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Think like a hacker: Malaysian conference

AvantiKumar | July 16, 2012
Ninth iteration of regional security event - Hacker Halted APAC 2012 - is announced by EC-Council Academy.

Wilson Wong- EC Council Academy

PHOTO - Wilson Wong, MD, EC-Council Academy.

Understanding the thoughts and attitudes of today's hacker has become a key step to combating cyber crime, according to training organisation EC-Council Academy, organiser of this year's Hacker Halted APAC 2012 security conference.

"To catch a hacker, you have to think like a hacker," said EC-Council Academy managing director, Wilson Wong. "Cyber threats are now a serious business threats -- it's crucial to be able to set countermeasures before being victimised."

"As we live in a society increasingly reliant on technology, it's foolish to imagine you're safe from cyber crimes until your identity; database or network is violated," said Wong.

"Introduced in 2004, the Hacker Halted series has been a constant source of knowledge to the information security community," he said. "The objective of the series remains steadfast and clear - to create a platform to facilitate knowledge transfer on the latest information security threats, counter-measures, and the industry's developments throughout the years."

"Annually, an average of 500 individuals are gathered at the event to experience live hacking sessions and be exposed to latest hacking technologies, tricks and threats," said Wong. "Security issues related to Android and Apple devices, cloud computing and mobile devices will be presented at this year's event."

The ninth return of the annual Hacker Halted APAC will be held on the 19-22 November 2012 at Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he said. For more information, please visit

Established in 2000, security training organisation EC-Council Academy is the winner of the IT Security Training Provider of the Year award by CyberSecurity Malaysia for 2009 and 2010.


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