New England Information Security Forum and Hacker Halted USA 2011 are Coming

Within the next 45 days two renowned information security meet-ups are returning.
Hacker Halted is back in the USA this October 21-27. The global conference series is dedicated to raising awareness in computer and information security and now it finds itself in Miami. The conference will be broken into two distinct parts; from the 21st to the 24th the conference will be providing  information security training while the last three days are for presentations, the first of which is for the keynote speakers.
The five keynote Speakers are:
Jeremiah Grossman: CTO of WhiteHat Security  and the founder of the Web Application Consortium
Barnaby Jack: recently made popular by giving an ATM hacking demo at another security conference
George Kurtz: Executive VP and Worldwide Chief of Technology Officer of McAfee and Co-author of Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions
Dr. Charlie Miller: expert of Apple security, and winner of CanSecWest’s Pwn2Own Apple hacking challenge
Bruce Schneier: author of Applied Cryptography and to some the spokesperson for the entire information security field.
The last two days are broken into tracks: “Cut the Crap, Show me the Hack”, “Securing SCADA and Critical Infrastructures”, and  “What’s Hot”.
If you can’t wait until October, the New England Information Security forum is coming up September 20th and 21st in Boston. The conference is in its 11th year and strives to share information and insights about information security.
It includes the following tracks: “Information Security in a Borderless World”, “Security 2.0: The Proactive Security Organization”, “Next Generation Security Operations”, “Strategy 2.0: Anticipating Legislation, Mitigating Risk:, and “Application Security with Impact”.
Keep your eyes peeled for some great stories from those events.

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