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Posted by Administrator @ 2005-06-26 10:23 am
Photos and Presentation Slides

Well we’re back from HITBSecConf2005 Bahrain and the photos from the event are available online at On behalf of the HITB Crew, we wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the speakers and sponsors who supported us for this conference! Thank you!

We will also be putting the presentation slides online in the coming days.

On a side note do stay tuned for the announcement regarding HITBSecConf2005 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia… Seeing that it’s our 5th conference, we’re planning something extra special. It’s gonna be cool…

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-04-14 2:41 pm
Sponsors & Supporting Organizations

We are proud to announce the finalized list of Sponsors and Supporting Organizations for HITBSecConf2005 - Bahrain.

Microsoft Corporation
Argus Systems Group
Bahrain International Circuit
Gulf Air
Kingdom University Bahrain
Instec Digital Systems
Oracle Corporation
Duroob Technology
Qatar Airways

HITBSecConf2005 - Bahrain is also supported by

Bellua Asia Pacific
X-Focus China
Bahrain Information Technology Society

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-03-31 11:36 am
HITBSecConf2005 - Finalized Speaker List

We are proud to announce the latest speaker additions to HITBSecConf2005 - Bahrain.


Bruce Schneier - Founder and Chief Technical Officer, Counterpane Internet Security
Paul Mcnabb - General Manager and Director of Business Development, Argus Systems Group
Jorge Sebastiao - Chief Executive Officer, E-Security Gulf Group.


Dr. Khaled Negm (Associate Professor, Etisalat College of Engineering, UAE)
Ryan Lackey (CEO, BlueIraq)
San (X-Focus, China)
Samy Al Bahra (TrustedBSD)
Zubair Khan
Ahmad Elkhatib
Pukhraj Singh
Ilja van Sprundel
Javed Ahmed Abbasi
Manzur Ashraf

The following presenters have also announced their paper titles.

Meder Kydyraliev & Fyodor Yarochkin
Anthony Zboralski (Gaius)
Roberto Preatoni & Fabio Ghioni
Emmanuel Gadaix

In the next couple of days we will be announcing the updated training/workshop tracks that will be conducted on the 12th & 13th April 2005.

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-03-17 11:10 am
HITBSecConf2004 - Conference Videos released

We are proud to announce the immediate availability of the Hack In The Box Security Conference 2004 videos [Pack-1 and Pack-2]. Held at The Westin Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia from October 4th till the 7th, HITBSecConf2004 saw some of the biggest names in the network security industry down to present their latest research and findings. HITBSecConf2004 was also the first time we had two keynote speakers namely Theo de Raadt, creator and project leader for OpenBSD and OpenSSH and John T. Draper infamously known as Captain Crunch. Other speakers who presented include the grugq, Shreeraj Shah, Fyodor Yarochkin, Emmanuel Gadaix, Adam Gowdiak, Jose Nazario, Meder Kydyraliev and several others.

We have broken the video files into two separate packages. These files have been encoded using the DIVX codec and we are distributing them via Bit Torrent.

HITBSecConf2004-Pack-1 contains:

Keynote Speaker 1 - Theo de Raadt
Exploit Mitigation Techniques

Adam Gowdiak
Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) Security Vulnerabilities

Fyodor Yarochkin & Meder Kydyraliev
Security Tools Integration Framework (STIF)

Gareth Davies (NSS MSC)
Advanced Information Gathering aka Google Hacking

The Grugq
The Art of Defiling: Defeating Forensic Analysis on Unix File Systems

Jose Nazario
Packet Mastering

Suresh Ramasamy (TimeDotCom)
Cryptography Demystified

Teo Sze Siong
Stealth Virus Design Thru Breeding Concept (Non Polymorphic)

HITBSecConf2004-Pack-2 contains:

Keynote Speaker 2 - John T. Draper (Captain Crunch)
Security Threats from Spamming

