Asia's Largest Network Security Event Comes to the Netherlands

First ever Hack In The Box conference in Europe to feature brand new quad-track line up with Welcome Address by Dutch hacker and activist, Rop Gonggrijp, keynotes by Dr. Anton Chuvakin and Mark Curphey alongside 40 other bleeding edge presentations.

AMSTERDAM - Hack In The Box, organizers of the HITBSecConf security conferences, the largest network security event in Asia, is set to welcome a brand new event to their yearly line up with the arrival of HITBSecConf2010 - Amsterdam less than a month away!

Taking place at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky from the 29th of June till the 2nd of July, HITBSecConf2010 - Amsterdam will also mark the first-ever HITB security event to feature a QUAD TRACK conference format introducing a brand new 'HITB Lightning Talks' segment. The event will feature a brand new Capture The Flag 'live hacking' competition, an area dedicated to the art of lock picking and physical security bypass methods, an network security industry exhibition, HITBJobs recruitment drive plus a 'Hackerspaces Village' which will showcase community projects by various hackerspaces from around Europe including MetaLab (Vienna), /tmp/lab (Paris), Hack42 (Arnheim), Random Data (Utrecht), Revelation Space (Den Haag) and HackerspaceKL (Malaysia).

The event commences with 6-tracks of hands-on technical training sessions on the 29th and 30th of June with training topics ranging from SAP Security to Intercepting Secure Communications. This will then be followed by the new quad-track format conference and exhibition on the 1st and 2nd of July.

The conference will be officially opened by Rop Gonggrijp, well known Dutch hacker and activist who founded XS4All in 1993 - the first ISP to offer private individuals access to the Internet in The Netherlands. More recently, in 2006, Gonggrijp founded the organization "Wij vertrouwen stemcomputers niet" ("We do not trust voting computers") which campaigned successfully against the use of electronic voting systems without a Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail and showed how the Nedap voting machines could be compromised. On May 16, 2008 the Dutch government decided that elections in the Netherlands would be held using paper ballots and red pencil only. A proposal to develop a new generation of voting computers was also subsequently rejected.

Following Gonggrijp's Welcome Address on Day 1, Dr. Anton Chuvakin, will deliver the first keynote on 'The Security Chasm'. Dr. Chuvakin is one of the world's foremost experts on enterprise log management and digital signature compliance for the payment card industry.

On Day 2, 15-year industry veteran and current Director of Security Tools at Microsoft, Mark Curphey, will start the day with a keynote on '10 Crazy Ideas That Might Actually Change the State of Information Security'. Mark Curphey is the founder of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) - an organization focused on improving the security of application software. Prior to joining Microsoft, Curphey was previously Vice President at Foundstone, a division of McAfee.

In total, 43 cutting edge IT security topics will be presented over the two conference days (1 and 2 July) by more then 30 speakers from Europe, Asia and America. The public are welcome to visit the exhibition area for free and those attending the conference talks can register online or walk-in to register.

Further details on the conference agenda and associated details can be obtained from the official conference website -


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