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Hacker Halted USA Announces Top Information Security Speakers and Presentations for October 21-27 Conference

Hacker Halted USA 2011, one of the East Coast’s premier information security conferences, will showcase a variety of world renowned industry experts and top-notch presentations on the latest threats and security concerns. This year’s keynotes include Bruce Schneier, George Kurtz, Charlie Miller, Jeremiah Grossman, Moxie Marlinspike, Dino Dai Zovi, Barnaby Jack, Philippe Courtot. Visit http://www.hackerhalted.com/2011.

The world’s leading experts in information security threats are scheduled to take part in this year’s Hacker Halted USA, EC-Council’s flagship information security conference and a leading East Coast venue for cybersecurity research announcements. Hacker Halted 2011 takes place from October 21-27 at the InterContinental Miami.

“The recent spate of high-profile attacks against companies ranging from Sony to MasterCard are a clear reminder of the new threats we face in information security,” said Leonard Chin, Conference Director for Hacker Halted USA 2011. “The goal of Hacker Halted is to raise awareness among corporate and government professionals by providing the best minds in the industry to lecture, demo and train on the latest threats and security concerns.” Read more…


Hacker Halted USA Recruits Top Industry Experts for New Advisory Board

MIAMI, FL — Hacker Halted USA 2011, the annual cybersecurity conference hosted by the EC-Council, announces it has secured eight prominent industry experts to serve on its new Program Advisory Board. This new body will assist EC-Council in developing a top-tier program and agenda for its upcoming conference in Miami.

“We are delighted to have won the commitment of several top figures in the IT security industry,” said Jay Bavisi, president and co-founder of EC-Council, the organization behind the Hacker Halted series. “It is our goal to make Hacker Halted a leading venue for IT security thought leaders, policy experts, research presentations and ethical hacker training. We are determined and committed to making it the premier event on the East Coast.”

The Program Advisory Board, comprised of several elite information security professionals, will be instrumental in planning Hacker Halted USA 2011, October 20-27, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

Members of the new Program Advisory Board include:

●    Dr. Charles Miller – Dr. Miller is a leading authority on exploits and vulnerabilities. He served five years as a Global Network Exploitation Analyst with the National Security Agency (NSA), created the first remote exploit for iPhone and the G1 Android phone and is a regular speaker at prominent security conferences. He is currently the principal analyst with Independent Security Evaluators.

●    Gunter Ollmann – Mr. Ollmann is one of the foremost experts in threat research and mitigation. As Dumballa’s vice president of research, Mr. Ollmann focuses on creating new crimeware mitigation technologies and the identification of criminal operators behind botnets and other advanced persistent threats. Prior to Damballa, he served as Chief Security Strategist for IBM and Director of X-Force at Internet Security Systems.

●    Matthew Luallen – As president of Sph3r3, LLC, Mr. Luallen is a national expert on SCADA and process control security issues, having consulted for a large percentage of US energy providers. Previously, he provided strategic guidance for Argonne National Laboratory as a member of its Information Architecture and Cyber Security Program Office.

●    Richard Stiennon – A nationally known author and speaker on the information security industry. Mr. Stiennon is the founder and chief analyst of IT-Harvest, an independent firm that researches IT security vendors. He was VP of Research at Gartner and Manager of Technical Risk Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He writes the security blog ThreatChaos.com which is syndicated by InfoSecIsland and Forbes.com.

●    Robert Rounsavall – Mr. Rounsavall is an expert on security architecture and how it relates to cloud computing and virtualized security. He works on both commercial and federal projects as director for Secure Information Services. He built and deployed the first Portable Security Operations Center. Mr. Rounsavall has a patent pending for total network visibility.

●    Pamela Fusco – Ms. Fusco has more than 20 years experience in the information security and risk management industry. She served as executive vice president, Global Information Security, at CitiGroup. She is the principle at LES, LLC and co-founder of the Virtuosi Group.

●    Hemma Prafullchandra – Ms. Prafullchandra is a leader in the design and development of security and compliance management solutions. She has served in critical security positions including Security and Networking Group Manager at Sun Microsystems and VP Advanced Products and Resarch at VeriSign, Inc. Ms. Prafullchandra is currently a board member of Alpec and CTO of HyTrust.

