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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bruce Schneier (CTO, Counterpane Internet Security)t s

Filed under: Main Page — Administrator @ 2:09 pm

February 22, 2006

Due to unforseen circumstances, Bruce Schneier will not be able to make it to Malaysia. He will however still deliver his keynote LIVE VIA WEBCAST. HITB and Mr. Schneier would sincerely like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Presentation Title: Schneier on Security
Presentation Abstract

Always interesting and entertaining, Bruce Schneier will talk about current topics in security, economics, and society.

About Bruce Schneier:

Internationally-renowned security technologist and author Bruce Schneier is both a Founder and the Chief Technical Officer of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. the world’s leading protector of networked information - the inventor of outsourced security monitoring and the foremost authority on effective mitigation of emerging IT threats.

Bruce is responsible for maintaining Counterpane’s technical lead in world-class information security technology and its practical and effective implementation. Bruce’s security experience makes him uniquely qualified to shape the direction of the company’s research endeavors, as well as to act as a spokesperson to the business community on security issues and solutions.

Bruce is the author of eight books, including his current best seller, Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly about Security in an Uncertain World, which tackles the problems of security from the small to the large: personal safety, crime, corporate security, national security. Secrets & Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, which was published in October 2000, has sold 150,000 copies. One of his earlier books, Applied Cryptography, now in its second edition, is the seminal work in its field and has sold over 200,000 copies and has been translated into five languages. He writes the free email newsletter Crypto-Gram, which has over 120,000 readers. He has presented papers at many international conferences, and he is a frequent writer, contributing editor, and lecturer on the topics of cryptography, computer security, and privacy.

Bruce designed the popular Blowfish and Twofish encryption algorithms, the latter a finalist for the new Federal Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). Bruce served on the board of directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, and is an Advisory Board member for the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Bruce holds an MS degree in computer science from American University and a BS degree in physics from the University of Rochester.

To subscribe to Bruce’s free monthly newsletter Crypto-Gram, please visit http://www.counterpane.com/crypto-gram.html

Event Organizer

Hack In The Box (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Supported & Endorsed By

Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Malaysian Administrative Modernisation & Management Planning Unit

Platinum Sponsors

Foundstone - A division of McAfee Inc.

Microsoft Corporation

Main Sponsors

Cisco Systems

Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs Innovations

Official Airline Partner

Internet Bandwidth Sponsor

AIMS - Malaysia's Telecommunications Hub

Official Hotel

Westin Kuala Lumpur

CTF Sponsor


CTF Prize Sponsor

Scan Associates Berhad.

Our Speakers Are Supported By:

Bellua Asia Pacific

Core Security Technologies

Media Partners:

InfoSec News

(ISN) InfoSec News

Virus Bulletin online magazine is dedicated exclusively to reporting and analysing malicious computer programs and spam. The annual Virus Bulletin conference is cited by many in the industry as the anti-malware event of the year.

Insecure Magazine

Phrack Magazine

Hakin9 Magazine

Supporting Organizations


ISECOM - Insititue for Security and Open Methodologies

IT Underground

Chaos Computer Club (Germany)

X-Focus China

Zone-H Defacement Mirror

Xatrix Security


Special Interest Group in Security & Information InteGrity Singapore