From the 25th to 29th of November at the Crystal Palace Ballroom, Bucharest, the Cyber Security Research Center from Romania – CCSIR organizes one of the most mesmerizing events in Central and Eastern Europe, the security & infosec conference,DefCamp!
Now in its fifth edition, the event continues to highlight the effervescent debates about sensitive issues of cyber security and through international competition – D-CTF. Romanian and foreign speakers will present the latest news about cyber security, cyber warfare, mechanisms to identify and prevent cyber attacks and new vulnerabilities and problems met, coupled with evening sessions where they will present specific case studies.
In collaboration with the organizers, we offer the chance to win 3 free tickets to take part in this unique event. How can you win? Details at the end of the article.
DefCamp 2014 is by far the largest event in the field of computer security & hacking in Romania, but also one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe, and are expected in the capital over 600 participants from Romania and neighboring countries, participants with levels varied experience – from students and pupils to industry leaders, opinion makers and experts in cyber security and research.
Among the confirmed speakers include Mika Lauhde Vice President @ Government Relations and Business Development – SSH Communication Security and Paul de Souza, Director @ Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) – the two keynotes, supported by Selene Giupponi, Head of Digital Forensics Unit @ The Security Brokers, Paolo “ASPY” Giardini, Director @ OPSI, Roger W. Kuhhn JR. – CSFI Advisory Board Director, Raoul “Nobody” Chiesa President @ The Security Brokers.
“The event this fall is certainly expected by many Romanian and beyond; research and issues identified during the year related to the virtual environment will be discussed by leaders in the field both in Europe and the USA. We estimate that this year we will have the highest density of computer security specialists per square meter in the last 5 years. Activities, experiences and the DefCamp community managed to grow each year’s event.“Said Andrei Avadanei, founder and coordinator (a.k.a. The Godfather) of the DefCamp conferences.
In a new turn of events, the conference will be preceded this year by training’s. Together with Cyber Security Forum Initiative, the largest organization of IT security experts from the USA with over 50,000 members, we bring for the first time in Central and Eastern Europe training that strengthens your core principles to plan and execute operations in cyberspace – Cyber Warfare Operations & Design. This is reinforced by two other workshops organized in partnership with Security Brokers Academy: Digital Forensics – gives an overview of the techniques used when extracting information or analysis of digital media and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) – the courses goal is to provide information about what intelligence analysis means focusing on open source analysis coupled with practical utility.
Among the important activities this year include:
DefCamp always encouraged university and high school students to take part, to know the international IT security aspect as well and find new ways to put into practice all the knowledge acquired so far.
And this year, like any other year, students receive 50% off the ticket price.
It’s the perfect time to go and you connect with peers around the word! For more details you can use the event website (defcamp.ro) or send an email at contact [at] defcamp.ro
To win one of 3 free tickets to DefCamp 2014 all you have to do is to give us a reason to give you the ticket in the first place by answering to the following question: why you want to take part in this event in the first place? Or if you a veteran of DefCamp what is your impression so far?
Waiting for your comments until November 27th, 12:00 pm (UTC) Prizes are awarded by drawing lots. Attempted fraud will be penalized.
Update 1 @ November 24th 2014 18:00 UTC: Make sure you use valid email addresses as these are going to be used in sending the registration information to the winners! The winners will be announced on November 27th at 15:00 UTC and will be contacted within 1 our of the announcement.
Update 2 @ November 25th 2014 10:00 UTC: After a short discussion with the team behind DefCamp, (un)fortunately the contest will end on November 26th 12:00 UTC because of time frame issues. The winners will be contacted between 12:oo UTC and 14:00 UTC for confirmation of data and other information (first and last name – necessary for confirmation of ticket and a confirmation of email address were the ticket will be sent). Try and confirm the data until 15:30 UTC. If you don’t confirm by then, the ticket is not going to be validated and we’ll consider that you forfeited your ticket! The winners will be announced in a last update at 18:00 UTC.
Update 3 @ November 26th 2014 12:00 pm UTC: The contest is over! Thank you all for participating and stay tuned to find out who own!
Update 4 @ November 26th 2014 12:30 pm UTC: We have the list of winners! Each winner will be contacted in the next hour to confirm the details of the ticket! The winners list will be made public (except any other private details, other then those found on this page) in a short while.
Update 5 @ November 26th 2014 13:20 pm UTC: We’ve sent out emails to the winners!Please check your inboxes (and spams) folders!
Last update @ November 26th 2014 15:30 UTC:
In order to be more transparent, random.org was used to extract the winners of this contest.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand…the winners are!
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Also two extra tickets have been issued to Kristo and Rotariu Dan-Andrei.
The two extra tickets were awarded based on the comments (reasoning) of the participants of this contest.
Unfortunately Kristo was unable to confirm his details and participation therefore, as mentioned before, he forfeited his ticket.
No other extraction will be made for the extra ticket we have due to the short time frame left available for us.
Congratulations once again to all of the participants and be sure to check back @cazacubogdan.com for more news, trends, posts and contests!
We wish you a eventful conference @DefCamp2014!