Moscow, Russia — May 21-22, — Igor Sobinov, one of MERA’s technical experts, attended Positive Hack Days (PHDays) to speak at the FastTrack section. PHDays is a digital security conference held regularly in Moscow since 2011. This year, the event gathered 8.000 participants, setting a new attendance record. The guests were invited to attend presentations, discussions, and workshops, which altogether totaled to over 100 hours of useful information.
Igor Sobinov works as a senior engineer at MERA and has over 15 years of experience in programming. Specializing in C++ and Linux, he is continually looking for ways to make programs more secure. The talk he delivered at PHDays 9 was centered around the format string vulnerability of applications written in C. Igor examined different types of these vulnerabilities, outlined the circumstances in which they can occur and offered several ways to pinpoint and prevent them. The questions that followed his presentation were a welcome surprise to the speaker since they demonstrated a deep understanding of the topic by the audience.
The PHDays 9 was held under the slogan “Breaking the constant”, which means questioning the relevant concepts and fundamental principles of information security. The conference lasted two days and offered traditional hacking contests apart from technical talks. The visitors could attempt to hack a gas pumping facility, ATM, Tesla cars, and more. Anyone could attend workshops on setting and hacking the network infrastructure and many more.
Every year, Positive Hack Days hosts talks by developers, security experts, and hackers from all over the world. Roundtables, both public and closed, bring together government figures, corporate executives (CIO/CISO), and top specialists from the banking, telecom, oil and gas, manufacturing, and IT industries. Globally renowned experts hold workshops and hands-on labs. The agenda reflects the needs of the entire community, including the timeliest topics in digital security. Learn more: www.phdays.com.