Upcoming Cybersecurity Event to Feature Internationally Known Speakers

Wednesday May 06, 2015

Attila Marosi and Winn Schwartau are new speakers joining the TakeDownCon Rocket City lineup this year, as organizers expect to have an even larger turnout than for past events. The EC-Council Foundation is bringing this globally recognized cybersecurity conference to Huntsville for the third year in partnership with Dynetics, the premier sponsor and host. The event will be held July 20-21, along with a pre-conference training academy July 16-19, in the Dynetics Solutions Complex at 1004 Explorer Blvd. in Cummings Research Park.

Marosi has worked in information security since he entered the IT field. As a lieutenant on active duty in the Hungarian military, he worked for almost a decade on special information security tasks occurring within the Special Service for National Security. Later, he was transferred to the newly established GovCERT-Hungary, which is an additional national level in the internationally known system of CERT offices. Now he works for the SophosLab as a senior threat researcher on the Emerging Threat Team to provide novel solutions for the newest threats.

Marosi has several international certificates including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE). During his free time he reads lections and teaches at different levels, specializing in training for white hat hackers. He has presented at several security conferences including HackerHalted, hack.lu, DeepSEC, AusCERT, Hacktivity, Troopers and NullCon.

Schwartau, in security for almost 30 years, is known for his originality in thought, writing and presentations on all aspects of security. In addition to being called "The Civilian Architect of Information Warfare," he is one of the country's most sought-after experts on information security, infrastructure protection and electronic privacy.

Eric Lopez, EC-Council's director of conferences and events, said, "We are excited to work with Dynetics for the third consecutive year to bring to Huntsville some of the most well-known and highly respected experts in the field of cybersecurity, including Attila and Winn. We expect to have additional exciting announcements, so watch the website for updates."

"We anticipate another great TakeDownCon this year," said Jonathan Whitcomb, Dynetics' vice president of Enterprise Solutions. "Last year, the number of attendees, at about 260, increased by double digits from our inaugural event in 2013. The training sessions were booked to capacity at 78. We look forward to an even more successful event in 2015."  

TakeDownCon is a highly technical forum that focuses on the latest vulnerabilities, the most potent exploits and the current security threats. With two days and two dynamic tracks, delegates will spend Day 1 on the Attack, learning how even the most protected systems can be breached. Day 2 is dedicated to Defense, and delegates will learn if their defense mechanisms are on par to thwart nefarious and persistent attacks.

For more information about the event and the current lineup of speakers, visit www.takedowncon.com/.

About TakeDownCon

TakeDownCon is a highly technical forum that focuses on the latest vulnerabilities, the most potent exploits and the current security threats. World-class industry insiders come to share their knowledge, giving delegates the opportunity to learn about the industry's most important issues. With two days and two dynamic tracks, delegates will spend Day 1 on the Attack, learning how even the most protected systems can be breached. Day 2 is dedicated to Defense, and delegates will learn if their defense mechanisms are on par to thwart nefarious and persistent attacks. TakeDownCon provides the most sought after technical training and certification classes offered through Hacker Halted Academy by top training companies and led by well-respected instructors. For more information, visit www.takedowncon.com/rocketcity.

About EC-Council Foundation

EC-Council Foundation is a not-for-profit initiative by EC-Council to raise awareness of online safety issues for the global community while unifying global cyber defense. EC-Council Foundation's mission is to unify global cyber defense by fostering collaboration and participation of online computer users to become advocates for safe on-line activities for youth and adults alike through education and training programs. Visit http://foundation.eccouncil.org/.

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