Top Information Security Gurus to Speak at Hacker Halted 2011 in Miami

The world’s top minds in information security are set to take the stage at Hacker Halted 2011, EC-Council’s flagship information security conference,
By: Leonard Chin
June 10, 2011 - PRLog -- June 10, 2011

The world’s top minds in information security are set to take the stage at Hacker Halted 2011, EC-Council’s flagship information security conference, and one of the East Coast’s leading venues for information security collaboration between industry leaders and security, which will take place from October 21-27 at the InterContinental Miami.

“Hacker Halted has a penchant for gathering the best of the best, and this year is no exception,” said Leonard Chin, Director of Marketing, Conferences, and Events at EC-Council, and Conference Director for Hacker Halted USA 2011.  “We have a stellar line-up of keynotes, including Bruce Schneier, George Kurtz, Philippe Courtot, and Barnaby Jack, along with a world class schedule of speakers representing the top minds in the field.  We are, without a doubt, positioned as one of the leading venues of our kind on the East Coast.”

Keynote speakers highlights at Hacker Halted 2011 include:

•Bruce Schneier, Chief Security Technology Officer at BT, best-selling author of Applied Cryptography, developer of cryptographic algorithms, such as AES-finalist Twofish, and de facto spokesperson for the information security field
•George Kurtz, Worldwide Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of McAfee, former CEO of Foundstone, before it was acquired by McAfee, and co-author of Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions.
•Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys, former chairman and CEO of Signio (acquired by VeriSign), and former member of the Board of Trustees for The Internet Society.

Distinguished lineup of industry experts and security researchers, including:

•Barnaby Jack, who most recently gained the media spotlight for his ATM hacking demonstration at another prominent security conference.
•Jeremiah Grossman, CTO of WhiteHat Security, founder of the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC), and one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs for 2007
•Moxie Marlinspike, Fellow at the Institute of Disruptive Studies, who has discovered numerous high profile security vulnerabilities, including flaws in SSL/TLS
•Thomas Roth, a computer security consultant who recently gained media attention due to legal issues leading to the cancelling of a scheduled presentation on SHA-1 hash cracking using Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service-for-hire
•Gunter Ollman, Vice President of Research at Damballa and Advisory Board Member at IOActive, former Director of IBM ISS’s X-Force, and leading figure in web application security research and education
•Dr. Charlie Miller, Principal Research Consultant of Accuvant, Apple security expert, and long-time champion of CanSecWest’s Pwn2Own Apple hacking challenge. Charlie is also a keynote presenter at the recent NATO's International Conference on Cyber Conflict
•Dr. Anton Chuvakin, a recognized security expert in the field of log management, SIEM and PCI-DSS compliance and author of Security Warrior and PCI Compliance

Hacker Halted 2011’s speakers will join an esteemed list of past speakers, including Prof. Howard Schmidt, Cybersecurity Coordinator & Special Assistant to the President and Dr. Herbert H. Thompson, CEO of People Security and RSA Conference program committee chair and advisory board member.

Some of the sponsors of this premier information security conference includes LogRhythm, Terremark, SAINT Corporation, Application Security Inc, and New Horizons.  Hacker Halted will also features an Academy that offers information security training workshops including the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program, CompTIA’s Security+, (ISC)2’s CISSP and other technical security training as well.  For more information, including a complete program, presentation synopses, and registration details, please visit


Leonard Chin
Director of Conferences & Events – EC-Council
Conference Director – Hacker Halted


Hacker Halted is EC-Council’s premier global information security conference series, dedicated to raising international awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security.  Hacker Halted is a vendor neutral platform that provides CXOs and senior IT security professionals with the opportunity to assess best practices in acquiring, implementing, managing, and measuring information security.  Hacker Halted provides EC-Council certification training, including the renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program (a recently accepted certification of DoD Directive 8570.01M Change 2).  Since 2004, Hacker Halted has been held in Miami, Myrtle Beach, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Dubai, Mexico City, Cairo, Taipei, Guangzhou, and Tokyo.  More information about Hacker Halted is available at


The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce. It is the owner and developer of 20 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Security Analyst /Licensed Penetration Tester (ECSA/LPT). EC-Council has trained over 90,000 security professionals and certified more than 40,000 members. Its certification programs are offered by over 450 training centers across 84 countries. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted information security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. More information about EC-Council is available at

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