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Friday, April 25, 2014

Experts and Hackers to Land on the PHDays Field How to fabricate a key, crack a browser, escape from a smart home


Why the Internet of things is a threat to national security? What is impressioning? How to detect a zero-day vulnerability in applications presented in the quantity of hundreds of millions of copies? Is there a panacea for DDoS attacks? We would like to bring to you attention a new set of reports that will be presented at Positive Hack Days IV.

Two thousand experts in practical security will gather in Moscow on May 21 and 22 this year to discuss Iranian, Chinese and North Korean cyberpotencial, cryptography after Snowden and Heartbleed, raising information security awareness of Yandex specialists, important discoveries of SCADA Strangelove, cyberthreat for modern electrical substations, main attack vectors against SAP systems. Attendees of the forum will hear about new generation indicators of compromise, visual analytics in the field of information security, automated reverse engineering and more.

The PHDays IV programm includes more than 40 reports, sections and round tables, hands-on labs, short and informative Fast Tracks.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Young School Finalists Defined


The Young School competition is being held for the third time in a row. The goal of the contest is to support young and talented specialists in information security giving them the opportunity to present their reports at the Positive Hack Days forum. A range of topics is rather wide, from applied cryptography through to ICS and government information systems security. The competition is designed for students, postgraduates, and young scientists.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PHDays IV Competitive Program


There is little time left before the beginning of PHDays. The CTF finalists are already determined, we develop the conference program (see part 1 and 2) and prepare PHDaуs Everywhere activities. Surely, not only exciting talks and hands-on labs, but also awesome contests are waiting for the visitors!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Surprise Performance at PHDays


Since the topics to be discussed at Positive Hack Days IV are far beyond just technical issues, there's a surprise in store for participants of the forum. The creators of the project Model Dlya Sborki (or MDS, lit. “a model kit”) will present live audio performance at the Digital October Center on May 21 (from 7 pm till 10:30 pm).

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hacking Contests at PHDays Everywhere

This year Positive Hack Days is held for the fourth time. As usual, not only those who will visit Moscow on May 21 and 22, but also the participants (and organizers!) of PHDays Everywhere from all over the world will be able to join the forum via their hackspaces!

PHDays Everywhere as well as CTF and the 2drunk2hack contest have easily blended in the forum. This year information security specialists will come together again in different cities and countries to watch PHDays live in the HD format, mix with each other and participate in various competitions.

Previously, PHDays Everywhere provided fascinating contests for hackspace attendees in addition to online competitions held among all Internet users, and this tradition will continue this year as well.