Dr. Gábor Pék


gabor.pek (at) avatao.com

Short Bio

Gábor obtained his M.Sc. diploma in computer science in 2011 and earned his Ph.D. degree in 2015 from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He has been doing research in the CrySyS Lab. together with prof. Levente Buttyán since 2008, but completed internships at iSecLab at Eurecom, France and TU Wien, Austria, too. He participated in several industrial projects (e.g., penetration testing, securing virtualization, cloud computing security) also. He was one of the key members of the Duqu, Flame, Miniduke and Teamspy investigation teams. He founded CrySyS Student Core in April 2013, which is an invite-only group of exceptionally talented (graduate + undergraduate) students linked to CrySyS Lab being interested mainly in system security. Later, this group gave birth to the !SpamAndHex CTF team, which regularly plays on various CTF games with some nice results. He co-founded a spin-off called Ukatemi Technologies with some of his colleagues from the CrySyS Lab in December 2012 to mitigate current targeted attacks. He also co-founded avatao to build a cloud-based virtual lab to host and share IT security exercises.