The Program Advisory Board will also include Brad Smith, director of the National Cyber Defense Force and the Computer Institute of the Rockies. Visit www.hackerhalted.com/advisoryboard for more information.

This year’s event is designed to have four focused tracks:

1.    What’s Hot – Featuring the latest and most discussed infosec topics all round
2.    Cut the Crab, Show me the Hack – Highly technical, packed with hacking demos, no slides
3.    Securing SCADA and Critical Infrastructures – All important sessions covering protection and vulnerabilities in the SCADA and CI areas
4.    Up in the Clouds – All things surrounding cloud and virtualization security

For more information and details about Hacker Halted USA, please visit www.hackerhalted.com.

ABOUT EC-COUNCIL:
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) program, License Penetration Tester (LPT) program and various other programs offered in over 60 countries around the globe. EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 security professionals. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US federal government, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), US Army, FBI, Microsoft and CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) of various nations. The UUS Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP). www.eccouncil.org


Hacker Halted USA Returns to Miami – October 21-27, 2011

MIAMI, FL – JANUARY 13, 2011 – The premiere East Coast information security conference and training event will again be held in Miami, Florida as the EC-Council returns to the South with Hacker Halted USA. 2011 marks the third consecutive year the conference has been held in Miami.

Hacker Halted USA begins on Friday, October 21 and ends the following week on Thursday, October 27. EC-Council is expecting up to 1,000 attendees at this year’s event. The conference will again be held at the Intercontinental Miami and will include advanced infosec training and presentations from some of the world’s most respected names in cybersecurity.

This year’s conference will be split into three tracks:

Hacker Halted Academy is also unveiling a new specialized training program at this year’s Hacker Halted USA. It will feature highly advanced infosec training sessions from EC-Council’s new Center for Advanced Security Training (CAST). These advanced technical training programs will delve deeply into specific areas of security. These trainings are definitely not for those still trying to get their feet wet in the rapidly evolving information security landscape.

Founded in 2004, the Hacker Halted conference series has been held in cities such as Myrtle Beach, Mexico City, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou, Tokyo and Dubai, among others. The series recently celebrated its 20th edition in Cairo in December 2010.

The Call for Papers is now open until March 15, 2011. For those interested in submitting a paper to be presented at Hacker Halted USA in Miami this October, please visit www.hackerhalted.com/cfp.

Corporate and organizational partners interested in becoming involved in this year’s Hacker Halted USA should contact Leonard Chin, Global Director of Marketing for the EC-Council (leonard@eccouncil.org).

Be sure not to miss the 2011 Hacker Halted USA, one of the year’s most important information security events:  Oct. 21-27, 2011, Miami, Florida. To keep track of conference updates, follow us on Twitter (@hackerhalted).

Website:  www.hackerhalted.com

ABOUT EC-COUNCIL:
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) program, License Penetration Tester (LPT) program and various other programs offered in over 60 countries around the globe. EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 security professionals. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US federal government, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), US Army, FBI, Microsoft and CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) of various nations. The UUS Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP). www.eccouncil.org


EC-Council Partner, Netacademia reveals a New Rootkit for Windows 32 bit version at Hacker Halted USA 2010

December 15th,  2010 – Albuquerque, NM – After so many years of silence on the Rootkit front, a brand new, fully functional yet undetectable Windows 2008/Windows 7 Rootkit was launched on Hacker Halted 2010, Miami . The rootkit, which also implements a so-called “theoretical” attack has been developed by a security professional from Hungary, Csaba Barta who is an EC-Council Certified Instructor at Netacademia. According to EC- Council current plans are to send the code to major virus scanner vendors, and then rootkit will be made available to the information security community as part of the next version of Certified Ethical Hacker V7  training.

After so many years of deep pocket investments and thorough development in the security field by many hardware and software vendors, many assume that there will be no more room for a perpetrator to implement such a code – that not only can hide itself in the computer but fool the operating system so badly that regular forensics investigations is unable to reveal it, not at least, without tedious efforts.

Csaba Barta, a Certified EC-Council Instructor of NetAcademia in Budapest, Hungary, and forensic investigator of Deloitte Hungary spent two and a half years investigating the most modern operating systems implementing a Rootkit which is able to switch logged on users’ identity, credentials and password with ease.

