Security Conference in 2009 – Global Security Experts to Present at Hacker Halted USA

Amidst the global economic crisis, EC-Council is adamant to put up a world class information security conference that will serve the community well.

Albuquerque, NM, March 05, 2009 --( EC-Council is proud to announce that some of the most respected information security experts globally will be presenting at the Hacker Halted conference in Miami in September 2009. The objective of Hacker Halted is to raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in information security. Held at the Hilton Miami Downtown from September 20 - 24, Hacker Halted USA 2009 promises to be another blockbuster information security event for the year.

Keynote Speakers includes Prof. Howard Schmidt, currently CEO of ISF, and formerly vice chair of the President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board as well as the special advisor for cyberspace security for the White House. Other high-level security positions he held previously included the top security jobs at eBay and chief security strategist for the U.S. CERT Partners Program of the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security. He is joined by Ira Winkler, President of ISAG, who is recognized as one of the world's experts in Internet security, information warfare, information-related crime investigation, and industrial espionage.

Others in the impressive list of presenters includes:

Michael Malin - EVP, Mandiant
Mark Hatton - CEO, Core Security
Mark Harris - Director, Sophos Labs
Pamela Fusco - Director, FishNet Security James Aquilina - Executive Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg G.Mark Hardy - President, National Security Corporation Peter Berghammer - CEO, Copernio Tom Bowers - Managing Director, Security Constructs Jeff Bardin - Managing Director, Threadstone 21 Arshan Dabirsiaghi - Director, Aspect Security Yaniv Miron - Independent Consultant Iftach Ian Amin - Director, Aladdin Edward L. Haletky - AstroArch Consulting Tim Pierson - President, DataSentry Inc Trey Ford - Director, White Hat Security Inc and more...

The Conference Director, Leonard Chin, said, "While the economic crisis looms over our head, information security cannot take a back seat. We are proud to have more call for papers submitted by world class experts than we can ever accept to be part of the conference. We continue to live up to our promise to deliver one of the most informative and thought provoking educational conferences that drives both the decision makers and the technical community."

Hacker Halted is a complete and comprehensive information security conference cum workshop that will educate and equip its participants with the in-depth knowledge of understanding the vulnerabilities and the countermeasures to overcome the security infringements and threats present today. This series of conference is aimed at providing the opportunity to CEOs, COOs, CIOs, CFOs, Senior IT Professionals and all other decision makers to assess the best practices in acquiring, implementing, managing and measuring information security. With multiple tracks and different sessions focusing on most domains within information security, Hacker Halted will appeal to audiences of all levels. In addition, the all new Hacker Halted Academy will be launched in Miami this year, where top training companies and instructors will offer some of the most sought after certification and technical training classes prior to the conference.

Hacker Halted has been successfully organized in many cities since 2004, including Myrtle Beach, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Mexico City, Singapore, Tokyo among others. The event is organized by EC-Council, a leading member based organization with over 20,000 certified members globally who are mostly infosec professionals. EC-Council is the owner and creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) certification, as well as other certification standards recognized internationally, and these courses are available in more than 60 countries.

Leonard Chin