OTTAWA -- CRYPTOCard (www.cryptocard.com), the leading
authentication technology developer for heterogeneous environments, will team up with Simple Technology Inc., a value added distributor of OEM and high-technology IT security products, to provide Ottawa organizations, resellers, and press with the first fully-interactive "Hacking Demonstration" workshop at the Novotel Ottawa Hotel on May 15, 2007. The innovative workshop will include live examples of hacking techniques, identity theft techniques, and website defacement techniques as well as explaining the best methods of thwarting such vicious attacks. Additional workshops are scheduled for Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 6, Montreal, Quebec
in September, and other cities in North America throughout the year.
Jason Hart, CEO, CRYPTOCard Europe, and a former ethical hacker will provide
attendees with thought-provoking real-world examples of how easily hackers can bypass today's IT security systems, by such means as circumventing enterprise content filters using Google translator, and also demonstrate just how easy it is to search through Google to find static passwords for even the most security-conscious organizations and government agencies. During the workshop hart will also take total control of numerous IP security cameras around the globe panning office spaces in real time.
"Despite the fact that the sophistication of the increasing number of hackers who infiltrate company networks has far outstripped any advances in system security over the last decade, just about every organization that I have visited, including many Fortune 100 companies, still have a high percentage of accounts with easily-cracked static passwords," said Jason Hart, CEO, CRYPTOCard Europe, and a former ethical hacker. "VARs and organizations need to understand just how simple it is for hackers to infiltrate a system in order to implement a serious barrier which can't be easily bypassed," Hart continued. "CRYPTOCard and Simple Technologies hope that this innovative real-world workshop will provide VARs and organizations
in the Ottawa region with the knowledge required to protect their networks from today's sophisticated hacker."