May 17, 2020

Hacker Halted Set as Venue For North American CyperLympics Competition

(LiveHacking.Com) – The Global CyberLympics got underway on September 18th with the European Championships held in Budapest. Now on October the 25th, the world’s first international team ethical hacking championship comes to North America as part of Hacker Halted Miami.

The games, which are officially endorsed by the U.N.‘s cybersecurity executing arm, will be made up of both offensive and defensive security challenges. Teams will vie for regional championships, followed by a global hacking championship final to determine the world’s best cybersecurity team. The EC-Council is sponsoring the events with over $400,000 worth of prizes.

The Deloitte Netherlands team won the grueling European Championships and they will now represent Europe in the world finals in 2012. The North America Championships, which has been slimmed down to one competition from two (East and West), will decide which team will represent the USA and Canada.

The Global CyberLympics is supported by the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), which is part of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

“The Global CyberLympics could help to foster a greater sense of partnership and cooperation between countries on the issue of cybersecurity,” said Mohd Noor Amin, Chairman of IMPACT when the competition was originally announced.

LiveHacking.Com is proud to be an official partner of the Global CyberLympics.

Hacker Halted 2011 Lands in Miami for October Conference – Official Media Partner

(LiveHacking.Com) – The EC-Council has lined up the world’s top information security experts for Hacker Halted 2011. This year’s conference will take place from October 21-27 at the InterContinental Miami. is proud to be an official media partner of the 2011 conference.

The conference is split into two distinctive parts. From October 21 to October 24 is ‘Hacker Halted | Academy’, a series of technical training & certification classes led by world class instructors. Among the courses will be the renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program (a recently accepted certification of DoD Directive 8570.01M Change 2). Then from October 25 to October 27 is ‘Hacker Halted | Conference’. With a comprehensive agenda, and an international line up of speakers, the Hacker Halted Conference promises to be one of the best information security conferences this year.

Keynote speakers highlights at Hacker Halted 2011 include:

  • Bruce Schneier, Chief Security Technology Officer at BT, best-selling author of Applied Cryptography, developer of cryptographic algorithms, such as AES-finalist Twofish, and de facto spokesperson for the information security field
  • George Kurtz, Worldwide Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of McAfee, former CEO of Foundstone, before it was acquired by McAfee, and co-author of Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions.
  • Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys, former chairman and CEO of Signio (acquired by VeriSign), and former member of the Board of Trustees for The Internet Society.

Other speakers include Barnaby Jack, of the Black Hat 2010 ATM hacking demonstration fame and Moxie Marlinspike, Fellow at the Institute of Disruptive Studies, who has discovered numerous high profile security vulnerabilities, including flaws in SSL/TLS.

TakeDownCon Dallas 2011 Information Security Conference Starts Today

TakeDownCon Dallas 2011 starts today. This 2 day conference, which is in its debut year, is designed for technical information security and IT professionals of all levels.

The first keynote will be given by Josh Shaul and Alex Rothacker on the Anatomy Of A Database Attack. Today’s web-accessible databases are especially susceptible to attacks, partially because of the appeal of their lucrative repositories of data, and partially because IP entry affords hackers a broader range of methods with which to invade and gain access to database information. In this presentation, the Josh and Alex will describe some of the sophisticated methods used in invading enterprise databases, as well as provide guidelines and best practices on security and compliance in a variety of database systems including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, and Sybase.

Other first day presentations include:

A full schedule can be found here and the synopsis here.

TakeDownCon Dallas takes place at the InterContinental Dallas and is sponsored by Live Hacking, among others. Some of the supporting organizations of the event include the FBI InfraGard’s North Texas Chapter and NAISG’s Dallas Chapter. will bring you news, interviews and photos from the event.


Information Security Conference TakeDownCon 2011

May 14th sees the start of TakeDownCon 2011 in Dallas. This is the debut year for this conference and it promises to become an essential conference for all those involved in information security. TakeDownCon is a highly technical conference, designed by the EC-Council, that focuses on technical research in cutting-edge exploits and vulnerabilities. It also includes 4 days of training, including the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) – an accepted certification by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570, and 2 days of keynotes, demonstrations and presentations.

The first keynote will be given by Barnaby Jack, who most recently gained widespread media attention for demonstrating, at BlackHat 2010, the exploitation of vulnerabilities within Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). Other speakers include Josh Shaul, Joe McCray, Alex Rothacker, and Jeremiah Talamantes, on topics including database attacks, automated malware analysis and smart phone security models.

TakeDownCon Dallas takes place on May 14-19 at the InterContinental Dallas and is sponsored by Live Hacking, among others. Some of the supporting organizations of the event include the FBI InfraGard’s North Texas Chapter and NAISG’s Dallas Chapter.

The conference program can be seen here and the session synopses here. will bring you news, interviews and photos from the event.

Conference Series Targeting Technical Information Security Professionals Making Spring Debut in Dallas, Texas

EC-Council launches the TakeDownCon series – a highly technical information security conference series that promises to be an excellent knowledge acquisition and skills exchange platform.

TakeDownCon will bring together information security researchers and technical experts, both the brightest and darkest, from the corporate and government sectors to academic as well the underground, and make it into one of the world’s premier infosec event where the latest security threats are presented and debated, and vulnerabilities are disclosed and scrutinized.

TakeDownCon will also feature a pre-event training platform offering EC-Council certification training including the world-renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) programs. In addition, there will also be highly advanced and technical courses offered by EC-Council’s Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST). These programs are designed by industry practitioners and experts, and will allow participants to go through both hands on and real life scenario based training covering domains such as web application security, penetration testing and social engineering.

Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council said, “There is a huge gap, and we recognize the need for more information security training and education. TakeDownCon will be the ideal platform for knowledge acquisition. Dallas was chosen for its strategic geographical location, and the vast demand for information security training. TakeDownCon, being highly technical, will feature a brand new format, it will be very focused, content driven, and attendees will see no frills, thus making it accessible for the masses.”

This conference will also see the launch of “Nite Locks et all”. It is where physical security vulnerabilities and lock picking skills will be showcased, and a chance for attendees to try their hands on lock picking, under the tutelage of experts in this realm.

The Call for Paper is now open. If you are interested to reveal a zero day exploit, expose a new vulnerability or flag an unknown threat, this may well be the platform for you to showcase and demonstrate your technical expertise and proficiency, as well as demonstrate your thought leadership. Do visit to submit your paper to be considered.

TakeDownCon will make its debut in Dallas, TX from May 14 – 19, 2011. More details can be found at