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Pavol
Lupták

  • CEO
    Certified IT Security Professional
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He gained his BSc. at the FEI-STU in Bratislava and MSc in Computer Science at the Czech Technical University with master thesis focused on ultra-secure systems. He holds many prestigious security certifications including CISSP and CEH, he is Slovak OWASP chapter leader, co-founder of Progressbar and SOIT organizations where he is responsible for IT security.

Pavol uses to have regular presentations at various worldwide security conferences (in Netherlands, Luxembourg, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Prague). In the past, he demonstrated vulnerabilities in the public transport SMS tickets in all major cities in Europe, together with his colleague Norbert Szetei he practically demonstratedvulnerabilities in Mifare Classic RFID cards. He has 14 years experience in IT security, penetration testing and security auditing including social engineering and digital forensic analysis.

He is co-author of the OWASP Testing Guide v3, has a deep knowledge of the OSSTMM, ISO17799/27001 and many years experience in seeking vulnerabilities. He has a knowledge of many programming languages (ASM, C, C++, XSLT, Perl, Java, PLSQL, Lisp, Prolog, scripting languages) and operating systems. He is also focused on VoIP and interesting IT security research.

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Norbert
Szetei

  • Professional Penetration Tester
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He holds a OSCE (Offensive Security Certified Expert), OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certification.

He finished his BSc at MFF UK in Bratislava and continued with MSc studies at the Charles University in Prague.
He started to work as a Linux low-level programmer of Linux kernel modules and drivers, gained a lot of experiences with Unix systems and designing and implementation of the LB/HA clusters.
He is the main author of the “Mifare Classic Offline Cracker” implementation that allows to crack more than a billion RFID cards worldwide, nowadays this tool is a part of the Kali Linux – the most popular Linux distribution for penetrating testing.

Norbert has a deep knowledge of many programming languages (ASM – focused on the shellcode creation and analysis, C, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, R, Octave) and database management systems (mySQL, PostgreSQL, Sqlite, Oracle, MSSQL) that uses for programming his own penetration testing tools. He is fluent in writing web and binary exploits (memory corruptions, return oriented programming, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows platform).

He also has a very deep knowledge of the OWASP Testing Guide, OSSTMM and experience with many security testing tools and exploit frameworks. To broaden his technical skills, he regularly plays online CTF games, as part of the international team formed by the security experts from the whole world.

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Boris
Pisarčík

  • Professional Penetration Tester
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He holds many certifications – CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), SCSA (Sun Certified System Administrator), SCNA (Sun Certified Network Administrator), LPIC-3 (Senior Level Linux Professional), CMDB MySQL (MySQL Certified DB Administrator).

Boris has a knowledge of many programming languages including ASM, C, C++, Java, Python, Perl.
In the past, he proposed and implemented many complex LB / HA cloud-computing clusters based on Amazon / Rackspace technology and Oracle / MySQL / PostgreSQL database clusters.

He also has a very deep knowledge of the OWASP Testing Guide, OSSTMM and experience with many security testing tools and exploit frameworks

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Jaroslav
Babka

  • Professional Penetration Tester
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Jaroslav has a deep knowledge of low-level and high level programming languages. He is an expert in reverse engineering and has a detailed knowledge of Windows / Linux system architecture.

He is also a top specialist in architectural design and implementation of SAP systems. He has a knowledge of the OWASP Testing Guide, OSSTMM and a lot of experience in seeking vulnerabilities.

He is also focused on IT security research (smart card emulation via NFC phones).

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Slavomír
Ivančík

  • IT Security Consultant
    Penetration Tester
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He gained his Msc at FEI-SPU Nitra focused on quantitative management and informatics. He holds many security and network professional certifications including CCSP, CCNP, CCNP-Security, CCDP, and CCIP.

He worked as a consultant and technical director in various companies, as co-owner and trainer in Lapis, s.r.o., director CIKT University in Nitra and security consultant in CORINEX GROUP, a.s.

He is specialized in design, implementation and testing of network infrastructure security, ISO 17799/27000 documentation, forensic analysis and penetration testing.

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Ian
Budd

  • Professional Penetration Tester
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Since 1999, Ian has been learning and experiencing exploitation, cryptography and other related areas through a series of challenge sites. This led him to create his own site Revolution Elite , designing and building web-based exploits in a controlled environment.

Commercially, he has written software for hotels, music festivals, and systems for encryption and encoding. Having achieved a BSc in Computer Science in 2013, he is currently expanding his skillset by studying Reverse Engineering, and actively developing in either Java, Python, or PHP on a daily basis.

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Roman
FÜLÖP

  • IT SECURITY CONSULTAN
    TPENETRATION TESTER
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He gained his MSc at the FIIT-STU in Bratislava with master thesis focused on Adaptive management of portable channel properties (module within the Linux kernel)

Roman worked more than 12 years as a software engineer and system administrator for a company developing web and mobile applications. He was responsible for analysis and development for applications running on PHP and ASP.NET. He was developing applications for content management and e-learning support, integrated systems for managing events in sports arenas, in WPF technology, and also CRM systems on the .NET platform. He has experience with agile methodologies and a complete software development process from design to operation.

Later, in a position of CTO, Roman gained practical experience in planning the technical aspects of the development, creation, and implementation of technology strategy and coordination of all technical stages of product development.

Concurrently with employment, in the years 2012-2014, he lectured on FMFI UK as an external lecturer teaching mobile application development on Android and Windows platforms.

He has knowledge of several programming technologies (ASP.NET – Web Forms, MVC, Web API, PHP, Javascript – both the server and the client, the development of mobile applications for Android or Windows Phone, shell programming in Bash or Powershell, C / C ++, assembler) and database systems (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL). He has experience in programming for the Linux kernel. He has years of experience in penetration testing of web and mobile applications, with ensuring the systems and implementation of IDS and IPS systems. He has an in-depth knowledge of the OWASP Testing Guide, OSSTMM and has experience with many security testing tools and exploit frameworks. He also has experience in preparing various IT security training and audits of the source code (i.e., according to the Microsoft SDL).

He currently works as a software engineer for a company operating in the Fintech sector and also as an IT security consultant at Nethemba.

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