Thursday, September 10, 2015

Accenture and Netsuite Security are hiring at ROOTCON 9


Boost up your InfoSec and IT Security because our Elite sponsors Accenture and Netsuite Security will be hiring on ROOTCON 9. It's time to prepare your resume and your self because it's gonna be a bumpy ride and a battle between fellow hackers to have a great InfoSec Career.

ROOTCON is a neutral event for hackers and it is also one of the places you want to be if you are looking to learn some new things and then start an InfoSec Career because of hiring managers attending such event in order to scout some new blood. 

For private application at Accenture please send your CVs at yvette.b.pagsambugan [at] accenture dot com.

Here is an advice: Just be yourself and prove that you are worth it! Trust me, I landed a career in Information Security because of attending ROOTCON.
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Monday, September 07, 2015

ROOTCON Campus Tour Highlights

"Why can’t we have our own hacker event for the university students too? "

This is one of the questions I asked to semprix (father of ROOTCON) before visualizing the ROOTCON Campus Tour which is an information security seminar and an inter-university Hacker Capture the Flag (CTF) for university students in the Philippines. I suggested it will be fun too.

We also want to give back something to the community because we want the event to be free, we want to promote security awareness, and that we want to introduce the essence of the hacker culture.

And so we pushed the event last September 4, 2015 at De La Salle University in cooperation with DLSU - College of Computer Studies, Mr. Isaac Sabas of Pandora Security Labs, and La Salle Computer Society. The event was also sponsored by Booster C Energy.

Participants came from De La Salle University, Mapua Institute of Technology, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Sto. Tomas, UP Diliman, PUP, etc.
semprix announcing the mechanics for the CTF
Dan Duplito's Hacking 101 Session

The morning session was opened by a warm welcoming remarks from Isaac Sabas followed by Dan Duplito's topic entitled 'Hacking 101'. Dan's topic is a definitive guide for newbies and how to have a fair share of hacking. After the Hacking 101 session, Raymond Nunez talked about 'Øwning Your InfoSec Career' which deals on how to charge your way to an Information Security or IT Security career. The last topic for the seminar was all about 'Bug Hunting 101' by Ray Torres which talks about how to earn cash rewards by reporting vulnerabilities in a company that offers a bug bounty program just like Facebook and Google. 

Overall the goal of the seminar is to provide topics like Information Security 101, Information Security Career 101, and Introduction to Hacking, Exploit Development, Malware Analysis, and Debugging.

The afternoon session highlighted the main event which is the first ever inter-university hacker Capture the Flag (CTF) Challenge in the Philippines. Yes! This is how ROOTCON organizes its own hacker cup and hacker games which is packed with intermediate to advance challenges like reverse engineering, return oriented programming, packet sniffing, packet analysis, debugging, web exploits, and many more to mention.
Looks like guys from UP Diliman are having fun
Cat - one of ROOTCON's CTF Committee for the Campus Tour
Jami (the grand emcee) and shipcod3 overseeing the participants from La Salle
The CTF challenge or game was a very close fight between the teams from PUP and UP! 

Yep! The winner of the first-ever hacker CTF challenge of ROOTCON Campus Tour is TeamBRT from PUP Computer Science Department with a total of 1100 points. Team New Beast from PUP Computer Engineering Department bagged the second place with a total of 1050 points and Eskrima of UP Diliman finished third with 1000 points. 

Congratulations to TeamBRT and for that you guys earned your free pass to ROOTCON 9!!! w00t!!

Your school is proud of you! PSSST! PUP please give these guys some cookies!
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Saturday, September 05, 2015

Final List of Sponsors for ROOTCON 9

Elite Sponsors

Netsuite is an American software company based in San Mateo, California, that sells a group of software services used to manage a business's operations and customer relations. Customers access these services over the internet paying a periodic subscription fee. Netsuite | Security provides a host of advanced functionality to secure the application including role-based access, strong encryption, robust password policies and more. NetSuite adds further layers of security such as application-only access and restricting access to only certain IP addresses to provide complete confidence and peace of mind.

Hewlett Packard Fortify on Demand is part of HP Enterprise Security Products in the HP Software business, providing application security products and services for enterprise customers to assess, assure and protect enterprise software and applications from security vulnerabilities. Fortify offerings included Static Application Security Testing and Dynamic Application Security Testing products, as well as products and services to support Software Security Assurance, or repeatable and auditable secure behaviors, over the course of a software application's life cycle.

