CrySyS Security Challenge
Date: 20 Sep 2016

The CrySyS Security Challenge is a Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competition organized by the CrySyS Lab of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics for computer science and electrical engineering students in Hungary.

The CrySyS Security Challenge is a Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competition organized by the CrySyS Lab of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics for computer science and electrical engineering students in Hungary. The Security Challenge spans over a period of 2 weeks, during which students can solve around 30 challenges from different sub-domains of IT security. The Security Challenge runs on the on-line platform for IT security exercises, hence, participants can access the challenges remotely. Best performing students will get valuable prizes.

Researchers' Night 2016- Virtual/Reality
Date: 30 Sep 2016

The Researchers' Night invites you to meet the heroes of science; that is to say, the researchers from different disciplines whose fascinating work can change our lives.

The presentation is a thought experiment, in which the author based on social media nowadays examine the trends experienced in the not so distant future, how to develop our life through the effect of web 2.0 content. The performance main questions: how to change the society for the spread of virtual reality, and how the development of information and communication technologies affect safety. In the presentation five major areas will be presenting based on the Big Data: trade, health care, law enforcement, intelligence, and political subsystems.

Safe internet use
Date: 01 Oct 2016

The National Crime Prevention Council established at 2013. The base of our work is The Strategy of National Crime Prevention. One of the main priority is child and youth protection. According to that task we have a separate point about the dangers of media and internet.

Today's indispensable source of information for the media and the Internet, the use of which both the perpetrators and the victimization is outstanding in terms of risk. A television, computer games, violence mediators impact of a number of scientific research in this field.
The use of social networks among young people is not only attractive, but also a large part of the community life takes place in cyberspace. If you do not know from where and what dangers lie in wait for them, they can not do that to be able to avoid dangerous situations. We held free lectures, create new materials, videos for everbody who cares about the safe digital area.

Surf Safety
Date: 01 Oct 2016

n the course of the ‘Surf Safely!' lessons, we cover topics which play a significant part in our everyday life such as the protection of personal data, cyberbullying, netiquette, passwords, digital footprints, and so on. Our interactive lessons for children comprise short videos and small exercises, whereas parents and teachers are introduced to the topics in a more serious learning environment. We work with more than 50 trainers who are dedicated experts in these respective fields and have great experience in the field of safer internet. Many of them, as representatives of IT companies, work as volunteers in the project, resulting from the fact that many of the supporting firms are multinational companies where volunteering and social responsibility is highly emphasised.

International Children's Safety Service (NGYSZ) is one of the most important non-government welfare organisations in Hungary, established in 1990. It hosts several projects in order to provide financial, social and health-related support to children in need. Besides e.g. the foster-parents, helatchare and codification programme it also acts as coordinator of the Hungarian Safer Internet consortium in order to turn attention to safer and more conscious internet use.
Date: 03 Oct 2016

The Cybercoordinator organises a 2 days cybersecurity conference, for the public and private partner representatives. This conference will start the Cyber Security Month Campaign in Hungary. The aim of the conference is to facilitate the PPP cooperation, to discuss the main IT security trends, tasks and challenges.

This conference gives a great possibility to identify and discuss the main challenges of the European Network and Information security Directive and to discuss the main issues of the information security in the governmental secor,

Disputa – Mobile security
Date: 05 Oct 2016

Cyber Services launched its bi-weekly dispute events with the participation of academia and information security stakeholders. Its goal is to generate free flow discussions between experts and the audience, to bring the outputs of researches their possible use, and their cyber security aspects closer to the audience. For the sake of the ECSM the first half of the dipute is in English language.

With the ever growing mobile penetration there are more and more threats to face and handle in the cyber space. Cyber security challenges of cloud based technologies are in the forefront together with the BYOD problem. The disute aims to provide applicable technical approaches to these key threat issues.

Cybersecurity for Public Service
Date: 05 Oct 2016

Summary about NUPS's education and research programmes on cybersecurity

NUPS has an extensive possibility for all students who want to get involved into cybersecurity. On this event NUPS professors present all BA, MA, MSc and PhD tracks that could be followed for being a cybersecurity profession. This event is open for everyone who wants to be engaged with cybersecurity and seeks for education and research opportunities.

WITSEC professional day
Date: 06 Oct 2016

The Women in IT security ( WITSEC) Association organize its first professional day in 2016 October 6, where you can hear presentations about the current IT security trends, practical implementation of security controls, and about possible solutions for specific safety issues. These presentations will held by members of the Association and invited speakers. Near the technical and professional presentations, our goal is to present the functioning, objectives and activities of the Association at the conference. You can register here for the event:

The Women in IT security (WITSEC) was founded in 2014 by 9 ladies, who are working in IT security. Their aim was to support the IT profession in their own way, to give presentations and workshops, to raise awareness and to mentoring those young and ambitious students who are still searching their way in the field of IT security.
Now WITSEC is invited for most of the IT related events, conferences in Hungary, and WITSEC has several new members.