“My goal was to create a proof-of-concept Rootkit for training purposes only, that’s why you did not hear about it until now. It turned out later that I was able to implement attack types nobody else had done before”. – said Csaba, who is very proud of his Cached Data Attack module, which is capable of clearing and setting passwords in memory without the conscience of the operating system. He adds “This rootkit is a good example of how techniques used in widely spread forensic software could be used by malicious software in order to avoid detection. It has to be mentioned that the concept was first documented by Brendan Dolan-Gavitt in 2008.“

Some of the rootkit capabilities in a nutshell: besides of all the routine tasks that every Rootkit does (like hiding files, processes etc.), Csaba’s Rootkit is also capable of stealing access tokens from arbitrary processes, making security context change to SYSTEM and back a breeze. His proprietary implementation of Cached Data Attack reveals the inherent vulnerability of password handling of Windows. It is not only capable of setting any users’ password to any value but it does it leaving no tracks behind.

According to Sean Lim, Vice President of EC Council: “This is a two sided story. On one side, we are very proud of Csaba’s results, but the other hand it is a sad evidence of the fact that there are hidden attack that surface all the time. We plan to incorporate the Rootkit in the CEHv7 Training Material to make our students aware of the risks. We continue to draw attention to possible security threats to information technology systems and to provide solutions to these threats to ensure that such systems remain safe.”

ABOUT EC-COUNCIL

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.

EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Hacker Halted To Make Debut In Egypt

Under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications and Information Technology: Raya Academy, in cooperation with the EC Council, hosts “Hacker Halted 2010″ for the first time in Africa

Raya Academy, in cooperation with the EC Council, organized Hacker Halted Egypt 2010, a conference specialized in information security and combating internet crime, for the first time in Africa. Under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, the conference will take place from 13 – 14 December, 2010 in Fairmont Heliopolis Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.

More than 20 international IT professionals will discuss security and privacy of people’s information in the course of 16 sessions. The conference will also discuss the newest technologies that are adopted by large companies and e-government systems, such as cloud computing, as well as the international standards used to secure entities in different sectors, such as the banking, health and e-government sectors.

It is worth mentioning that Hacker Halted Egypt is being held during the same time of the “Third Arab African Conference on Internet Crime and Information Security”, under the auspices of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Fathy Sorour, President of the Egyptian People’s Assembly, His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Darwish, Minister of State Administrative Development and His Excellency Dr. Mofeed Shehab, Minister of State for legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

In addition, the conference will be attended by regional and international organizations such as the Bureau of Intellectual Property of the League of Arab States, the United Nations Office on Crime, the International Telecommunication Union and the Arab Organization of Administrative Development.

Also visit: http://www.zawya.com/mobile/default.cfm/sidZAWYA20101209135426/actstory


Hacker Halted USA Is Making Its Way To Miami Again

Overhauled cybersecurity conference to offer latest hacks on consumer devices, including health care. Aims to be the East Coast equivalent of Defcon.

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) June 16, 2010 — This year’s Hacker Halted USA will be bigger, better and more extreme than anything yet seen on the East Coast, according to Sanjay Bavisi, president and co-founder of the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), the information security certification group that created the annual cybersecurity conference and training event.

Hacker Halted USA 2010 will take place October 9th – 15th in Miami, Florida.

The conference will showcase the latest threats and research on cloud computing security, Wi-Fi exploits, social engineering and cyberwar. However, it will also unveil new hacks on a variety of “important consumer products, not just computer systems,” according to Bavisi.

“We are going to push the envelope with this year’s Hacker Halted,” Bavisi said. “As such, we intend to go further than other conferences have in demonstrating the new risks facing important consumer products – particularly in health care.”

“We are not going to let the cat out of the bag just yet,” Bavisi said, “but we plan to unveil several never before seen hacks on electronic devices that will shock consumers and businesses – and hopefully awaken more people to the many new dangers facing our interconnected world.”

Bavisi also announced that the EC-Council plans to keep Hacker Halted USA on the East Coast, “to better meet the needs of the U.S. IT Security community.” Now in its second year in Miami, Bavisi said he is intentionally targeting the Latin American community, which he sees as an important emerging market for IT security training and resources.

