CommSec Village

Access to the HITB CommSec Village Exhibition area is COMPLETELY FREE and OPEN TO ALL from 0900 – 1800 on the 26th and 27th (onsite registration required if you’re not attending the main conference) 

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What is the HITB CommSec Village

An area combining our Capture the Flag competition, open source and security communities highlighting their projects, combined with an enterprise IT and technology exhibition. These communities and companies will have their own demonstration area / exhibition space to show off their projects and a chance to interact with the conference attendees and speakers.


Communities and Exhibitors

  1. Hack In The Box
    • Get your HITB swag and other merchandise here! Come get some!
  2. Lock Picking Village by TOOOL Netherlands
    • Want to tinker with locks and tools the likes of which you’ve only seen in movies featuring police, spies, and secret agents? Then come on by the Lockpick Village, run by The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers, where you will have the opportunity to learn hands-on how the fundamental hardware of physical security operates and how it can be compromised.

      The Lockpick Village is a physical security demonstration and participation area. Visitors can learn about the vulnerabilities of various locking devices, techniques used to exploit these vulnerabilities, and practice on locks of various levels of difficultly to try it themselves.

      Experts will be on hand to demonstrate and plenty of trial locks, pick tools, and other devices will be available for you to handle. By exploring the faults and flaws in many popular lock designs, you can not only learn about the fun hobby of sportpicking, but also gain a much stronger knowledge about the best methods and practices for protecting your own property.

  3. Contact Singapore
    • Contact Singapore is an alliance of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Ministry of Manpower.

      We engage overseas Singaporeans and global talent to work, invest and live in Singapore.

      Contact Singapore actively links Singapore-based employers with professionals to support the growth of our key industries.  We work with investors to realise their business and investment interests in Singapore.

  4. Securify
    •  We help clients to secure their applications, from design to go-live.
  5. The S-Unit
    • The S-Unit is uw offensieve partner op het gebied van Security. Wij kunnen u vertellen waar u kwetsbaar bent en doen dit graag vóórdat u er last van heeft.
  6. OWASP
    • OWASP is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software.
  7. Cisco Talos
    • Talos is the industry-leading threat intelligence organization. We detect and correlate threats in real time using the largest threat detection network in the world to protect against known and emerging cyber security threats to better protect your organization.
  8. Microsoft Security Response Center
    • The MSRC works with partners and security researchers around the world to help prevent security incidents and to advance Microsoft product security.

  9. Google
    • Information Security Engineering is a global organization responsible for Product Security and all-around hacking: breaking and fixing Google’s code, providing security reviews and advice to engineers working on thousands of different projects, working with third-party vendors to help Google outsource business functions securely, and carrying out cutting-edge security research. Our mission is to keep Google’s millions of users safe and secure.

      We work on a stunning array of different technologies: everything from hardware up through the software stack, including numerous different languages and frameworks.  The organization is made up of various sub teams or focus areas: API and framework Hardening, Red Team, Security Education, Security Test Engineering, Third Party Security, and Security Reviews.

      We are part of the broader software engineering organization at Google, and work closely with other engineers to help them produce more secure code. We perform security reviews for thousands of product launches every year. In addition, the ISE Red Team handles a large volume of Third Party Vendor and Acquisition reviews annually.  We also work on diverse software engineering projects, from creating robust sandboxes for untrusted code, Web application scanning and testing tools, through fuzzers, or tools for detecting attacks.

  10. Peerlyst
    • Peerlyst is the place where information security pros go to share knowledge and build their professional reputations. With an audience of more than half a million, Peerlyst is the preeminent platform for spreading InfoSec news, asking a question, finding an expert, or offering product insight.

  11. Bugcrowd
    • From the outback to the valley, Bugcrowd is paving the way for crowdsourced security. With extensive backgrounds in Information Security, we know what it’s like to be outnumbered by the bad guys. We created Bugcrowd to even those odds.

