Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
A new report by McAfee shows that malware threats are the worst they’ve been in at least four years, with over 1.5 million new virus, worm and Trojan samples collected since the start of 2012. As companies and organizations prepare to defend themselves in an increasingly dangerous online environment, knowledge and training are the keys to success - along with strong leadership from qualified chief information security officers (CISOs).
The timing couldn’t be better for EC-Council’s fourth annual Hacker Halted information security conference, which is being held October 29-31 in Miami, Florida.
This year’s conference includes top speakers from the information security industry; new research into exploits, threats and vulnerabilities; top-notch ethical hacker training from the Hacker Halted Academy; the second annual Global CISO Forum with 80 top U.S. information security executives; and the Global CyberLympics championships with top ethical hacker teams.
“Over the last few years, Hacker Halted has evolved into a leading information security conference for the East Coast and we’re pleased at the high caliber of this year’s keynote speakers and presentations,” said Jay Bavisi, president of EC-Council, the organizer of Hacker Halted. “Attendees of Hacker Halted can count on high-level talks from the industry’s foremost experts and the latest research into new threats and defenses, plus top-notch training from leading infosec experts. This year’s event should be particularly interesting with cutting-edge talks on mobile security, cloud security and other important issues.”
Here are the key highlights of this year’s Hacker Halted:
Over 50 talks will be given at Hacker Halted USA, divided into three tracks:
For a complete list of presentations, with links to speaker bios and topic abstracts, visit: http://www.hackerhalted.com/2012/Presenters.aspx.
Cloud Security Panel:
Sponsored by Dark Reading, Hacker Halted’s “Cloud Security Panel” will offer a presidential-style debate on the top issues and threats facing the cloud, with 13 leading experts from security firms, cloud software vendors, cloud providers and the federal government. Companies and organizations participating include: VMware, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Hewlett-Packard Software, CA Technologies, TW Telecom, World Wide Technology, International Computerware, Coalfire and more.
The cloud security panel will be held on October 30th.
Hacker Halted Academy, in conjunction with its Center of Advanced Security Training (CAST), will host 14 advanced training courses for IT security professionals. These classes include:
For details on the training classes available at Hacker Halted, visit http://www.hackerhalted.com/2012/Training.aspx.
ABOUT HACKER HALTED:
EC-Council’s flagship information security conference, Hacker Halted, aims to raise awareness toward increased education and ethics in information security. This information security conference series covers in-depth topics into the development of security issues plaguing the world. Hacker Halted features many world-renowned subject matter experts and high-level speakers, as well as some of the best technology companies showcasing their products and services. Hacker Halted provides the most sought after technical training and certification classes offered through Hacker Halted Academy by top training companies and led by well-respected instructors. Hacker Halted has grown; from a single annual conference in Miami to a global conference series with events held in Malaysia, Dubai, Egypt, Singapore, Mexico, and Japan since its inception in 2009. For more information about Hacker Halted, please visit: http://www.hackerhalted.com/2012.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. EC Council is the owner and developer of the world-famous E-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), License Penetration Tester (LPT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Network Security Administrator (ENSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI), Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP), Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA) and Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program for meeting the 4011, 4012, 4013A, 4014, 4015 and 4016 training standards for information security professionals and most recently EC-Council has received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). For more information about EC-Council, please visit http://www.eccouncil.org