Adobe


I Joined Adobe and the Identity team 7 years ago. A few months after joining, the Security Squad was formed and I was one of its first members. During my tenure in Security Squad I have contributed to various projects aiming at improving the security of Adobe Users’ accounts such as SMS-based Second Factor Authentication, Login Flow Risk Assessment and User Session Management.

A cure for Botnets? Fighting Credential Stuffing at Adobe

Gone are the days when cybercrime required rigorous training and serious funding. Nowadays anyone with as little as 9$ can rent a botnet and launch a Credential Stuffing attack. 

In Adobe Identity Team we play a constant cat-and-mouse game with adversaries trying to employ botnets and automation against the login page. The billions of leaked usernames and passwords available on the dark net together with the easy-to-use tools and easy-to-rent botnets make attack attempts straightforward and extremely hard to counter. 

We block such attacks by designing a secure login process, which helps protect Adobe user accounts and ensures Adobe will not be held responsible for credentials leaked by other parties.

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

Adrian Furtuna

Founder & CEO

Sebastian Avarvarei

Manager Information Security Canon EMEA

Giorgi Akhalaia

Associate Professor of ICT, Caucasus University; Scientific Cyber Security Association; Cyber Security Main Specialist at Caucasus Cyber Security Center - Regional Representative of Bit Sentinel Caucasus University

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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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