Hacktivity, MOM Cultural Centre Budapest, 21 - 22 October

  • 18 Oct 2016 9:00 AM
Hacktivity, MOM Cultural Centre Budapest, 21 - 22 October
On the 21st and 22nd of October the creme of the ethical hackers will rally to take part of the biggest Central and Eastern European event for independent IT security professionals in Budapest for the 13th time. Hackers and other experts from twelve countries gather around to participate in this conference.

The 13th Hacktivity starts in less then a week! Our organizers have invited two keynote speakers, but there’s more! We are waiting for you with 27 presentations, 7 workshop topics, lockpicking, and even with an all night party!

Friday’s keynote speaker will be a Hungarian expert, Daniel Komaromy, one of the few who was able to accomplish a great deal in both sides of the table. In 2014 he showed how he took part in the strengthening of the Android kernel, and in a few months he won the annual PWN2OWN Mobile competition by demonstrating the vulnerability of a Samsung baseband.

This time at Hacktivity he uncovers the secrets of mobile security and gives insight about building defense strategies. Even bughunters might get some useful tips if they pay attention!

The first speaker on Saturday is Travis Goodspeed, the legendary hardware-hacker, who will throw new light to the scary looking smart devices which are constantly around us. By glamorizing junk hacking, he shows us the extremely effective tricks we can learn from the systems we can find in arms reach, or even closer.

In addition to the keynote speakers, other exciting topics are also will be covered at this year's hacker festival. Topics discussed will include that iPhone’s advanced security solutions are not only capable of protecting your data, but also hinder the world's largest law enforcement agencies during important investigations. Vladimir Katalov, the specialist of ElcomSoft shows you how to find crumbs of crumbs of data from Apple devices. Nonetheless.

It is obvious, that despite of the fact that operation systems and popular applications are building stronger and more complex defense lines, the increasingly small and fast hardware components are getting dangerously close to each other. Daniel Gruss guides the audience around Rowhammer and the closely related microarchitecture-based attacks. Furthermore he shows how to use some escaped charge to escalate privileges in the browser.

A lady, Kelly Shortrigde has arrived with to Budapest with a real mannish subject. She will explain the (sometimes irrational) motives of the attackers and defenders by using methods of behavioral economics. The conclusions are quite surprising to both parties.

And let’s not forget about the small group live hackings, which will be held simultaneously with the presentations. Hello Workshops are for the beginners, who want to get acquainted with IT security and learn the required basic skills. A total of seven trials are waiting for those who are up to the challenge!

In addition the roundtable discussion, entitled IT training at school and beyond – what makes a good IT professional? launched last year will continue this year at Hacktivity, organized by Deloitte and moderated by Iván Bedő (HVG). Instead of discussing the problems, the participants try to finds the solutions.

Fun is guaranteed this year as well! The Leisure Room will be open for those who would like to take a break, but if the Security Dome is full, the presentations can be followed from comfy bean bag chairs via Ustream from the courtesy of MOM. This year speaker corner is back! Here you can find each presenter for a little chat and they even answer the questions you might have. The frenetic night party with free welcome shots will be held at Morrison’s 2.

The exclusive diamond sponsor of the event for the sixth time is Deloitte Hungary. They are waiting the guests along with the gold sponsor, Dimension Data at their stand where you can try out 2 road racing bikes used by sportsmen like Edvald Boasson Hagen or Mark Cavendish. Courtesy of the sponsor of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka World Tour cycling team, thanks to Focus Kerékpárboltok, the Hungarian distributor of Cervélo bikes.

In a few days the two-day long hacker festival will start! The full program is available on the website, you can browse through the presentations and workshops. You can order your ticket here until 18th October. After that day you can only buy the ticket on the premise, so if you want to get in the easy way, order them now!

Venue: MOM Cultural Centre
Address: H-1124 Budapest, Csörsz u. 18.

For more information, detailed program and registration visit https://hacktivity.com/en/

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