Become a speaker at the Positive Hack Days cyberfestival

The festival will take place at Moscow's Luzhniki sports complex on May 23–26. The call for papers is already open.

APT attacks are rising in number, AI is helping hackers to innovate and adapt their attack schemes, and nearly all companies are at risk of data breaches, including the loss of sensitive customer data. These and other vital cybersecurity issues will be discussed by the participants of the international cyberfestival Positive Hack Days 2 that will be held at the Luzhniki sports complex in Moscow on May 23–26. The festival will bring together the best experts, representatives of ministries and agencies, and senior managers of various companies, as well as users of digital products who regularly face cybersecurity issues. The call for papers is open until March 15.

For four days the Luzhniki sports complex will turn into a real cyberarena. In the open area of the festival—a true metropolis accessible to all visitors—interactive installations will educate the public about the digital world, increasing cybersecurity awareness in a fun way. Students, developers, hackers, CIOs, and CISOs of major IT companies will gather to discuss the most compelling cybersecurity issues of the day. Over 250 speakers will discuss noteworthy cyberattacks and ways to prevent them.

Papers addressing topics such as defensive and offensive security, development, use of machine learning in information security, blockchain technology, and other pertinent cybersecurity topics are welcome. The Positive Hack Days festival is open to both seasoned professionals and novice researchers just embarking on this journey. Previous merits and achievements are important, but our focus is on a fresh look at trending information security issues and offbeat solutions.

The technical track traditionally includes the following topics:

  • Countering hackers and responding to incidents
  • New attack techniques and vectors, exploitation of vulnerabilities
  • Application development and security
  • Machine learning technologies and their security

Our technical program will also host a community track where open source cybersecurity projects will be discussed.

This year we also welcome speakers for our business track to discuss fundamental cybersecurity issues, such as enterprise information security architecture, result-driven cybersecurity, what a CISO must know to effectively get a point across to senior managers, how the cybersecurity market operates, the inner workings of the dark web, how to build an efficient cyberthreat prevention center, and many other important issues. Our goal is to make cybersecurity transparent and understandable to all stakeholders.

Participants can submit their applications until midday on March 15.

In addition, the festival will once again host the Standoff cyberbattle between red and blue teams. Visitors will see the consequences of cyberattacks on the infrastructure of the digital state: some sectors may even suffer from non-tolerable events.

In 2023, PHDays Fest was held open to the public for the first time: the large urban cyberfestival in Moscow's Gorky Park was attended by 55,000 visitors, with about 100,000 more following online.

See you at the international cyberfestival Positive Hack Days 2 at Luzhniki!