[ISN] AIRRAID2 Wireless Hacking Tournament - Dec 2007, Bangkok Thailand

From: InfoSec News (alerts@private)
Date: Sun Sep 23 2007 - 23:59:28 PDT

Forwarded from: security (at) hammerjammer.net

If you would like to register and participate in the event, read on:

=== What is AIRRAID2? ===

AIRRAID2 (http://airraid2.securitystartshere.org) is a cutting-edge 
wireless and wired hacking tournament.  It challenges participants with 
WiFi and Bluetooth wireless hacking against an enterprise infrastructure 
which is specially designed to mirror a typical corporate wireless and 
wired network deployment.

AIRRAID2 is the successor to the original AIRRAID tournament, Asia's 
first-ever true (i.e. not mere wardriving!) wireless hacking tournament, 
which was held in Singapore's Suntec Convention Center in August 2005. 
Photo archives of the original AIRRAID are available at 
http://airraid.securitystartshere.org. ThinkSECURE now brings this 
unique brand of wireless hacking excitement and flavor to the Land of a 
Thousand Smiles!

=== Who is it intended for? ===

"AIRRAID2 continues our tradition of giving back to the Asian IT- 
security community by providing them an entertaining and fun way of 
testing their skills against each other and against a realistic 
enterprise-class wireless-and-wired infrastructure setup.  As many 
security professionals rarely get a chance to do some real, full- bore, 
hands-on hacking, our purpose-built tournament infrastructure mirrors an 
extensive corporate wireless/wired network which allows them to fully 
and legitimately employ all their skills to meet the in- game challenges 
we've put in place," said Mr. Julian Ho, ThinkSECURE's co-founder.

=== Why is there a need for it? ===

Many reports cover wireless security incidents and issues after-the-
fact or re-hash old generic warnings and stories.  AIRRAID2 cuts
through this fluff by:

- showing in real life the capabilities that modern hackers and security 
  professionals possess;

- revealing "as-it-happens" how they utilize those abilities to 
  compromise a representative and realistic enterprise-class 

- showcasing the abilities of today's hackers and their security 
  professional counterparts in a real world setting;

- highlighting the importance of applying security to wireless networks 
  in a holistic manner and not relying on vendors' technology alone;

- illustrating the benefits to IT professionals of attending practical 
  technical certifications such as the Organizational Systems Wireless 
  Auditor and Organizational Systems Security Analyst to develop and 
  upgrade their wireless and enterprise security skills;

- making organizations realize that partners' and vendor 
  support/maintenance networks can also be a weak link in the security 
  posture of an organization.

=== When and Where will the event be held? ===

AIRRAID2 will be held at the following venue, date and time:

CentralWorld Shopping Complex
(former World Trade Center)
Level 1, Eden Zone
4 Rajdamri Road, Patumwan

Friday, 21 December 2007

0930hrs - 1900hrs (Bangkok Time)

=== How do you register to participate in it? ===

Registration and participation is free!  To register, please visit

Registration is now open and officially ends on 14 Dec 2007, 2359hrs
Note: interested parties should try to register as early as possible,
preferably before 5 Dec 2007.

Participants are free to register a team of anywhere between 1 to 4
pax inclusive.

After registration, further directions and instructions will be emailed 
to registrants.  Although participation is free, registrants will have 
to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Registrants 
should not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until they have 
received and read the official email containing the further directions 
and instructions.

Qualifying teams stand a chance to win various prizes and the bonus cash 
prize.  Plus, the event will be recorded for Thai national TV so you 
could become (in)famous in Thailand...!

For more details, please visit http://airraid2.securitystartshere.org

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80 exhibitors and features 100+ sessions/seminars providing a
roadmap for integrating policies and procedures with new tools
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