- 26 Jun 2013 9:00 AM
This is how you can describe the 10th Hacktivity, the two-day festival which brings together the official and alternative representatives of the IT security industry with people interested in the field, in a casual, informative and sometimes in-depth technical way. Traditionally, Hacktivity is characterized by competitions, a multitude of programmes and a real festival mood.
This year’s keynote speaker is a real IT security „star”: Charlie Miller, Twitter’s Senior Security Engineer. His Twitter profile says: ’I'm that Apple 0day guy’. Charlie worked for NSA for five years, hacked Macbook Air and iPhone among others, and made a fool of the developers of Safari and the Safari mobile app.
Just like at other large IT conferences of the world, other speakers must submit their papers for selection as it is a prestige to be a presenter at Hacktivity. The Programme Committee welcomes the applications of Hungarian and foreign speakers for the still open Call for Papers. This year the Committee offers three options: you can give a presentation in the usual format, or you can once again hold a hello workshop, a success in the previous years (starting from the theory, participants get to the practice in a given topic), or you can demonstrate your products in a new room dedicated to this purpose.
There’ll be a new round of HACK 24, the 24-hour hacking competition for valuable prizes, a hardware workshop and lockpicking with plenty of new features, numerous games and a brilliant jubilee party in the evening where we’ll reminiscence about the beginning.
At the conference, certified (CISA, CISM, CISSP) specialists can collect CPE points necessary for their licence. The organizers expect 1,200-1,500 participants this year.
Further information, detailed programme and registration: www.hacktivity.com