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Positive Hack Days is an international forum on applied digital security held in Moscow annually since 2011.

Organized by Positive Technologies, the two-day forum brings together developers, security experts, and hackers, as well as government, business, and media. Positive Hack Days is more than just a venue for discussing the biggest questions in security—it is also an enormous testing ground for the boldest experiments and feats of hacking derring-do. The PHDays credo is to minimize hype and advertising, and maximize real-world experience, interesting talks, and exciting competitions.

The first PHDays in 2011 drew 500 visitors. Since then, attendance has grown to 6,000 guests from all over the world, including the U.S., Israel, Korea, Italy, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Belarus, India, and Poland.

Hundreds of events have been held at PHDays over the years, including:

  • Talks by world-famous security professionals
  • Open and closed round tables with CIOs and CISOs of major companies, and notable names in security from banks, telecoms, oil and gas, manufacturing, and IT companies
  • Hands-on labs with prominent experts
  • Presentations by young scientists and up-and-coming security specialists as part of Young School
  • Team-versus-team hacker wargames at The Standoff, where professional teams of attackers, defenders, and security operations centers (SOCs) demonstrate the threats that face the digital systems of any major modern city
  • Hacking contests: ATMs, smart homes, IP cameras, IoT devices, and smart cars

Preparations for next year's PHDays are already underway. In the meantime, we invite you to watch video of past talks and check here regularly for the latest news.