PHDays Call for Papers: First Wave Closing

  • February 1, 2017

    The first wave of the application process for the Positive Hack Days VII international applied security forum is nearly over. Despite the winter holidays, over 50 proposals for talks and workshops have been received already. For those who want to speak at the event, there is still time to apply. And for those who submit during the first wave, the program committee may offer suggestions and advice. The results of the first wave will become known after February 15. For information on topics and guidelines, see the Call for Papers page.

    Proposals received by the program committee have come from Europe, Russia, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. Topics include:

    — What's worse: poor implementation or vague standards? Russian and international practice with vulnerability-finding during standards compliance audits; bypassing of app store checks.

    — Hacking Android apps and IPv6 networks: technology overview and typical attacks.

    — Hacking medical equipment: hacker-to-machine interface and other IoT security topics.

    — When defenders attack: hacking a botnet for incident investigation.

    — Hacking cloud infrastructure and apps: scalability of red teams and larger numbers of attackable targets in complex systems.

    — Looking critically at protection technologies: which is “deader,” antivirus or SIEM? Which has more to offer: vulnerability intelligence, bank transaction analysis, or logs of hidden site trackers?

    — Yesterday's threats, today's attacks: vulnerabilities in Docker, HTML5, Hadoop, and IPv6.

    — New levels of (in)security in payment and banking systems. POS security meets NFC and Java Card security.

    The Call for Papers ends on March 15; results will be made known by March 30. A full list of presentations will be published in April on the official PHDays VII site.

    The conference will be held on May 23–24, 2017, at the World Trade Center in Moscow, Russia. Conference registration and passes are available here. A two-day pass costs RUB 9,600, while one day at the event costs RUB 7,337.

    The forum's partners are Microsoft, IBM, Infotecs, R-Vision, Solar Security and Axoft; the business partners is MONT; among technology partners are Cisco, CompTek, ARinteg, Qrator, and Wallarm; the Standoff partners are PaloAlto, ICL System technologies, Beyond Security; the Standoff participants are Informzaschita, Advanced Monitoring, Jet Infosystems and CROC; the general information partner is the news agency TASS.

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