Hungary

Events

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 avatao.com on-line platform for IT security exercises, hence, participants can access the challenges remotely. Best performing students will get valuable prizes.

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.

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.

CIO breakfast
Date: 07 Oct 2016

Kancellar.hu – 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.

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.

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.

Hacktivity2016
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.

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.