Kaspersky Lab is an international software security group operating in almost 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom. Kaspersky Lab currently employs over 2,850 qualified specialists. It has 31 representative territory offices in 30 countries and its products and technologies provide service for over 300 million users and over 250,000 corporate clients worldwide. The company is specially focused on large enterprises, and small and medium-sized businesses. Kaspersky Lab offers consumer security products, such as anti-virus, anti-malware and firewall applications, in addition to security systems designed for small business, corporations and large enterprises. Corporate solutions include protection for workstations, file servers, mail servers, payment gateways, banking servers, mobile devices, and internet gateways, managed through a centralized Administration Kit.

F5 Networks is a multinational American company which specializes in Application Delivery Networking (ADN) technology that optimizes the delivery of network-based applications and the security, performance, availability of servers, data storage devices, and other network resources. F5 is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has development, manufacturing, and sales/marketing offices worldwide. F5 originally manufactured and sold some of the industry's first load balancing products.

Tenable Network Security is a developer of vulnerability detection systems. Tenable Network Security is an American network security company, co-founded by Ron Gula, Jack Huffard, and Renaud Deraison in 2002. Tenable Network Security provides continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk and ensure compliance. Tenable’s key clients include Fortune Global 500 companies across industries as well as the entire U.S. Department of Defense and many of the world’s leading governments.

First Datacorp is an Information Technology service  and solution provider in business since 1985. They aspire to be a leading IT organization engaged in the fields of business solution and consulting, system integration, infrastructure and service management. According to Microsoft Philippines, "shown excellence in delivering expert volume licensing consultancy and services to both Enterprise and Corporate customers helping them experience a smooth licensing acquisition process. FDC boasts of a sales and licensing team that’s experienced, highly trained and dedicated to software license management and support of Microsoft customers."

Accenture is a multinational management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Its incorporated headquarters have been in Dublin, Ireland since September 1, 2009. It is the world's largest consulting firm as measured by revenues and is a Fortune Global 500 company. As of 2014, the company reported net revenues of $31.87 billion[8] with approximately 336,000 employees, serving clients in more than 200 cities in 120 countries. In 2012 Accenture had about 80,000 employees in India, more than in any other country, about 40,000 in the US, and about 35,000 in the Philippines. Accenture's current clients include 89 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500.

Gold Sponsors

Rapid7's IT security solutions deliver visibility and insight that help you make informed decisions, create credible action plans, and monitor progress. They simplify compliance and risk management by uniquely combining contextual threat analysis with fast, comprehensive data collection across your users, assets, services and networks, whether on premise, mobile or cloud-based. Rapid7 has been recognized as one of the fastest growing security companies by Inc. Magazine and as a "Top Place to Work" by the Boston Globe. Rapid7 currently maintains the Metasploit Framework and other security tools.

Pandora Security Labs is formed through the combined expertise of security analysts from leading IT security companies and researchers from the academe world. Their founder firmly believes that the combination of industry experience, education and continuous research is the best formula for providing innovative best quality products and services.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is an American network security company based in Santa Clara, California. The company’s core products are advanced firewalls designed to provide network security, visibility and granular control of network activity based on application, user, and content identification. alo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls are helping customers around the world regain visibility and control of the applications, users, and content traversing their networks.

MISNet is a technology solutions consulting company, leading and innovating for over 20 years. They provides technology consulting, implementation, support services as part of an end-to-end project engagement or to supplement existing project teams or IT departments, rapid development services to develop core operational solutions or extend the scope of your ERP with operational support system applications and business support system applications, and end-to-end technical operations services, turnkey project execution, and end-user support services.

Skiddie Sponsors

Citibank Philippines is the Philippines chapter of Citibank established in 1902. It started when when the International Banking Corporation opened its first branch in Manila. Currently, it is one of the largest commercial banks in the Philippines. Citibank has been involved with financial mergers and acquisitions. One of the largest investments in the country is the site building in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

Press Partners

SecurityMatters™ is the first and only security magazine in the Philippines that provides in-depth insights and helpful tips for physical and IT security, fire and life safety, protection professionals and anyone who is interested in understanding how to prevent risky situations, accidents and any form of danger. The magazine covers relevant security issues that impact the practitioners’ professional growth, social networking activities and career development.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer was a daily newspaper founded on 9 December 1985 by publisher Eugenia Apóstol, columnist Max Solivén, together with Betty Go-Belmonte (wife of House Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte) during the last days of the regime of the Philippine dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, becoming one of the first private newspapers to be established under the Marcos regime. It is popularly known as the Inquirer, is the most widely read broadsheet newspaper in the Philippines,with a daily circulation of 260,000 copies. It is one of the Philippines' newspapers of record. It is a member of the Asia News Network.

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