Upcoming Cyber Security Event to Feature Microsoft Security Expert


PRLog (Press Release)Apr. 23, 2014HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Paula Januszkiewicz, the IT security auditor and penetration tester, enterprise security MVP and trainer and Microsoft security trusted advisor for CQURE, will be a featured speaker at Rocket City TakeDownCon this summer. The EC-Council Foundation is bringing this globally recognized hacking and offensive cyber security conference to Huntsville for the second year in partnership with Dynetics, the premier sponsor and host. The event will be held on Aug. 18-19, along with a pre-conference training academy Aug. 14-17, in the Dynetics Solutions Complex at 1004 Explorer Blvd. in Cummings Research Park.

As a Microsoft MVP, Januszkiewicz was chosen for having a “unique set of expertise and passion” around Microsoft technologies and is recognized for her contributions to online and technical communities. The speaker’s many Microsoft certifications include MCITP, MCTS, MCSE and MCDBA. At the TakeDownCon conference, she will cover “Adventures in Underland:  What Password Do When No One is Watching.”

Januszkiewicz, who is also CEO and founder of CQURE, has spoken at numerous well-known conferences such as TechEd North America, TechEd Europe, TechEd Middle East, RSA, TechDays and CyberCrime, and she writes extensively on Windows security. She is the security architect on IDesign, a team of world-class security architects, and her company, CQURE, works on a range of security-related issues and projects. She has conducted hundreds of IT security audits and penetration tests, including some for governmental organizations. Januszkiewicz is co-author of a book about the Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 and is currently working on a second book.

Eric Lopez, EC-Council’s director of conferences and events, said, “We are excited to work with Dynetics again this year to bring to Huntsville some of the most well-known and highly respected experts in the field of cyber security. Paula is one of the most admired in the field, particularly with her specialty in Microsoft security. We were pleased with the response last year to our first conference in Huntsville, with 230 conference attendees and 70 pre-conference training participants. We had great speakers and a number of them are returning. We’re fortunate to have Paula as one of our new speakers for 2014.”

The Rocket City TakeDownCon will deliver a comprehensive analysis of cyber security through EC-Council’s industry-leading training and thought-provoking keynotes in two focused tracks, “Attack” and “Defense,” featuring a variety of instructors and speakers.

“The line-up of speakers at this year’s Rocket City TakeDownCon is remarkable and not yet complete,” said Dynetics Chief Technical Officer Tom Baumbach. “We look forward to another successful conference.”

For more information about the event and the current lineup of speakers, visit www.takedowncon.com.

About TakeDownCon

TakeDownCon is a highly technical forum that focuses on the latest vulnerabilities, the most potent exploits, and the current security threats.  World- class industry insiders come to share their knowledge, giving delegates the opportunity to learn about the industry’s most important issues. With two days and two dynamic tracks, delegates will spend Day 1 on the Attack, learning how even the most protected systems can be breached. Day 2 is dedicated to Defense, and delegates will learn if their defense mechanisms are on par to thwart nefarious and persistent attacks. TakeDownCon provides the most sought after technical training and certification classes offered through Hacker Halted Academy by top training companies and led by well-respected instructors. For more information, visit www.takedowncon.com (http://www.takedowncon.com/ rocketcity).

About EC-Council Foundation

EC-Council Foundation is a not-for-profit initiative by EC-Council to raise awareness of online safety issues for the global community while unifying global cyber defense. EC-Council Foundation’s mission is to unify global cyber defense by fostering collaboration and participation of online computer users to become advocates for safe on-line activities for youth and adults alike through education and training programs. Visit http://foundation.eccouncil.org.

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