June 14, 2021

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 – LiveHacking.com 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. LiveHacking.com 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.