Inetrnational and Cyber Defence Conference 2016 (ISCD 2016)
Date: 10 Oct 2016

Cyber Services organizes its annual Information Security and Cyber Defence Conference in Budapest, Hungary. The event reflects public-private partnership, the importance of cooperation among government entities and critical infrasrtucture service providers to face the most important upcoming cyber trends and threats.

Cyber Services organizes its annual Information Security and Cyber Defence Conference in Budapest, Hungary.
The Conference, by now as a tradition and also as one of the most foremost platforms in the region dedicated to information security and cyber defence, provides an excellent opportunity to gain an overview of the most current questions and dilemmas in the cyber domain from multiple angles.
As such, the event invites all relevant segments, such as policymakers, academia, and key industry stakeholders from across the globe to express their position and approaches to cyber defence issues.
This year, the conference is devoted to discussions over mobile security, ICS security, banking security, and security aspects of public and private clouds. These issues will be reflected through both strategic and technical angles with more than 20 speakers both through plenary and roundtable discussion sessions.

Among the sponsors are EY Hungary, Microsoft Hungary, KPMG Hungary, Fortinet Hungary, HungaroControl Ltd.

Cybersecurity for Public Administration BA students
Date: 10 Oct 2016

Overview about cybersecurity awareness for BA students at NUPS.

Basic cybersecurity awareness is a required knowledge for BA students at NUPS. In this regular class, they get some useful advices on secure computer usage, they understand legal background and necessity of security awareness in their daily work.

In Gateway of Science - Poster Contest and Exhibition
Date: 12 Oct 2016

Poster Contest and Exhibition

For years the National University of Public Service organize the “In Gateway of Science” - Poster Contest and Exhibition, which aims to provide a publication surface for students who are interested in science. The Poster Contest and Exhibition in this year organize a subsection for cyber security issues. The poster submissions is possible to 2/10/2016. More info:

BACEE Regional Banking Conference
Date: 17 Oct 2016

The BACEE Regional Banking Conference organised twice a year by the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe (BACEE) is one of the biggest international gatherings for bankers, product developers, solution suppliers from the CEE/SEE/CIS countries and the EU. BACEE’s goal is to facilitate the transfer of know how and best solutions relevant for the banking sector through its events. Cyber Security is among the main topics covered in the framework of conferences organised by BACEE. Cyber Security is on the agenda of the upcoming „33rd BACEE Regional Banking Conference – Risk and Opportunities in the CEE/CIS Financial Sector” taking place on 17-18 October 2016 in Budapest. The Conference aims to provide an overview of the recent developments in the economy and the banking sector including a deeper insight into the challenges and risks facing the financial sector.

A special section will be dedicated to Cyber Security related topics on 18 October, Day 2 of the Conference, from 15:20 until 16:20.
In the framework of the „Cyber Security – a Challenge for the Financial Sector” - section, expert speakers will provide an update on the following topics through presentation and a Round Table Discussion:
 2016 Trends
 Old and New Threats and How to Fight Them
 Malware
 Social Engineering
 Whaling (CEO Fraud)
 Directive on security of network and information systems (the NIS Directive)
 European critical infrastructure (Identification of European Critical Infrastructures Directive (2008/114/EC)) and local/national implementations

The Effects of Internet on Children and Youth - 4th International Conference
Date: 19 Oct 2016

The International Children's Safety Service as coordinator of the European Union Safer Internet Programme ( SIP ) emphasizes the awareness of internet safety for years. The Conference will be held every two years to review what's new in the area, the results of researches and practical experiences in the profession and the co-areas. This year priority themes are the following pedophilia, sexting and hate speech. The national and international well-known experts share their knowledge and experience with our audience.

Disputa – Ransomware
Date: 19 Oct 2016

Cyber Services launched its bi-weekly dispute events with the participation of academia and information security stakeholders. Its goal is to generate free flow discussions between experts and the audience, to bring the outputs of researches their possible use, and their cyber security aspects closer to the audience. For the sake of the ECSM the first half of the dipute is in English language.

Nowadays perhaps the most difficult cyber threat to handle is ransomware. This threat causes billions of USD financial damage year by year. The dispute aims to seek for effective answers against digital blackmail.

Date: 21 Oct 2016

The largest independent IT security festival in Central and Eastern Europe, Hacktivity will be held on October 21 and 22 at Budapest, at MOM Cultural Center. The presentations will be held simultaneously in two locations along with Hello workshops, exhibitions, lockpicking, hardware hacking and games to make the program diverse.

