Alexandru Balan

Alexandru Balan

Alexandru Balan

Alex is the Chief Security Researcher and Spokesperson for Bitdefender. His career is focused on Information Security, Innovation and Product Strategy, fields in which he has so far accumulated over 15 years of experience.

He drove the vision for Bitdefender’s UNIX-based security solutions before kickstarting an ambitious project that would advance the company’s R&D department and steer a good part of the company’s focus towards technology and innovation. His role contributed significantly to the company’s current position as technology leader. He is now furthering security research in the IoT field and preaches IoT security awareness at conferences such as CERT Annual Summit, Interpol’s MENA Working Group meeting on Cybercrime for Heads of Units, DefCamp, IMWorld and Future of Media.

IoT Security – Is the threat real

In this talk we’ll tackle the most common mistakes made by the manufacturers of smart devices as well as tools and techniques used to hack them. Based on a few years of research in our labs, we have uncovered some pretty interesting statistics regarding the ratio of vulnerabilities of smart devices, the prevalence of attacks as well as predictions for the next years.

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Cyber Security Congress