This year’s Hacker Halted USA will also feature keynotes from the following U.S. experts:

More details about Hacker Halted USA 2010 will be announced in the next few months. To read the latest news and conference announcements, please visit www.hackerhalted.com.

ABOUT HACKER HALTED USA:

Hacker Halted USA is a prominent annual cybersecurity conference on the East Coast. Created and owned by the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council), the conference series, which has also been held in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, provides the latest research and testing on new hacker threats and key information security issues. Speakers at Hacker Halted include the world’s most prominent experts on information security and global security threats. The conference also provides world class security training classes via the Hacker Halted Academy.

The objective of Hacker Halted is to raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security.
The global series of Hacker Halted is owned by EC-Council, a leading information security certification body, and the creators of the world-renowned Certified Ethical Hacker program as well as other certification programs.

More information available at www.hackerhalted.com.


“LIVE” Information Security Certification and Technical Training Classes At Hacker Halted Academy

Jul 1, 2009
Live Information Security Certification and Technical  Training Classes at Conference Hosted by  EC-CouncilInformation Security Conference in Miami
will be offering a variety of “live” information security certifications and  technical training classes Albuquerque, NM, July 1, 2009 – Hacker Halted USA 2009, a  comprehensive and complete information security conference hosted by EC-Council  will see the launch of the Hacker Halted Academy in Miami, Florida.

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Amit Yoran, Former Director of the US-CERT and National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security, to keynote at Hacker Halted USA 2009

CEO of Netwitness as one of the keynote speakers for information security conference where more than 50 international experts converge and discuss global cybersecurity issues; and uncover new exploits and vulnerabilities.

Albuquerque, NM, July 15, 2009 – Hacker Halted USA 2009, a leading information security conference hosted by EC-Council, today announced that Amit Yoran will be one of the Keynote Speaker for the conference to be held at Miami, Florida. Since 2006, Amit has served as the Chairman and CEO of Netwitness. He was formerly the Director of the US-CERT and National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security, and has served as CEO and advisor to In-Q-Tel, the venture capital arm of the CIA. He is currently a member of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th US President.

Amit Yoran joins an impressive presenters line up comprising world-renowned security experts who will be discussing the latest information security trends, present some of the best practices as well as uncover the latest vulnerabilities and exploits. Some of the speakers include:
Howard Schmidt
Ira Winkler
Dave Litchfield
Ari Takanen
Herbert H. Thompson
Jeff Bardin
Michael Malin
Greg Hoglund
Ron Gula
G.Mark Hardy
Mark Harris
Trey Ford
Edward Haletky
Gunter Ollman
James Aquilina
Erik Laykin
Chet Ratcliffe
Jayson E. Street
Daniel V. Hoffman
Ariel Silverstone
Jay Bavisi, Co-Founder and President of EC-Council, said “With such an impressive list of speakers making up a world class agenda, and being held at an exciting venue in Miami, Hacker Halted USA 2009 is poised to be the perfect platform for information security professionals globally to enhance knowledge and exchange views, as well as network with peers within the community.”

About Hacker Halted USA 2009

Hacker Halted USA 2009 is a complete and comprehensive information security conference hosted by EC-Council, a global leading certification body. The event will be held at the Hilton Miami Downtown, from Sep 20 – 25, 2009. Most registered participants of the conference will be entitled to attend one of three specially customized security training workshop, worth $599, at no additional cost on Sep 25.

In addition, EC-Council will be offering a heavily subsidized rate for all government and military personnel. Click HERE to find out more about this offer.
Some of the sponsors for this year’s event include Core Security Technologies, Sophos, Codenomicon, Cengage, Syngress, among others.

Since 2004, the global series of Hacker Halted has been successfully organized in many cities including Myrtle Beach, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei and Tokyo. Other cities slated to host the event in 2009 are Seoul, Hyderabad and Kuala Lumpur. The objective of the Hacker Halted conference series is to raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in Information Security


11th Hacker Halted Asia Pacific 2008 from Nov 3 – 6, 2008

The 11th Hacker Halted Conference has been successfully hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Nov 3 – 6, 2008.
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