Positive Hack Days 2012 – Moscow, Russia

DTS Solution in collaboration with Du EITC (www.du.ae) – UAE; participated at Positive Hack Days (PHD) an international security forum and summit held in Moscow, Russia on the 30th – 31st May 2012. Positive Hack Days is an international forum on practical information security issues organized by Positive Technologies; the security vendor that DTS partners for compliance and vulnerability assessment security solutions.

Positive Hack Days is a unique event not only for Russia, but worldwide. It is the only event which brings together the elite of the hackers’ world, leaders of the information security industry and representatives of the Internet community to cooperate in addressing the most topical issues of the IT market.

Positive Hack Days is theory inwrought with practice, a professional discussion intertwined with enthralling hacking competitions and contests, maximum practice with minimum formalities. PHD welcomed international keynote speakers from around the world; most notably Bruce Schneier and Datuk Mohd Noor Amin.

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author. Described by The Economist as a “security guru,” he is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator. When people want to know how security really works, they turn to Schneier. In 1994, Schneier published “Applied Cryptography”, which details the design, use, and implementation of cryptographic algorithms.

As Chairman of the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), Datuk Mohd Noor Amin heads the world’s largest United Nations backed public-private partnership against cyber threats. Mr. Amin’s role includes strategically guiding IMPACT and its affiliates – including international organisations with a stake in cybersecurity including the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and governments of IMPACT’s 191 partner countries – in enhancing the global community’s capacity to prevent, defend against and respond to cyber threats.

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(Left to Right – Rami Muleys (Business Development Manager – Positive Technology), Mushtaq Ahmed (IT Security, Assurance and Risk Management – Emirates Airline), Viral Shah (Technology Security Manager – Du, UAE), Shah Sheikh (Co-Founder / Sr. Security Consultant – DTS Solution), Bruce Schneier (Security Technologist) and Shirantha Peiris (Manager IT Systems, Application Technology – Du, UAE)

The PHD forum was packed with technical and business seminars, hacking contests and emerging security technologies demonstrating the latest security issues and challenges security professionals face on a daily basis. Intriguing live demonstrations were carried out where vulnerabilities were exploited on SCADA system PLCs, security of SAP ERP systems being exploited, attacks on generic billing systems of a telecoms operator to spoofing a GSM network using OpenBTS.