The program is still forming, however two keynote speakers are already on board!
One of them is Daniel Komaromy, the Hungarian dude who won Mobile Pwn2Own by exploiting the baseband of a Samsung flagship device, with his partner in crime Nico Golde. After hunting to zero-day vulnerabilities at Qualcomm, Daniel has joined Comsecuris in 2015 as a security expert. He is a proud member of the group SpamAndHex CTF, which has won the 10th place in the Defcon CTF, so they are going to the finals in Las Vegas.
Our other keynote speaker is Travis Goodspeed, the real hardware-hacker, who installed a military surplus parabolic antenna in order to watch the movement of satellites. Travis created the first commercial hard-disc firmware rootkit, and the Facedancer USB fuzzer. He has several stories to tell about the abyss which lurks beneath the layer of digital networks and ready to show you the mindset of a proper hacker.

Worshop about the rist and side effects....
Date: 25 Oct 2016

Nowadays, information systems and services play a vital role in society because of the huge technical development.
The organizers recognized that there is a need to have a minimum IT security knowledge for every citizen, to be able to take part at the digital society.
In this workshop our speakers will talk about the importance and main trends of IT security.

IT security incident management, regulatory challenges and opportunities. Challenges and opportunities of IT authority and incident management in the field of IT security
Date: 26 Oct 2016

This is the first time when the Hungarian National Directorate General for Disaster Management is organizing a conference about IT security issues for the critical infrastructure operators and stakeholders.
The purpose of the event is improving the IT security awareness at the Hungarian critical infrastructures, as well as focusing on actual IT vulnerabilities, threats and their effects in order to raise the effectiveness of national and European critical infrastructures protection.

The role of the Digital Child Protection Strategy of Hungary and the information security
Date: 27 Oct 2016

The Hungarian Government has realised the importance of digitalisation. Therefore the Government of Hungary initiated a national consultation on Internet and digital developments last year. After the consultation and on the basis of citizens’ views an ambitious program was launched, called the Digital Success Program. In the course of the consultation it became evident that one of citizens’ main expectations is to strengthen the child protection rules to defend our children against the harmfull effects of the internet. Therefore one pillar of the Digital Success Program is the Digital Child Protection Strategy of Hungary. The European Cyber Security Month gives a good opportunity to have a dialogue between professionals about the role and the importance of the digital child protection strategy and the IT security. The Digital Success Program organizes with the National Cyber Security Center a roundtable, which gives place for discussion on the subject mentioned above.

KPMG Business Continuity Management Club
Date: 28 Oct 2016

BCM Club is a biannual event organized by the IT Risk Advisory practice of KPMG in Hungary. This October, our independent discussion forum for business continuity experts will focus on cyber security related BCM-issues in the financial sector. Please contact us about BCM Club registration!

An error in the telecommunication system, a power outage, a strike at the local public transportation company or a cybersecurity incident – all of these may cause a severe financial loss if there is no proper business continuity management (BCM) framework system in place along with appropriate contingency plans to efficiently overcome the situation. Some organizations handle the issue seriously because of legal obligations, some are committed to assure a constantly high level of service for their clients, and some want to be prepared for unforeseen situations because of their business partners’ demands.
Although international standards and generally accepted best practices supporting the design of BCM framework systems are available in Hungary, every organization has its special set of requirements and thus their approach to the planning process of business continuity is case-specific as well. However, in course of our work with our clients we learned that BCM-related questions and problems faced by risk managers at different companies are often quite similar in practice. How can unforeseen situations be identified that are worth being prepared for? How should team members get involved in the BCM design and planning process? How should the contingency plans be tested and maintained? There is a breadth of questions common to most business continuity experts.
Therefore, KPMG decided to reinforce the development of business continuity planning in Hungary and provide a discussion forum for the experts in our country. The results of our first survey, “BCM Panorama – A study on business continuity planning in Hungary” were published in 2011, and this was the first time that the BCM Club was organized to disseminate our findings among interested professionals. Our research has been repeated every year and the BCM Club has been held twice a year ever since. It has become a tradition for the participants to take part in a simulation workshop where the challenges of a business continuity incident scenario based on real-word experience have to be overcome.
The key to the success of these meetings is that we provide an independent discussion forum for BCM-experts, which also enables them to develop their professional network. The number of experts taking part in the survey and in the BCM-Club, along with the number of business sectors represented by the participants has grown continuously: 28 professionals delegated by 20 companies attended the spring BCM Club this year, and our survey is run on a basis of 60-80 participants.

Security Awareness in Public Service - Research Briefing
Date: 28 Oct 2016

Research briefing and press conference

The event will be presented preliminary research of related security awareness events and took place within the framework of ECSM at a press conference.

CIO breakfast
Date: 04 Nov 2016 – as a Hungarian market leader in IT Security – organizes a technological breakfast, where the CIOs and CISOs of the Hungarian TOP500 companies can build up their knowledge in the topic of IT Security. The focus is on the different aspects of security, ATM security and the new GDPR regulation.