Emmanuel Gadaix (TSTF)
Phreaking in the 21st Century

Jorge Sebastiao (ES-Gulf)

Toh Swee Hoe (MCMC)
Information Network Security Issues in the Communications and Multimedia Industry

SK Chong (Scan Associates)
Windows Local Kernel Exploitation

Roberto Preatoni (Zone-H) and Fabio Ghioni
Asymmetric Warfare and Interception Revealed

Shreeraj Shah (Net-Square)
Web Services - Attacks and Defense Strategies, Methods and Tools

Sukdev Singh (ISS)
Protecting Your Business From Phishing & Internet Attacks

HITBSecConf2004 Panel Discussion

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-03-07 10:54 pm
Call for Papers is now closed

Our Call for Papers (CFP) for HITBSecConf2005 - Bahrain is now closed. Thank you to all of you who submitted. We will be contacting all of you via e-mail on whether your papers have been accepted or not. Thank you once again.

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-03-01 11:21 pm
Updated Conference Speaker List

We are pleased to announce the following additions to our speaker list for HITBSecConf2005 - Bahrain.

Fyodor Yarochkin (Co-Author X-Probe)
Wafik Ajoor (Directorate of Wireless Licensing, Frequency & Monitoring, Ministry of Transportation Bahrain)
Meder Kydyraliev (Co-Author X-Probe).

Do note that our Call for Papers will be closing on the 1st of March.

We are also proud to announce our sponsors for HITBSecConf2005 - Bahrain, Microsoft Corporation and Argus Systems Group.

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-02-03 1:57 pm
Registration Now Open!

Registration for HITBSecConf2005 - Bahrain is now open. Do note that the early bird registration rate ends 1st March 2005! Kindly click here for further details.

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-01-16 3:15 pm
CFP now open

The Call for Papers for HITBSecConf2005 - Bahrain is now open. Please ensure all your paper submissions reach us before March 1st 2005. For further details, please take a look at the CFP Page.

Posted by Administrator @ 2004-12-01 7:07 pm

Welcome to the official website for HITBSecConf2005 Bahrain. This conference will mark the fourth conference in our HITBSecConf series and the first time that a HITB Security Conference is taking place outside of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia! HITBSecConf2005 in Manama Bahrain is jointly organized by Hack In The Box and E-Security Gulf Group.

Expected Capacity: 400 pax
Venue: Taj Palace, Bahrain
Timing: 07:30 - 17:00

Visa Requirements:

No visa is required for the nationals of the GCC. These include people from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, however a valid passport/travel document will be required. GCC and most nationalities coming to Bahrain will be able to get an “on-arrival visa” which permits them to stay for a maximum period of one week. Other nationalities business visit visas can be arranged on a 48 hour notice.

Triple-Track Security Conference

Date Item Duration
April 10th & April 11th

Triple-Track Security Conference

2 Days
April 10th & April 11th
Capture The Flag (CTF) & Open-Hack

2 Days

2-Day Hands-On Technical Training:

Date Item Duration Trainer / Speaker
April 12th & April 13th

Technical Training Track A

2 Days Meling Mudin (spoonfork)
April 12th & April 13th
Technical Training Track B

2 Days

Jorge Sebastiao
April 12th & April 13th
Technical Training Track C
2 Days Shreeraj Shah
April 12th & April 13th
Technical Training Track D
2 Days Anthony Zboralski (gaius)

Posted by Administrator @ 2004-11-21 9:25 pm

Event Organizers

E-Security Gulf Group  

Hack In The Box (M) Sdn. Bhd.  


Microsoft Corporation  

Argus Systems Group 

Bahrain International Circuit 

Gulf Air 

Kingdom University, Bahrain 

Instec Digital Systems 

Oracle Corporation 


Duroob Technology 

Qatar Airways 

Supporting Organizations

Bellua Asia Pacific  

X-Focus China  

Bahrain Information Technology Society 

Hack In The Box (M) Sdn. Bhd.