After an 8-year hiatus, the HITB Security Conference series returns to the Middle East! HITB2018DXB will feature 2-day technical training courses followed by our 2-day multi-track conference. The conference days will feature HITB’s popular Capture the Flag competition, a technology exhibition with a focus area on IoT and blockchain related tech, a car hacking village, hardware related village and a space for makers and hackerspaces. And not forgetting our CommSec track - a free-to-attend track of 30 and 60-minute talks that we also live stream on Youtube!
Anyone can learn to solder! Even if you have never made anything in your life, you can learn this very useful and enjoyable skill. It really is fun! Mitch will bring kits to make cool, practical, intriguing, hackable things that you can bring home after you make it.
HITB Armory by ToolsWatch
Organized in collaboration with Tools Watch and Opposing Force, the HITB Armory is a brand new dedicated area where independent researchers will get to show off their projects, run their demos and allow you to play around with their awesome security tools!
Capture The Flag Live Hacking Contest
A two-day team and individual-based Capture The Flag competition organized by the XCTF Team from China! We have space for 24 on-site teams (3 players max). Don't have a team, no worries, you can still compete on-site or online! Grab your laptop, jack in and hack on!
SCADA CTF & Village by NSHC
NSHC from Korea will be bringing their SCADA-focused CTF and SCADA demonstration train set for you to check out! The SCADA CTF is open to all visitors and attendees - think you have what it takes to break into real SCADA controllers? Show us!
Car Hacking Village by CHV Defcon & Qihoo360
See a real-life car hacking demo by the world famous Qihoo team! In addition, folks from Defcon's Car Hacking Village will be on-hand with REAL car dashboards for you to play with and everything you need to know to get started with automotive security research and hackery. The tools you'll need, the software to install and all the tips and tricks to start riding the CANBUS!
HITB .edu Capture The Flag Contest
Alongside our main CTF, we will also be running a competition specifically for high-school and college students! The CTF is a jeopardy style contest with attack oriented challenges on Day 1 and defense focused ones on Day 2. Top 3 teams will be asked to present their walkthroughs on both days. Teams will be judged on time taken to solve the challenges, their ingenuity in solving it, and their presentations.
Internet of Things Village by ISE
Organizers of Defcon's IoT Village - Independent Security Evaluators will be in Dubai with a plethora of IoT enabled devices for attendees to play with - from routers to cameras, smart alarms and more. ISE members will guide attendees through analyzing these devices to find bugs and there will also be an IoT CTF with mini prizes up for grabs.
Hardware / Chip-Off Village by VXRL
At the Chip-Off Village, members from VXRL we will teach attendees how to start hacking hardware - specifically how to remove embedded eMMC chips for their own analysis. Some inexpensive JTAG/ISP and chip-off equipment will be made available for attendees to do some testing and eMMC chips with circuit board kits will also be made available.
Capture the Signal by Trend Micro
This is a new wireless signal capture and analysis contest run by Trend Micro from the US. The competition is open to all attendees and there will be SDRs provided for use on-site. They will be running this for the very first time at HITB Dubai.
HITB Badge Village
Yes, there will be a special edition electronic badge for all #HITB2018DXB attendees! Come by the HITB Badge village and learn how to hack your special edition badge and expand its functionality! We’ll show you how to get started reprogramming the badge and hacking it to do more stuff! Unlock secret features, mini-games and more!
Career Zone by Cyber Talents
Run in collaboration with Cyber Talents, the career zone is an area for fresh grads just starting out on their infosec careers or for security professionals looking for their next challenge. Stop by and speak with various GCC based companies looking to hire next generation ninjas!
Hack In The Class Village
Most kids aren’t exposed to interesting hacking stuff at their schools. These junior hackers don’t fit into the square hole. They belong in a ‘hacky classroom’ – one which teaches real tech subjects. With this in mind, we decided to start something new for kids like these at HITB – we call it Hack in The Class. If you are a kid aged 12 and up, drop by where we will have microelectronics for you to program and hack on, a mini web treasure hunt and also a web hacking challenge!