Security

HITB finally breaks through into the mainstream
Hack In The Box (HITB) began as a website, grew into a community and expanded into a movement when it began organizing its annual info-security conference, HITBSecConf, in the early 2000s. It may be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with what is expected to be its biggest-ever conference, but it was almost sunk at the start. Part 2 of a three-part series.
HITB: If the mountain cannot come to …
It is hard to credit but perhaps perfectly in keeping with its underground ethos that one of Malaysia’s most successful tech-related exports has been under the radar for so long – HITBSecConf is a homegrown annual security conference that has made its mark on the global stage and is on the calendar of some of the world’s leading researchers and experts in the subject.
Sophos raises threat level as Microsoft readies IE fix
SophosLabs has raised its threat level to "High" in response to an as-yet unpatched security vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The zero day threat was uncovered at the weekend and impacts most versions of Windows.
HITBSecConf’s Capture The Flag challenge: ‘Let's play Global Thermonuclear War’
The Hack In The Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf), which attracts the world’s leading security professionals every year and is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, has expanded its popular Capture The Flag live hacking competition.
New Fortinet security solutions for SMBs, branch offices
Fortinet has announced new FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and FortiMail hardware platforms designed for small and medium business (SMB) and enterprise branch office customers in need of more scalable device management, security event analysis and email filtering capabilities.
Google offers US$2 million in bug hunt competition to be hosted in KL
Security researchers on cyberspace, take note: On the back of a successful “Pwnium” competition held in March, Google is doubling its total prize offering to US$2 million for the second edition of the contest, dubbed Pwnium 2 -- to be held at the Hack in the Box (HITB) security conference in Kuala Lumpur.
Sophos announces latest release of MDM solution
Sophos has announced the latest version of its mobile device management solution, Sophos Mobile Control 2.5, which comes with an updated web-based administrative console and extensive new feature set, paving the way to bring BYOD into the enterprise quickly, safely and securely.
Online banking accounts in Middle East targeted by ‘Gauss’
Kaspersky Lab has announced the discovery of ‘Gauss’, a complex, nation-state sponsored cyber-espionage toolkit designed to steal sensitive data, with a specific focus on browser passwords, online banking account credentials, cookies, and specific configurations of infected machines.
IBM’s new network security appliance to manage social media, web browsing risks
To help clients proactively protect against evolving security threats, including those posed by social media sites and malicious websites, IBM has announced a new class of network security appliances that it claimed delivers a more granular view of a company’s security posture and a simplified security management interface.
Kaspersky in pact with Tech Titan to introduce its first USB solution
Kaspersky Lab has announced a partnership with network security provider Tech Titan Limited to introduce what they said was Kaspersky’s first portable USB antivirus solution, the Tech Titan T-Drive Pro.
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