Hack the Hackers 2012

Hack the Hackers 2012
June 19, 2012 EC-Council

Hack the Hackers 2012
Sofia, Bulgaria

On June 7th, 2012 New Horizons Bulgaria hold Hack the Hackers 2012 – a free seminar with live hacking demos, organized exclusively to promote EC-Council and CEH in Bulgaria.

The event was led by EC-Council top trainer Sean Hanna, who was in Bulgaria to deliver the third CEH training for New Horizons’ clients.

We managed to get Sofia University – the largest and most prestigious university in Bulgaria – to partner and sponsor the event. They provided us with a 300 seat auditorium, situated in the center of Sofia.

Official media partner of the event was Kaldata.com – the leading Bulgarian site for software, hardware and IT news, with over 1,500,000 unique monthly visitors.

Hack the Hackers was once again greatly supported by EC-Council, which was announced as the exclusive certification partner of the event. Hanan Wagie, Senior Director – EMEA, provided us with free 3 CEHv7 digital courseware and 3 iLabs, and arranged an exclusive interview with EC-Council President Jay Bavisi.

The campaign started on May 4th with the launch of Hack the Hackers website and two days later we got 300 registrations! Not a single euro was spent on advertising – an email invitation to our newsletter subscribers and a press release were just enough to spread the word.

Hack the Hackers event was attended by more than 250 onsite and 60 online participants. Many of them work for high-profile companies from the following sectors: Finance, Telecommunications, Information Technologies, Public Administration, Energy, and Manufacturing.

Sean presented the topic Client Side Hacking – Targeting the User, and demonstrated Cracking wireless WPS with Reaver, Remote Code Execution Buffer Overflow, Social engineering with SET and DNS Spoofing). At the end of the seminar two CEH vouchers were awarded to: Lazar Sestrimski, developer at Haemimont LTD, and Vlado Treneski, CISO at Interakcija.

The event got media coverage by Bulgaria’s most popular TV channel (bTV), and a number of online media (Kaldata, Saga Technology, itForum, Info Week, etc.).

Difficulties: Despite the venue was glorious and in a perfect location, we experienced difficulties with the university administration, such as organizational problems, voice echo and lack of technical support.

Next steps:

1. Promotion of EC-Council Secure Computer User Specialist program, in response to growing interest in security issues among non-IT people.

2. Promotion of EC-Council Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator program to raise awareness about collecting digital evidences.


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