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Deviant Ollam, Eric Michaud and Q (Members of The Open Organization of Lockpickers)

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Presentation Title: Security: Past, Present, and Future
Presentation Details:

True security is often difficult to achieve in our modern age. Most individuals totally overlook this aspect of our daily lives, and those who attempt to take active steps to achieve security often invest in falsehoods and empty promises as opposed to reliable technologies.

Every day, countless people come into direct contact with frighteningly insecure systems and fail to take notice. Such problems will typically remain unaddressed until a catastrophic event captures everyone’s attention. Why is there so much ignorance in this field? Why aren’t manufacturers implementing stronger products? The answer to this conundrum is simple: It is a matter of awareness. While some may lay blame upon the manufacturers, whose profit motive typically dictates production with the least amount of overhead at the cost of security, the chief reason for weak products is the level of awareness the customer-base holds. Without a properly informed public, consumers can never properly make their priorities known in the marketplace.

The average individual is completely ignorant of how quickly their home or business locks and authentication systems can be bypassed. As long as this knowledge remains hidden in the depths of “professionally privileged information” and obscured by the manufacturers themselves, the worse security will be for all of us. We will explain and demonstrate security methods of the past, present, and future. Not only will both old and new technologies be explored… they will also be compromised before your very eyes. Everyone will come to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of various technologies… thus everyone may decide the value of such products for themselves.

If after the conclusion of our talks we have not overwhelmed your minds enough with extensive details, you are also all invited to come and see us at the “Lock pick Village“… an entire area where attendees may ask additional questions and try their hand at everything we have demonstrated and described.

About Deviant

Deviant Ollam is a network engineer and IT security consultant based out of Philadelphia. Repeatedly unsatisfied with the work of individuals whom are often called to assist at various job sites, Deviant has repeatedly opted to branch his base of knowledge outward as opposed to hiring contractors when unique client needs arise. During a facility installation in late 2002, after a series of terrible meetings with alarm installers, he chose to learn the workings of burglar alarm systems and custom design a security infrastructure for a medical services company. He later became a central member of the USA branch of the Open Organization of Lockpickers and now spends much of his spare time exploring the weaknesses and strengths of lock hardware.

About Eric

Eric Michaud a recent university graduate, and co-founder of a small technology firm in the greater New York area, assists clients in the secure development of technological systems and infrastructure. A founding member of TOOOL-US, Eric has participated in lockpicking and physical security demonstrations at DefCon, HOPE conferences, ShmooCon, What The Hack, and the Chaos Communication Congress.

About Q

As the co-founder of a small technology company in New Jersey, Q spends his time building, breaking, designing, researching, and experimenting… all in the name of science and security. First introduced to the lockpicking world by Deviant at DefCon 13, Q found that it was a perfect meld with his already extensive knowledge of digital authentication systems.

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

Microsoft Corporation

Gold Sponsors


Official Airline Partner

Internet Bandwidth Sponsor

Global Transit

CTF Sponsor

Scan Associates

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Scan Associates

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HITB Cinema Sponsor

Avenuz Sdn. Bhd.

Official Creation Station

The Womb.com

Our Speakers are Supported By

F-Secure Corporation

Arbor Networks


Bellua Asia Pacific


Mozilla Corporation

Mu Security

Supporting Media:

Virus Bulletin

Virus Bulletin (VB)

InfoSec News

(ISN) InfoSec News

InfoSec News

XAKEP (Russia)

Insecure Magazine

PHRACK Magazine

Hakin9 Magazine

Supporting Organizations

Chaos Computer Club

ISECOM - Insititue for Security and Open Methodologies


IT Underground

X-Focus China

Zone-H Defacement Mirror

Xatrix Security

Special Interest Group in Security & Information InteGrity Singapore