Hack In the Box

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7th August 2006

Hack In The Box (M) Sdn. Bhd. has announced that it will once again host
the region's best known Capture The Flag hacking competition during the
upcoming HITBSecConf2006 to be held from 18-21 September 2006 at The
Westin Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Capture The Flag, or CTF as it is better known, is a team-based
competition where teams of 3-5 players pit their skills in defending a
server against computer security attacks from other teams. At the same
time, these teams will be attacking the servers of other teams in order
to gain points.

Held over two days, teams will be scored on their ability to defend
their servers in the wake of exploitable software as well as their
ability to exploit security bugs on the servers of their competitors. At
the end of the competition, the team with the most points will be
adjudged the winner.

The first placed team will receive RM3,000 in cash with RM2,000 and
RM1,000 going to the teams placed second and third respectively. What
the winning teams will treasure more are the bragging rights among their
peers at having been successful in being adjudged the best hacking team
in the region.

The CTF creates an avenue for hackers to show their skills in an
environment that is both legal, fun and at the same time allows
information security practitioners the opportunity to showcase their
security research capabilities and skills, said Meling Mudin, lead
organizer of the Capture The Flag competition and a core member of the
HITB team.

Regional participation expected

Participation in the CTF competition will come from teams within
Malaysia as well as teams from Europe, Philippines, Singapore and
Indonesia. The strong interest in participation shown will further add
to the competitive flavour of the competition this year.

We expect the challenge to be tighter this year with a lot more custom
exploits to be overcome. We will continue to maintain the proven attack
and defence model we've employed over the past few years, continues

The conference proper features keynote speakers Bruce Schneier, Founder
and Chief Technical Officer of Counterpane Internet Security; Mark
Curphey, Vice President of Consulting at Foundstone; and John Viega,
Chief Security Architect at McAfee Inc.

HITBSecConf2006 - Malaysia
The largest network security event in Asia
32 internationally renowned speakers
7 tracks of hands-on technical training sessions.
Register now: http://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2006kl/