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
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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