Security conference Hack in The Box celebrates its tenth year in Malaysia

Summary:It's been ten years since Hack in The Box SecConf broke ground in Malaysia. HiTB celebrates its birthday next month in Kuala Lumpur with an exciting lineup.

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From October 8-11 the Intercontinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur will be the epicenter for a historical security event: next month in Malaysia, conference of legend Hack in The Box will celebrate its tenth year.

Hack in The Box returns to the scene of the crime for an anniversary fête that looks amazing - and will be packed with hackers, security professionals, developers and more from around the world.

It's expected to be the biggest HiTB to date. 

Unlike most conferences, the two main days of HiTB's triple-track conference will have no keynotes and no labs. Instead, HiTB is showcasing over 40 notorious speakers handpicked out of the con's past 10 years.

This lineup includes founders from The Pirate Bay, OpenBSD creator Theo de Raadt, John ‘Captain Crunch’ Draper and HiTB hints on its website they may also bring out members of the LSD Group, among many others.  

Along with the infosec conference's two days of triple-track, hour-long talks, HiTB has other entertainment planned such as a 36-hour hackathon, concurrent with a 36-hour game of Capture the Flag - plus an HITB CommSec Village and large Lockpicking Village.

There's also a charity auction planned to benefit Malaysia's Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital: a private, not-for-profit hospital that runs a state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility which treats patients irregardless of race or financial status, and is currently in need of expansion funds.

Hack in The Box ("Keeping knowledge free for over a decade") started out just after the dotcom boom nuked cutesy startups from orbit and the internet's atmosphere turned several shades of noir - crime noir, that is. It was at that time HITBSecConf began, and since has pulled in many of the world’s top - and most infamous - security experts and hackers, many at the height of their influence and impact. In the past decade, HiTB has expanded to Europe and the Middle East. 

Find out more:

Tickets for HiTBSecConf2012 Malaysia - conference only - are MYR (Malaysian Ringgit) 1599 or USD $550, and credit cards can be processed on-site.

Registration is currently closed for HiTB/Malaysia's first two days (October 8 and 9). It's no wonder as these intensive training sessions include War Driving Kuala Lumpur 3.0Mobile App HackingAdvanced Malcode Threat AnalysisThe Shellcode Lab (available to HiTB attendees for the first time) and much more.

Topics: Security, Malaysia, Malware, Microsoft, Mobile OS

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Ms. Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com, @violetblue) is a freelance investigative reporter on hacking and cybercrime at Zero Day/ZDNet, CNET and CBS News, as well as a noted sex columnist. She has made regular appearances on CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show and is regularly interviewed, quoted, and featured in a variety of publications that inclu... Full Bio

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