HITB security conference goes to Bahrain

The Star (Malaysia)

Building on the successes of past security conferences, the organiser of the annual Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf), has decided to stage another conference outside of Malaysia.

According to Hack In The Box Sdn Bhd, the conference will be held in Manama, Bahrain, from April 10-13 and will feature more than 18 of the world’s renowned hackers and network security researchers. Other experts hailing from Europe, Britain, United States, Canada, Australia and Asia Pacific will also be on hand to present their latest research.

“We’ve had extremely good response to our past conferences in Malaysia and we hope that expanding the HITBSecConf2005 in the Middle East will promote the sharing and dessemination of deep-knowledge technical information,” said Dhillon Andrew Kannabhiran, founder and chief executive of Hack In The Box.

The company first started organising its HITBSecConf four years ago. In recent years, it has managed to attract some of the world’s best-known hackers such as Theo De Raadt and John T. Draper as well as Polish celebrity hackers – The Last Stage of Delirium (LSD) Research Group – who gained fame for “breaking the Windows operating system” in 2003.

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-04-05 6:42 pm
Security experts converge in Bahrain

Computerworld Malaysia

THE organiser of the popular Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf) has announced that over 18 of the world’s renowned hackers and network security researchers would be attending the fourth HITBSecConf, to be held in Manama Bahrain from April 10-13. Organised in partnership with E-Security Gulf Group, a security services and security solutions reseller based in Manama, HITBSecConf2005 will feature experts who will be on hand to present their latest research and findings in the computer and network security fields.

HITBSecConf2005 will run over a period of four days, with a two-day multi-track deep-knowledge network security conference followed by another two days of hands-on technical workshops. Prominent keynote speakers include Bruce Schneier, CTO of Counterpane Internet Security; Paul Mcnabb, general manager and director of business development of Argus Systems; and Jorge Sebastiao, CEO of E-Security Gulf Group.

Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and the author of eight books, including his current bestseller, Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World. Schneier also designed the popular Blowfish and Twofish encryption algorithms — the latter a finalist for the new Federal Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). He has served on the board of directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, and is an advisory board member for the Electronic Privacy Information Centre.

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-04-04 9:47 am
Microsoft sponsors HITBSecConf2005 planned for Bahrain

AME Info

This year marks the first time the HITBSecConf is being held outside its main venue in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A prime network security conference, the HITBSecConf receives visitors from all over the world every year and is represented by some of the biggest names in the network security industry presenting their latest research and findings annually. With growing incidences of security attacks and hacking, businesses around the world have a profound need to implement complete security solutions. The HITBSecConf addresses these security issues on both a regional and international scale, providing solutions for businesses. Speakers at the conference will include: Bruce Schneier, Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Counterpane Internet Security and Paul Mcnabb, General Manager and Director of Business Development of Argus Systems Group.

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-04-04 9:46 am
Bahrain hosting first IT security forum

Gulf Daily News

Bahrain is hosting the Hack In The Box (HITB) 2005 global IT security conference for the first time in the region starting on April 10, announced eSecurity Gulf Group (eSgulf). Two days of workshops with the participation of international, regional and local security experts will follow the two-day conference, being held at the Taj Palace Hotel in Manama. HITB is a well-known event especially in Asia and is sponsored by the non-profit Hack In The Box organisation.

It is being held for the fifth time and focuses on an in-depth knowledge on security and will end on April 13. eSgulf chief executive officer Jorge Sebastiao said the onference primarily aims to promote security awareness to security professionals and their counterparts working in organisations. HITB 2005 targets different levels of security expertise of different sectors including IT managers, application developers, auditors and security consultants.

Posted by Administrator @ 2005-04-04 9:45 am
Past Press / Media Coverage

Please click here to view the media coverage for HITBSecConf2004 which was held at The Westin in Kuala Lumpur.

Posted by Administrator @ 2004-11-21 11:15 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.