Solutions To The Cyber Security Epidemic: A Panacea Or Placebo?


KUALA LUMPUR, September 29, 2008 – EC-Council, the worlds’ leading e-business and security certification organization, will be hosting the inaugural Asia Pacific (APAC) Roundtable Forum (EC|RF) on “Modern Defenses Against 21st Century Cyber Warfare & Cyber Crime” in conjunction with the H@cker Halted Conference which is to be held in Sunway Convention Centre, Malaysia from November 3 – 6, 2008.

EC|RF, to be held on November 6, 2008, aims to congregate selected invited regional defense forces, information security community and corporations on one platform to discuss and develop pro active responses and defenses’ towards rising cyber warfare, cyber terrorism and cyber crimes.

Mr Jay Bavisi, President for EC-Council said, the forum will be chaired by EC-Council President, Mr Jay Bavisi and co-chaired by Prof Dr Lech J. Janczewski, the Associate Professor of the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Chairman of the New Zealand Information Security Forum.

Prof Dr Janczewski expressed, “In 2000, a 16 year old became the first juvenile to be charged for systems intrusion of high profile organizations. Cracking into NASA computers, he stole software worth US 1.7 million forcing NASA to shut down its systems.”

“Most recently, hackers attacked and hijacked websites belonging to Georgia and rerouted internet traffic to servers located in Russia and Turkey as the country loomed in clashes. The attacks were reminiscent of coordinated campaigns against Estonian government websites in 2007.”

“EC Councils’ drive to organize the Roundtable Forum is a relevant necessity as the region needs to place greater importance on their organizations cyber security to ensure social and economic stability,” continued Prof Dr Janczewski.

Mr Jay Bavisi, President for EC-Council said, “Large numbers of commercial applications are being produced daily, creating new opportunities for malicious attacks to take place and to bring down commercial institutions and government assets. Each day new and stronger attacks are launched across the globe and we need to respond.”

“Our aim is to raise the awareness on information security and available preventive measures so we can stay ahead of cyber criminals,” explained Jay.

Attendance to the Roundtable Forum is strictly by invitation only. For more information contact:

For more information on H@cker Halted Malaysia, please visit

About EC-Council

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (E|CSA)/License Penetration Tester (L|PT) programs, and various others offered in over 60 countries around the globe. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, and the US Government National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) certifying EC-Council Network Security Administrator (E|NSA) program for meeting the 4011 training standard for information security professionals. For more information about EC-Council, please visit the website at

About Prof Dr Lech J. Janczewski

M.Eng (Warsaw), MA.Sc (Toronto), D.Eng (Warsaw)

Member of EC-Council Honorary Council

Associate Professor of University of Auckland, New Zealand

Prof Dr Lech J. Janczewski has over 35 years of experience in information technology. He was previously the Managing Director of the largest IBM installation facility in Poland, and the Project Manager of the first computing centre in the Niger state of Nigeria. He is currently the Associate Professor of the Department of Information Science and Operations Management at the University of Auckland, Chairman of the New Zealand Information Security Forum, and Secretary of the IFIP Technical Committee on Information Security and a Fellow of the New Zealand Computer Society. His area of research includes management of information systems resources with the special emphasis on data security. Dr Janczewski has since written more than 100 publications presented in scientific journals, conference proceedings and printed books.

Only one response to “Solutions To The Cyber Security Epidemic: A Panacea Or Placebo?” so far.

  1. Dabido Says:

    Neither Panacea or Placebo. Just cyber evolution. The tactics evolve and each side has to circumvent the other. 🙂
    But, I bet you knew that! 🙂