Posts Tagged With ‘USA’


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