HITBSecConf2007 Malaysia conference preview

Taking place from the 3rd till the 6th of September, HITBSecConf is a community centric non-profit effort aimed at creating a platform for the discussion of deep knowledge computer security issues.

Some of the highlights:

7 Tracks of Hands-On Technical Trainings (3rd & 4th Sept):

TECH TRAINING 1 – Advanced Web Application & Services Hacking
Trainers: Shreeraj Shah (Director, Net-Square) & Umesh Nagori

TECH TRAINING 2 – The Exploit Laboratory
Trainer: Saumil Shah (Director, Net-Square) & SK Chong (Security Consultant, SCAN Associates Bhd.)

TECH TRAINING 3 -Structured Network Threat Analysis and Forensics
Trainers: Meling Mudin (spoonfork) and Lee Chin Shing (geek00l)

TECH TRAINING 4 – Practical Malcode Threat Analysis
Trainer: Dr. Jose Nazario (Senior Security Engineer, Arbor Networks)

TECH TRAINING 5 – Telecommunication Fraud
Trainer: Carlos Lowie (Unit Manager, Investigations, Belgacom)

TECH TRAINING 6 – War Driving Kuala Lumpur
Trainers: Anthony Zboralski (Founder, HERT & PT. Bellua Asia Pacific) & Jim Geovedi (Member of HERT & Security Consultant PT. Bellua Asia Pacific)

TECH TRAINING 7 – Hacking and Hardening Oracle
Trainer: Alexander Kornbrust (Founder, Red Database Security GmbH)

Dual Track Security Conference (5th & 6th Sept):

Day 1 Keynote Speakers: Mark “Phiber Optik’ Abene and Emmanuel Goldstein
Day 2 Keynote Speakers: Lance Spitzner and Mikko Hypponen

Other event highlights:

BZFlag Competition: Organized by members of the US Army, attendees to HITBSecConf2007 will be able to blow off some steam in a BZFlag arena. BZFlag is an online multiplayer cross-platform open source 3D tank battle!

HITB Cinema: As part of our yearly charity initiative, we are organizing screenings of Freedom Downtime and Urchin. Freedom Downtime, directed and produced by Emmanuel Goldstein is the story of computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, imprisoned without bail for nearly five years while Urchin is an independent production written and directed by John Harlacher and stars Mark Abene as “The Inside Man’ and Emmanuel Goldstein as “The Outside Man’. Shot illegally in the subways, sewers, and streets of New York City “Urchin” is a prime example of guerrilla cinema made possible by new technology. This will be the first time in Asia Pacific that these movies are being shown to the public and all proceeds from these screenings will go to the Malaysian National Cancer Council – MAKNA.

Capture The Flag: With cash prizes worth USD6,000 this years’ Capture The Flag game has already received confirmation of participation from Padocon from Korea (last year’s champions), NDMTeam from Bulgaria, Army Strong comprising members of the US Army, Zone-H from Italy, Intruders Tiger Team from Brazil and SIG2 from Singapore.

Zone-H/HITB Hacking Challenge: Zone-H in colaboration with the Hack in The Box crew will organize a 6-level web-based hackgame in which individual participants will be challenged to try to beat the hackgame in the shortest possible time. Based on the original game developed by Zone-H in 2005, there will be no need to bring your own exploits or your own laptop.

Lock Picking Village (LPV): Deviant Olam, Eric Michaud and Q who are members from the The Open Organization of Lockpickers (TOOL USA) will be running a Lock Picking Village at the conference in which attendees will be invited to try their hands at bumping and other physical security bypass methods! If you think your home locks are secure, you’re more than welcome to bring them along and see for yourself how easily they can be bypassed.

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