Publication date: December 3, 2019

Positive Hack Days 10: The Origin

The first known virus for personal computers appeared in early 1980s. A few years later, a network virus caused losses totaling USD 96 million. Now we live in the age of botnets, targeted attacks, and cyberweapons.

The age of computers seemed to get off to a rocky start. Would you like to team up with us in fixing the mistakes and creating a world of secure high-tech? Want to see development instead of running around in circles? If so, join us at PHDays 10, which is to take place on May 13–14, 2020, at Expocentre on Krasnaya Presnya, Moscow. In addition to discussing attack and defense, we will try to reset history.

At the tenth international forum on practical information security Positive Hack Days, we invite you to participate in developing a concept of information security for the future. We expect over 10,000 visitors and participants, including hackers and information security specialists, serious businessmen and famous politicians.

In the exhibition hall, we will have over 50 stands, themed areas for various topics and interests. We will provide high-quality communications and computing resources for demonstrating security systems and hacking tools. The forum agenda includes lectures, contests, competitions, live interaction, and training in real time.

We will also have the fifth Standoff. This is a cyberbattle between the teams of attackers, defenders, and SOCs. A battle which the forum visitors are well familiar with. We invite teams from the largest Russian and international companies. SOCs use their preferred security tools, and the attackers use the most advanced attack methods and techniques. The cyberbattle is monitored by the independent SOC of the organizers, deployed using Positive Technologies products, such as MaxPatrol SIEM, PT Network Attack Discovery, PT Application Firewall, PT MultiScanner, and PT ISIM, allowing the experts to see the whole battle map online.

An integral part of the Standoff is the cyber-range where Positive Technologies experts emulate the infrastructure of a modern metropolis. This digital environment includes corporate systems of large companies, industries, and other critical infrastructure. The model uses actual ICS, SCADA, and PLC from the best Russian and foreign manufacturers.

The format of this cybersecurity exercise allows information security experts, representatives of state agencies, developers, and journalists to understand the current threats. For participating companies, this is a unique chance to practice defending the infrastructure when hackers put real pressure on.

See you on May 13 and 14 at Expocentre on Krasnaya Presnya for "PHDays 10: The Origin."

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