Hacker Halted 2021
Event submitted on Sunday, June 13th 2021, approved by Charles Villanueva ✓
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We were at one of the first-ever Hacker Halted, way back in 2012 in Miami, and since then these events have gotten better and better! Based on EC-Councils training programs, Hacker Halted uses ethical hacking, digital forensics, pen testing, and other training modules. This forum brings together industry’s premier researchers, IT Security professionals, ethical hackers, and other top experts to address industry challenges. The Hacker Halted series of Cybersecurity Conferences now take place all over the world, including in Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Iceland, as well as in the United States. Highly recommended event – and we wish the team the best of luck with this year’s InfoSec Conference in New Mexico.
Conference Event Summary
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Creeping Cyber Threat
Like a good horror film – a talented hacker will take their time building the attack. No jump scares here – just slow and methodical. Recon, probing, reverse engineering, and writing exploits – the malicious hacker builds tension and anxiety as they find a small way in, establish a presence and expand – filing your network with their malevolence
The malicious actors in the center of these webs aren’t automated tool users or button pushers. They are the 1%, the snipers, the first-round killers. The people in this tier take their time, do the hard work, and like the Black Widow – are only discovered after they bite.
Some published 2020 reports have ransomware attacks up 72% while others have them up 105% and in March and April 2020, due to companies going remote, the number of unsecured remote desktop machines rose by 40% which caused brute-force attacks to grow 400% and of course, there are daily reports of many more.
These crimes can creep up on companies who have not made cybersecurity part of their regular budget and with the rise of AI and ML – speed has become relative. What is fast to you is ponderous to the massive intelligence in the cloud. And when the 1% threat actors combine their patience, dedication, and skill with the computational power of the AI’s – then anything is game.
About Hacker Halted
Hacker Halted is EC-Council’s annual IT Security Conference and plays host to over 50 speakers delivering groundbreaking presentations! Hacker Halted builds on the educational foundation of EC-Councils courses in ethical hacking, computer forensics, pen testing, and many others. Hacker Halted brings the industry’s leading researchers, practitioners, ethical hackers, and other top IT Security professionals together to discuss current issues facing our industry.
Hacker Halted has been delivered globally in countries such as Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Iceland and in the USA, in cities such as Myrtle Beach, Miami, and most recently in Atlanta!