HITBSecConf2012: New hackathon, CTF and high-profile keynotes

Hack In The Box Security Conference is back again in Amsterdam this year for the European leg of its annual circuit.

From the 21st to the 25th of May, this deep knowledge security conference will once again bring together a mix of security professionals, independent researchers, government and law enforcement officials and members of the hacker underground. This year’s event will be their biggest European outing yet, at the exclusive Okura Hotel, centrally located in the heart of Amsterdam.

HITB2012AMS will run across a full week. This year’s 2-­‐day quad track conference will host the highest number of speakers to date with over 40 international industry experts in town.

Day 1 opening keynote will be delivered by Bruce Schneier – world renowned cryptographer and security technologist. Andy Ellis, Chief Security Officer of Akamai will deliver his keynote on Day 2 and capping things off at end of Day 2 will be the closing keynote by Ms Jaya Baloo – Verizon’s Identity and Access Management Expert.

As with previous years, the popular HITB series of hands on trainings will run on days preceding the conference. This year’s trainings will also feature a new advanced 3-­day edition of the Exploit Laboratory course and other topics range from Hunting Web Attackers to Advanced Application Hacking.

With the bigger space in the Okura, the HITB experience this year will also involve a larger showcase area. This will host the launch of an all new Capture The Flag “live hacking’ competition, the crowd favourite Lock Picking Village, a 12-­hour hackathon to build security tools, the hackerspaces CommSec Village plus a technology showcase area. The showcase is open to public during the quad track conference days (24th / 25th of May).