Thursday, 28 February 2013

Video: Hacker Halted 2012 overview


Although hurricane Sandy hit at the worst possible time, Hacker Halted 2012 was still hugely successful, with over 600 security enthusiasts still managing to make it.

Hacker Halted 2012 MiamiThe Hacker Halted Conference by the EC-Council was a lot of fun. It also included training led by well-known industry names such as security expert Jack Daniel and the CHFI class by Robert Reed. At the end of the training they even got to take the exam.

After the 4 days of training, the main conference kicked off with many top-tier speakers and short break out session presentations. Some of the break out presentations included golden techniques and advanced tactics.

Not only did the conference have everything that a growing IT security professional would want from an industry standpoint, but it also had the world renowned South Beach by its side and a party that the EC-Council hosts for the conference attendees which has always blown them away.

The hackers conference is now in its 14th year with the objective to “raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in IT Security.”

The presentations included the following subjects:

    Eric Lopez EC-Council
  • Threats & Counter Measures
  • Incident Response & Computer Forensics
  • Secure Programming
  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
  • Social Engineering
  • Virtualization Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Malware and Botnets
  • Physical Security
  • Governance
  • Policies & Standard
After the conference, Firebrand Training caught up with the organiser of the event and Director of Online Learning - Eric Lopez, who gave us an overview what had happened. He talks about the successful Hackers vs CISO’s debate and the highly enjoyable hackathon competition. Watch the full interview below:

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