Event Description

The typical IT networks of SMEs, schools, hospitals, and town halls consist of peer-to-peer Windows 10 or hybrid (Linux server + Windows 10 workstations). Usually there are no tools available out of the box for managing the security of such networks.

The hackathon teams will develop tools that will allow the centralized management of such networks. Such tools would have the following minimal features:

  • provides an overview of the workstations’ status (updates, open ports, etc);
  • allows the remote updating of Windows 10 and MS Office (both manual and automatic)
  • allows the remote operation of the firewalls of Windows 10 workstations and the Linux server
  • allows remote scanning for malware

At the end of the hackathon, the winner will receive a diploma, and if they wish to turn their knowledge and expertise into a business, in either the cyber security or digital communications fields, they can enter the acceleration process supported by Startup Foundry.

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for this activity will also award winners one full-year license of Kaspersky’s flagship product – the Kaspersky Internet Security for Home Users.


Costin Raiu
Costin Raiu specializes in analyzing advanced persistent threats and high-level malware attacks. He leads the Global Research & Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky that researched the inner workings of Stuxnet, Duqu, Carbanak, and more recently, Lazarus, BlueNoroff, Moonlight Maze, and the Equation group. Costin’s work includes analyzing malicious websites, exploits, and online banking malware.

Dan Cîmpean
Dan Cîmpean is the General Director of the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team CERT-RO, boasting an incredible background in consulting, cybersecurity, and risk management.

Maryo Fișcutean
Maryo runs his own business in cybersecurity and business continuity. He has more than 15 years of experience in managing IT medical projects, both nationally and internationally. He attended management courses at Open University and is PRINCE2 certified. He is actively involved in promoting the concepts of interoperability and cybersecurity in his field of activity.

Ovidiu Ariton
Ovidiu is an experienced professional, with over 20 years of experience within the IT field. A mathematics, tech, and art enthusiast who is at the peak of his career. A fervent entrepreneur, eager to share his knowledge and help those at the start of their business journey pursue and fulfill their goals. He started out as a developer but quickly moved on to specializing in enterprise architecture, IT leadership, and training/coaching. He also worked as a Cybersecurity expert, trainer, and an external consultant for a series of major clients, being involved in over 50 large-scale IT projects within various industries, such as finance (payments industry, stock exchange), banking, corporate management (ERP, document management), defense, Research & Development, and E-Commerce.