RootCon Hacking conference is for white hat hackers to share knowledge and enjoy each other’s company by testing skills and trying to outwit each other during the games and outdrink each other at the parties.
ROOTCON 11 was at the Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay. Guest speakers are Christopher Elisan, a seasoned reverse engineer and malware researcher and principal malware scientist at security company, RSA; security researcher, Daniel Frank; Jason Haddix, Head of Trust and Security at Bugcrowd; Keith Lee, whose work as senior security consultant sees him providing penetration testing, social engineering and incident response services to clients in the Asia-Pacific region; Lucas Apa, an information security expert focused on offensive security; Wilson Chua, big data analytics expert and the man who predicted President Duterte’s victory in the last Philippine presidential elections based on twitter sentiment analysis, and; Yury Chemerkin, multi-skilled security expert on security & compliance, focused on privacy and leakage showdown.
Rootcon has strived to create an annual community for white hat hackers. This conference aims to educate more people that hackers are not evil, ROOTCON community has always been on the side of good.
“We’re happy to have a diverse group of speakers for this year’s conference and the support of local and multinational technology companies, as well as our colleagues from other information security organizations. The hacker community across the country is, of course, coming out in full force along with students and enthusiasts who would like to know more about hacking and meet the luminaries of the local and international hacker community and participate in the fun hacking exercises that we’ve lined up for participants,” Labrador concluded.
Data is still the highest currency of the land and whoever has power over data, rules. Now more than ever, we need to work together to strengthen information security in the Philippines, which is an important investment metric.
The talks in Rootcon 11 offers a lot of insight into personal and enterprise security concerns. It’s up to us to take what we learn here and translate it into something that contributes to the greater good.