AFTER more than a decade being a fixture on the calendar for the world's leading security professionals and researchers, the upcoming Hack In The Box (HITB) Security Conference (HITBSecConf) taking place this October in Kuala Lumpur is being billed as the last.
Is this truly the curtain call for this Malaysia-born annual information security conference that has made its mark on the global stage?
Threat Intelligence, an Australian security consultancy specialising in the next era of intelligence-based threat management and penetration testing, today announced that it has been selected to run its cutting-edge “Practical Threat Intelligence” course at the prestigious Hack In The Box Security Conference (“HITBSecConf”) in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, October 13 – 16 October 2014.
At Hack in the Box (HITB) security conference in Amsterdam, Steffen Wendzel, head of Fraunhofer FKIE, presented "Alice's Adventures in Smart Building Land – Novel Adventures in a Cyber Physical Environment"(pdf). This wasn't "just" weaponizing your coffee pot. Brace yourself because Wendzel warned that a new class of botnet is coming. In fact, smart building botnets won’t be used for boring things like denial-of-service attacks or even refrigerators sending spam.
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Orbotix will be at HITB Haxpo at the end of May to give engineers, researchers and hackers a crash course on how they can help inspire the next generation of kids using robotics. In addition there'll be daily giveaways on social media and also prizes for HackWEEKDAY developers!