Samsung Electronics Holds the Third Samsung Security Tech Forum (SSTF)

'Security experts in one place'. Samsung Electronics Holds the Third Samsung Security Tech Forum(SSTF). -Korea's largest security forum to be held to share the latest research achievements made in the field of security technology. (A forum for exchange wherein anyone interested in security, from world-renowned experts to students, participate. -Major programs expanded, including SSTF Workshop, Open Capture the Flag, and Open Tech Talk. -To further expand programs in which students can participate in the future.

On August 20, Samsung Electronics will hold the Third Samsung Security Tech Forum (SSTF) at its Seoul R&D Campus located in Umyeon-dong, Seoul.

Since 2017, the company has annually held the forum to expand the software base of the security technology field as well as train competent people. Thus, it has settled as Korea’s largest security forum wherein the latest research achievements in the security technology field are shared. SSTF is a forum for globally renowned Korean and global experts, and stakeholders in the academe and businesses in the information

security field, as well as students to lead the future of the security industry, among others, to communicate and exchange innovative ideas. It consists of △ a security technology workshop with keynote lectures and panel discussion △ Open Capture the Flag △ and Open Tech Talk.

The forum will kick off with a keynote lecture by Daniel Ahn, senior vice president leading the Security Team at Samsung Research, followed by △ Taesoo Kim, associate professor in the School of Computer Science at Georgia Tech, who is an expert in system security also serving as the director of Georgia Tech System Software and Security Center (GTS3); △ Ruoyu (Fish) Wang, assistant professor at the Arizona State University who is a famous hacker and one of the executives managing “DEFCON,” the world’s most authoritative international hacking contest; △ and Brian Park, founder of“Theori,”a start-up on security technology in the United States of America, and the multiple-time winner at “DEFCON” with his own hacking team called “PPP.”

This year, a session for sharing Researches and Activities for Offensive Security in Samsung Research has been added, in particular.

In addition, “Open Capture the Flag” will be held as a hacking experiencing zone for both beginners and experts to test their individual hacking competencies. The zone will consist of a total of five fields of offensive, defensive, coding, reverse engineering, and cryptology.

Moreover,“Open Tech Talk” has been prepared to train highly competent people who will lead the future of the security industry. High school, college, and graduate students interested in security technology can make presentations on their personal research results and receive highly reliable verification and feedback from experts in various fields.

Samsung Electronics will build a network related to security as a company leading the relevant technology and enhance technological exchanges through SSTF. We plan to continue expanding programs wherein students who will lead our future society can participate,” said Seunghwan Cho, vice head of Samsung Research.

The company will also hold “Hands on Lab” on July 21 for elementary school students to try solving security problems using the “Escape Plan.”

For more details about the application and the forum, please check the relevant website of Samsung Research: