December 27, 2018
Become a speaker at PHDays 9!

The Call for Papers is now open for the Positive Hack Days forum on practical information security. Please send your application by May 31. Both the esteemed experts and young specialists are welcome. An international program committee consisting of independent researchers and leading IS and IT experts will name the best reports.

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December 17, 2018
PHDays 9 tickets available now

The early bird catches the worm, as well as a nice discount on tickets to PHDays. Act by January 10, 2019, and get a ticket for both days for just RUB 7,337!

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December 6, 2018
Breaking the constants at PHDays 9

Exciting news: the slogan and topics are now out for next year's Positive Hack Days international forum on practical security. Under the banner of "Breaking the Constants," speakers and contests at PHDays 9 will situate information security in the wider context of the relationship between society and technology. The event will bring hackers, security experts, and IT specialists together with those from fields not traditionally associated with digital security, including medicine, policymaking, and neurotechnology.

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November 8, 2018
PHDays moves to Crocus Expo: check out the new venue

The dates of Positive Hack Days 9 are already out: the forum will be held on May 21–22, 2019. This time the organizers have chosen one of the largest and best equipped venues in town—the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. Crocus Expo hosts hundreds of large-scale and high-profile events annually, including national and international exhibitions, conferences, symposiums, and sports competitions with participation from both Russian and foreign companies.

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October 4, 2018
Positive Hack Days 9 to be held May 21–22 at Crocus Expo

The dates of the ninth Positive Hack Days are now out: next year's forum will take place at an all-new venue, the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, on May 21–22, 2019.

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August 8, 2018
The Standoff at Positive Hack Days 8: attack debriefing

The Standoff was back this year at Positive Hack Days 8, where over 100 participants on 12 attacker teams, 7 defender teams, and security operations center (SOC) teams were eager to show their mastery of the digital systems of an entire mock city.

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July 25, 2018
Cyberbattle at PHDays, or How to hack city infrastructure in 30 hours

For the third year running, the highlight of the hacking contests at Positive Hack Days is The Standoff, in which teams of attackers, defenders, and security operations centers (SOCs) do battle in a virtual city. In 2018, a total of 19 teams took part in The Standoff, and for nearly 30 hours, these teams fought for control of the city. Read on for a blow-by-blow account of what happened during these two exciting days.

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