  12. Beyond Security
    • Beyond Security’s SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure (SSD) can help you turn your experience uncovering security vulnerabilities into a highly paid career. SSD was designed by researchers for researchers and will give you the fast response and great support you need to make top dollar for your discoveries. We work with some of the brightest and most highly compensated people in the security industry and can help you advance your game – regardless of whether you are a beginner or have been discovering security issues for years.

  13. Facebook
    • Facebook’s security team is a driving force behind Facebook’s “move fast” culture. We look at technology from a creative perspective and build IT and security solutions that deliver seamless experiences for people using our products. And internally, our team removes friction from employee’s lives and keep them secure, allowing them to focus on creating the biggest impact.

      Come by our booth to meet with members from our Global Information Security team, pick up some swag, and learn more about our recently-launched open-source CTF platform.

  14. NIXU
    • Nixu provides cybersecurity consultancy and –services to help organizations identify and mitigate the risks of digitally connecting people, information, production, business and devices whilst complying with the applicable regulations.

      Our consultants offer their unique knowledge and international experience to customers in nearly every industry, and share their newly acquired knowledge and insights –as far as confidentiality permits- with the global community of cyber security professionals that Nixu is a part of.

  15. Palo Alto Networks
      —TRAPS: Advanced Endpoint Protection
      —AUTOFOCUS which provides prioritized alerts for advanced attacks that require immediate attention
      —WILDFIRE: Analyzes files and email links for any port and protocol
      —APERTURE: Extends the visibility and granular control of our next-gen security platform into SaaS applications.

  16. Random Data
    • Randomdata is group of people who want to do “technical” stuff. Randomdata is a hackerspace in Utrecht.  In the past years we did research on alarm systems, wireless technology and created the HITBadge project.
  17. Sk1llz
    • Sk1llz is the Hackerspace in Almere, Netherlands. A Hackerspace is a physical space where creative technology and science come together to exchange knowledge. We do projects workshops and other work together.
  18. Bitlair
    • The hackerspace of Amersfoort
  19. Hack42
    • The hackerspace of Arnhem
  20. Null Community
    • The open security community is a registered non-profit society in India ( The objective of null is to spread security awareness, knowledge and assist Govt. and private organizations with cyber security issues. We are the most active community of information security professionals in Asia consisting of 9 chapters throughout India – Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai and Dharamsala and Two abroad – Amsterdam and Singapore where we organize free monthly meets, workshops to share technical knowledge on security.
      null community is open, professional, inclusive, responsible and most importantly completely vounteer driven. We also run the most sought after security jobs portal – null Jobs (, which is a free service for both job seekers and recruitersWe are a fun community to hangout with, come visit us to
      1. Tickle your grey cells and solve hardware puzzles
      2. Volunteer to speak/present at our monthly null Chapters meets
      3. Solve Security Code/CTF challenges and WIN Goodies
      4. Lucky draw winners get a Conference Pass to 2016
      5. Sharpen your soldering skills
  21. NetAidKit
    • The NetAidKit is a pocket size, USB powered router that connects everything to everything, designed specifically for non-technical users. The easy to use web interface will allow you to connect the NetAidKit to a wireless or wired network and share that connection with your other devices, such as a phone, laptop or tablet.Once the NetAidKit is connected to a wireless or wired network, you can make it connect to a Virtual Private Network or the anonymising Tor network at the click of a button. Any devices connected to the NetAidKit will use these extra security features automatically, without needing to configure each of the devices separately.The NetAidKit was designed for regular people and requires no technical expertise whatsoever to use.
  22. SHA2017
    • SHA2017 is a not for profit outdoor Hacker camp/conference taking place in The Netherlands in 2017. It is the successor of a string of similar events happening every four years. These are GHP, HEU, HIP, HAL, WTH, HAR and OHM. Similar events are EMF Camp 2016 in the UK, CCC Camp and congress in Germany. The festival is organized for and by volunteers from and around all facets of the international hacker community. Knowledge sharing, technological advancement, experimentation, connecting with your hacker peers and of course hacking are some of the core values of this event.