Gen. Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), is no longer expected to keynote a cyber security conference scheduled to convene on Tuesday.
On Monday, KPN, the Dutch telecommunications company that is hosting the “Masters in Security” congress, announced the news on its website.
The change in plans came just days after major media outlets published documents, leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, which revealed details on NSA's years-long mission to undermine encryption methods widely used to secure communications sent over the internet.
HITB celebrates 5th year in The Netherlands with 3 day Hacker Expo and an All Women Keynote Line Up in 2014
Amsterdam - 1 August 2013: Hack In The Box has announced HITB2014 Amsterdam will feature an all-new Haxpo - a massive Hacker Expo open for free to professionals and the public. Haxpo will be running alongside the popular HITB conference which will feature for the first time - an all-women keynote lineup of leading security individuals.
The Dutch Public Prosecution Service has announced that the man suspected of launching a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack against the systems of Spamhaus has been extradited to the Netherlands.
The man, identified as 35-year-old SK, is believed to be Sven Olaf Kamphuis, aka CB3ROB, the owner of Cyberbunker. The Dutch citizen was arrested in late April near Barcelona, Spain.
According to Dutch publication WebWereld, the suspect has been jailed for 14 days. During this two-week period, the court will decide whether or not to extend the detention.
L33tdawg: HD video from all talks / presentations at #HITB2013AMS will be released on the HITBSecConf YouTube Channel.
Last week, we attended the 4th edition of Hack in the Box Amsterdam. During the security conference, the members of the world-renowned Evad3rs team, the ones responsible for developing iPhone jailbreaks, held a press conference.
We’ve filmed the entire press conference, so if you’re interested in learning what the guys said, check out the video.