The third edition of the DefCamp security conference is scheduled to take place in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, between November 30 and December 2, 2012. The 3-day event will host a number of interesting activities, but also several great speakers from five different countries.
The conference – sponsored by KPMG, Bitdefender and web solutions provider uCoz – will take place at Bucharest’s Hotel Yesterday.
On the first day of the event, Andrei Avadanei – founder & CEO of DefCamp – and a special guest will give the opening keynote. Then, KMPG Security Consultant Adrian Furtuna will talk about “Digipass Instrumentation for Fun and Profit.”
Marian Ventuneac, the founder of OWASP Ireland-Limerick Chapter, will make a presentation on “OWASP projects and resources you can use,” and Andras Kabai, senior IT Security Specialist at Deloitte HU, will talk about “Hunting and exploiting bugs in kernel drivers.”
Android security-related topics will be presented by Bitdefender’s Alexandru Balan, and independent researcher Carol Plangu will detail attacks on CAPTCHA.
IT Senior Advisor Adrian Tiron, Network Administrator Bogdan Cazacu, @RST Administrator Ionut Gabriel Popescu, Founder and CEO Viris Milan Gabor, Bogdan-Gabriel Torcescu – CEO RedShift IT SRL, Jim Manico of WhiteHat Security and many others will also present their findings on topics such as web defense, zero-days and social engineering.
Bogdan Alecu, the security researcher who has identified some interesting vulnerabilities in mobile networks, will also participate.
CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, system administrators, database administrators, penetration testers, security media and anyone else who is passionate about information security is welcome at the event. At least 250 people are expected to participate.
One noteworthy aspect is that this edition will host something extra. Participants can enter DefCamp Capture the Flag, a challenge that’s designed to put their hacking skills to the test.
They can also have their websites checked by a professional penetration testing team.
“Two years ago I was sitting at a table and thinking about how much I learned from hacking & INFOSEC events abroad. Furthermore, in the same period I met some smart people that were eager to get in front of us and tell stories and facts related to (in)security,” Andrei Avadanei told Softpedia via email.
“This year's conference seems a mesmerizing event with over 20 speakers from 5 countries that should not be missed under any circumstances. And I say this from the perspective of an active participant in security conferences, not from an organizer’s point of view.”