Friday, September 28, 2012

HITB - Keeping Knowledge Free for Over a Decade

Some of you might remember the first HITB conference at Cititel Hotel, Kuala Lumpur back in 2003. That year HD Moore spoke about Metasploit back when it was just the Metasploit Framework. That very conference also marked the last public appearance for LSD Group aka The Hackers Who Broke Windows. Sounds like a decade ago? Well, you are right. Believe it or not, it has been TEN YEARS since HITB CREW first conference and what a ride it has been – ten great years, three continents, hundreds of speakers, thousands of attendees and a lifetime of stories.

Other Conference Activities:
Following the success of HackWEEKDAY held for the first time last year at the HITB Security Conference in Kuala Lumpur, HITB2012KUL will see the introduction of HackWEEKDAY – Hack-to-Hack

An all new 36 hour hackathon which will will run alongside our 10th year anniversary conference kicking off on the evening of October 9th (training day 2).

Registration is COMPLETELY FREE and we have space for 50 developers in total comprising a mix of .edu and professional developers.

The HITB CommSec Village is our new Community and Security area dedicated to highlighting various security related projects from the open source community and from various hackerspaces. These communities will have their own playground and demonstration area to show off their projects and a chance to interact with the conference attendees.

Capture The Flag
To celebrate the 10th year anniversary of HITBSecConf, the CTF Overlords and CTF Crews 1.0, 2.0 and the all-new 3.0 will be coming together to work on a 32 HOUR NON STOP CAPTURE THE FLAG COMPETITION which we’re calling CTF Weapons of Mass Destruction – Fallout Apocalypse!

In our previous CTF Weapons of Mass Destruction, Teams had a set of daemons / services running on their machines and they had to exploit rival teams’ daemons to steal their flags. Submit the flags to obtain offensive points and also unlock nuclear weapons that can be launched against rival teams. For defensive points, all the team had to do was to keep their daemons up and running.