9th annual HITBSecConf features "A Conference That Never Ends"
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 7 September 2011 – Hack in the Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf), Asia’s largest and most popular network security conference, returns for its ninth consecutive year in Malaysia on 10-13 October 2010 at InterContinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur with round-the-clock action and top speakers in store.
HITBSecConf has routinely brought together some of the world’s most well-recognized mainstream and underground (blackhat) security specialists. The two-day conference, hands-on technical trainings and research presentations have made international headlines as they expound on common network, software and device security flaws and fixes in today’s highly connected world.
“HITBSecConf’s main focus is on new and ground-breaking attack and defense methods that have not been seen or discussed in public before,” said Dhillon Andrew Kannabhiran, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Hack in The Box.
This year, HackWEEKDAY makes a debut in the program. A 24-hour hackathon kicking off at 13:37 (GMT+8) on the 12th of October and ending a full 24‐hours later on the 13th, HackWEEKDAY is expected to draw top coders from all walks of life who will come together and work on open source security tools including the Xandora.net Project, Dilligence, Maltego and Mozilla Firefox plugins. “What this effectively means is that HITB2011KUL will be a conference that 'doesn't end'!,” said Kannabhiran.
A hallmark event for some 1000 IT security professionals and technical decision makers (TDMs) from Asia Pacific and internationally, this year's event will feature a quadruple track lineup with very exciting sessions. “HITB is a must attend conference in Asia, cutting edge technical presentations and training”, said Andrew Cushman, Director, Microsoft Corporation. “HITB is one of the few conferences I actually reserve time for a year ahead these days; excellent speakers and fantastic facilities in the gorgeous town of KL,” said Fredrik Soderblom, a five time attendee at HITBSecConf.
Top Industry Speakers and Presentation Highlights
This year’s event will see a one-hour opening keynote by Dr. Kenneth Geers, the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Cyber Subject Matter Expert. Here, Dr. Geers will compare and contrast the national security implications of Wikileaks – the new pen, and Stuxnet – the new sword.
Day Two’s keynote by Jennifer Granick (Attorney, ZwillGen PLLC) will track trends surrounding national privacy transgressions and government (mis)approaches, and asks what role hackers and other activists should play in the privacy/security/transparency debate.
Hacking Androids for Profit by Riley Hassell (Founder, Privateer Labs) is a much sought-after speaker expected to draw a large crowd as it offers insight into the inner working of Android apps and the risks any user faces when installing and using apps from the marketplace. He will reveal previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in vendor apps installed on millions of mobile phones and techniques to evade all available security solutions.
Skype Vulnerabilities: Zero Day Exploitation 2011 by Benjamin Kunz (Founder, Vulnerability Lab) will offer the first in depth view and analysis of the bugs that were found in Skype and exclusive attack schemes.
Air Travel Hacking: Understanding And (Ab)Using The Global Distribution System by Hendrik Scholz who developed and managed one of the largest VoIP installations in Europe, introduces attendees to basics of air travel booking systems. He will show shortcomings of the online airline ticket reservation systems which can be abused for cheaper or ‘better’ travel.
In addition to these, HITB2011KUL will also feature an all new Capture The Flag - Weapons of Mass Destruction game, an updated Lock Picking Village with a focus on ‘safe cracking’, and a new Hackerspaces ‘Playground’ for those looking to get into hardware and electronics hacking. The playground will also feature LEGO robotics, microcontrolers, LEDs, lasers, RFID toys, hardware sniffing and other cool technologies.
For more information on HITBSecConf2010 – Malaysia (10-13 October 2011) and to register for the event, please see: http://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2011kul/
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About Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf)
HITBSecConf conferences are technical and deep knowledge events which disseminate, discuss and share critical network security information on threats in today’s super connected world. Presented by respected members of both the mainstream network security arena as well as the underground or black hat community, HITBSecConf events routinely highlight new and ground-breaking attack and defense methods that have not been seen or discussed in public before. Conferences are held annually in Dubai (UAE), Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
The HITBSecConf in Malaysia (HITB2011KUL) is endorsed by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC), Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), MSC Malaysia and the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI).
Sheila Jaya Poomy
Hack In The Box (M) Sdn. Bhd.
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