May 23–26, 2024, Moscow, Luzhniki sports complex


"Positive Hack Days: The Origin" relocates to the World Trade Center (Moscow) to accommodate even more attendees

Interest in the PHDays practical cybersecurity forum and The Standoff cyberbattle has grown exponentially in the past week. We have received emails, phone calls, and comments of support from all over the world. Therefore, we decided to expand PHDays by moving the offline forum to the spacious World Trade Center in Moscow. This will make it possible to invite several times as many guests to the 10th anniversary Positive Hack Days forum.

We are determined to see our infosec community colleagues, partners, customers and friends face to face. The original pared-down format would not have allowed this. That is why we are now giving everyone the opportunity to ask us questions live and discuss industry issues and challenges together.

At the same time, the large-scale online broadcast of The Standoff on May 18–21 and PHDays on May 20–21, with real-time translation into English, will go ahead as planned. The broadcast will take the viewer inside the main forum halls and behind the scenes from different angles via dozens of cameras, creating a full immersion experience thanks to TV-style production.

"Initially, in light of the pandemic and sanitary restrictions, we chose a not very large offline platform and radically expanded the online format, in terms of both scale and quality. Now we understand that this year we cannot restrict ourselves to such a modest offline event, so we are expanding the platform, leaving the large-scale online broadcast unchanged," noted Vladimir Zapolyansky, Chief Marketing Officer, Positive Technologies. PHDays will feature talks by top developers, government officials, CIOs and CISOs of major Russian and international companies, and leading experts from the banking, telecommunications, oil-and-gas, IT, and other industries. On the program agenda are dozens of presentations, master classes, hands-on labs, round tables, lectures, and competitions.

The world's largest open cyber-range, The Standoff, will allow you to witness a real cyberbattle between white-hat attackers and defenders for control of a digital city. You will be given a graphic demonstration of the potential consequences of a cyberattack on the infrastructure of a modern metropolis with its factories, banks, transport system, entertainment venues, and business centers. This will provide a timely insight into how deeply technology affects our lives, how to prevent dangerous incidents from occurring in reality, and how to make our lives more comfortable and secure.

Step inside, "The Origin" awaits!

On a separate note, because the health and safety of our guests is paramount, the forum will be held in compliance with all sanitary and epidemiological standards.

You can register for both days of the forum on the event website. Offline visitors of the forum in Moscow will be able to listen to presentations, personally communicate with speakers, and test out their skills in the traditional competition program. A ticket to the conference also gives access to The Standoff cyber-range. For more information about the event program, see our news.