It’s Time to fix your Agenda: 2010 Hacking parties

2010 will be remarkable year with many Interesting events, conferences and Underground Security meetings.
I tried to list some of the well known security meeting, if you are looking not to miss these events it’s time to start making your plans.

So this is what I have so far;

Hack In The Box (19 to 22 April at Dubai UAE and from 29 June to the second of July at Amsterdam Netherland)

HITB is the first serious conference this year and was created since 2003 with two parts conf. the spring in Dubai and the second part in Malaysia. This event is considered the largest conference on Information security in Asia. This year we find for the first time that the second part will be held in Europe Amsterdam.

The program is available on the official website and you can find among the conference speaker John Viega (CTO, SaaS, McAfee), Laurent Oudot senior IT Security consultant, who founded TEHTRI-Security and Marc Schoenefeld (Independent Network Security Specialist). At the HITB there is a Web Hacking Challenge + Bin Rev to participate you can follow this link.

BlackHat Europe (12 to 15 April at Spain Barcelona)

BlackHat is the most important and biggest hacking event on the planet, it attracts thousands of experts around the world. This year BlackHat celebrates the 13 Years Anniversary, among the topic we can find: SAP Backdoors, Virtual Forensics and new vulnerabilities in Popular Archives Formats). Widely known speakers will contribute to the event including Moxie Marlinspike, Haifei Li, Christian Papathanasiou , Paul Stone and many others.

For beginners there will be a Training program about ways for writing exploits, how to discover vulnerabilities and bugs, while for the skilled visitors there is a complete training sessions on web application vulnerabilities and brute force attack on IEEE 802.11 protocol and many others.

Notacon (15 to 18 April at Cleveland USA)

This event was firstly created on 2003 and aims to promote a culture of exploration, participation and positive contributions. With open discussion on different information security topics so that others can learn from the experience and create something good, fun or interesting from it.

BlackHat USA 2010 (24 to 29 July Las Vegas)

There still no information about the conferences, topics and speakers but this event comes to complete the Black Hat DC 2010 and Black Hat Europe 2010 series.

Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) (16 to 18 July at New York City USA)

The event has been firstly initiated on 1994.this year the event take place at the Hotel Pennsylvania in the middle of New York City , and will be the largest creative technology conference on the U.S. East Coast. Among speakers in the past years we can find Steve Wozniak, Kevin Mitnick and Adam Whitney Savage.

DEFCON (30 July to 1 August at Las Vegas, USA)

Largest hacking event, There has been roughly 5,000-7,000 attendees in the last few years of DEFCON. DEFCON is not just a conference it is almost the place where hackers may publish their work of months and years. Hardware hacking, privacy enhancing technology, reverse engineering, forensics, web app attacks and more DEFCON is all about thinking differently and showing off what you have been working on. Currently there is still no list of speakers but there is no doubt of speakers Quality because it is simply DEFCON!

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