Hacker conference starts next week

Hacker conference starts next week
Hacker conference starts next week 

The Star
September 29, 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: The term "cloud computing" dominates the headlines these 
days but like most paradigm changes requiring new technology, various 
risk and vulnerabilities of these new systems are also introduced.

Haroon Meer, technical director of information security company 
Sensepost, will separate fact from fiction in his talk Clobbering the 
Cloud while walking through real-world attacks on this technology. He 
will also focus on attacks that use cloud platforms as tools to create 

The 7th annual Hack in The Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf) has 
secured Meer and some of the other mainstream and underground ICT 
security experts who will present on a range of relevant hardware and 
software topics at the Crowne Plaza Mutiara here on Oct 7 and 8.

The conference starts Oct 5.

In a presentation titled Offensive Cloud Computing with Hadoop and 
Backtrack, Justin Lundy - founder and CEO of Subterrain Networks Inc, an 
information security contractor - will demonstrate offensive cloud 
computing techniques.

He will also show the code used to enumerate, analyse, and penetrate 
extremely large networks in record time. All demonstrations will focus 
on attacks against the big players on the Web, such as Amazon's EC2 and


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