GCC's premier computer security event coming to Dubai for third time
Leading network security specialists from around the world will be in Dubai next month for the third Hack in The Box Security Conference to take place in the GCC.
HITBSecConf2009 - Dubai, will be held between the 20th and 23rd of April at the Sheraton Dubai Creek in the heart of downtown Dubai.
The 4-day event will kick off with 2 days of hands on technical training sessions covering a range of topics including Web Application Attack and Defense, 802.11 Ninjitsu and The Exploit Laboratory 3.0 - an intensive hands-on course for those wishing to dive into vulnerability analysis and exploit writing.
The conference which takes place on the 22nd and 23rd of April will be run in a dual track format and features two keynote sessions. Mr. Philippe Langois, advisor to Netvibes and a Global partner at Telecom Security Task Force, will deliver the keynote on day 1.
Mr. Langlois is also the Founder of world-leading vulnerability-assessment service provider, Qualys. In addition, he also founded the computer and network security company Intrinsec in 1995 and Worldnet, France's first public Internet service provider, in 1993. Mr Langlois was also lead designer for Payline, the first French e-commerce payment gateway.
His keynote titled 'From Hacking, Startups to HackLabs: Global Perspective and New Fields', will deal with the evolution of network security attacks, the new state of 'counter terrorism', and where the hackers of tomorrow are focusing their attention.
The keynote session on Day 2 titled 'Security Cogs and Levers' will be presented by Mark Curphey, Director at Microsoft's Connected Information Systems Group (CISG).
Mark is also the Founder of the Open Web Application Project (OWASP), which has become the 'go-to' site for developers and system architects and recommended reading by the US Federal Trade Committee.
Mark will discuss key technology trends, how they will be applied to the information security domain in the future and how people, processes and security technology will need to evolve to keep pace.
Other noteworthy presentations lined up include, 'Attacking Windows 7 via Boot Sectors', 'Telecom Infrastructure Security: The SS7 Protocols', 'Pickpocketing mWallets: A Guide to Looting Mobile Financial Services', 'Cross Domain Leakiness and Attacking SSL Sessions' and 'NKill: The Internet Killboard' - a new tool which gives attackers the ability to discover interesting relationships between seemingly unrelated hosts and companies and to pull vulnerable hosts for a specific domain, company or even an entire country.
To find out more about HITBSecConf2009 - Dubai and details on how to register for the event, please visit the event's website.
HackInTheBox Dubai 2009 Site
HackInTheBox Dubai 2009 Conference Kit