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Hacker Halted Malaysia 2012

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We are big fans of EC Council (the computer security training folk) and their Certified Ethical Hacker qualification and just want you all to know that this year’s Hacker Halted 2012 Asia Pacific is taking place in a few days in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, November 19-22, 2012.

This year’s event will be held at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel.

Hacker Halted 2012 Miami was brilliant. We have a couple of posts on some of the presentations you can check out – one by Josh Shaul: Hacking The Big Four Databases and another by Jeremiah Grossman titled: Strategies for Web Application Security at Scale.

The theme of this year’s Malaysian Hacker Halted is “Unravel the Enigma of Insecurity” which in their own words is designed to “reflect an understanding of today’s information security dynamic and complex environment.”

Since 2004 the Hacker Halted series of conferences have been knocking out great content and allowing professionals working with the IT security services the opportunity to network. The intention with this conference, much like Hacker Halter Miami, is to facilitate a platform for pentesters and security professionals to meet and share relevant and up-to-date intrusion, ideas and strategies to enable better data protection.

Hacker Halted has been hosted in Malaysia since 2004 with an average attendance of over 400 individuals from the information security industry.

Our intentions has remained steadfast and clear, to create a platform to facilitate knowledge transfer and sharing on the latest information security threats, counter-measures, and to measure how the industry has evolved throughout the years. Participants will be able to witness live hacking sessions, learn and compare best practices and network with industry leaders and peers.

Quick summary of some of the keynotes:

Jay Bavisi, the Co-Founder and President of EC-Council, will be there as always. Jay gave a great speech in Miami so try not to miss him talk. He ought to kick-off proceedings so get there early.

Haja Mohideen will also be present. Haja is Jay’s Co-Founder and currently serves at EC-Council’s CTO. Haja He manages the information security certifications and training programs for EC-Council. In fact, Haja pioneered the ever-increasing and popular CEH certification, CHFI, ECSA/LPT and ECSP. For a quick comparison to CEH and Mile2 CPTC you might want to check our post on that here.

Drew Williams will be present. Drew is credited with having helped to create the foundation of what is now a multibillion dollar IT security industry. In the mid to late 1990s, Drew worked for and consulted with the most powerful and respectable IT security companies in Northern America. Drew defined the parameters of IT security, security frameworks and services, and federal compliance standards.

Other keynotes include Zachary Wolff, Joe McCray, Tim Pierson and Wayne Burke. Where you there? Let is know – post below!

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