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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 at 00:57:01 +0800

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HITBSecConf2009 – Malaysia Online Registration is Now Open

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The online registration for HITBSecConf2009 – Malaysia is now open – do note that the early bird period ends on the 31st of July

Hack In The Box Security Conference 2009 – Malaysia

HITBSecConf2009 – Malaysia. The premier network security event in Asia and the Middle East. The main aim of our conference is to enable the dissemination, discussion and sharing of deep knowledge network security information. Since 2003, HITBSecConf has routinely brought some of the most respected members of the mainstream network security arena as well as the underground or black hat community to Asia. Our events have always highlighted new and ground-breaking attack and defense methods that have not been seen or discussed in public before.

HITBSecConf2009 – Malaysia will be our 7th conference in Malaysia and is expected to attract over 1000 attendees from around the Asia Pacific region and from around the world. This year’s event will see the continuation of our HITB Lab session which was introduced last year. These hands-on sessions are designed to give attendees a closer and deeper understanding of various security issues through the methodology of see / learn / do.

HITBSecConf2009 – Malaysia will also see a new and improved version of our highly popular team-based hacking competition known as Capture The Flag. First developed and presented at Defcon in the US, the idea behind a CTF competition is to allow for teams of three to hack into prepared servers running in order to retrieve marked files or flags on these target machines. Participants will also be required to defend their systems from attack. Teams will be judged on both their defensive as well as the offensive game play.

We believe HITBSecConf is an ideal platform for leading network security vendors to not only meet with some of the leading network security specialists but to also showcase their own technology and solutions with the public as well.

Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Technical Training – DAY 1 and DAY 2
Date: 5th and 6th October 2009
Time: 0900 – 1800

TECH TRAINING 1 – Web Application (in)Security
TECH TRAINING 2 – Structured Network Threat Analysis and Forensics
TECH TRAINING 3 – The Exploit Laboratory 3.0

Conference DAY 1 and DAY 2
Date: 7th and 8th October 2009
Time: 0900 – 1800

Invited Speakers:

1.) Saumil Shah (Founder, Net-Square)
2.) Deviant Olam (TOOOL USA)
3.) Andrea Barisani (Chief Security Engineer, Inverse Path)
4.) Eric Michaud (TOOOL USA)
5.) Daniele Bianco (Hardware Hacker, Inverse Path)
6.) Babak Javadi (TOOOL USA)
7.) Meling Mudin (Founder,
8.) Job De Haas (Risecure)
9.) Lee Chin Sheng (Independent Network Security Researcher)
10.) Haroon Meer (Technical Director, Sensepost)

Conference Website:

Online Registration:

Written by syazli7

Sun, 24 May 2009 at 20:26:54 +0800

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Why You Need to be at MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009?

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MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009 will be held at Berjaya Times Square on the 31st May – 3rd June 2009. It will be the largest gathering of its kind in Malaysia and will attracts IT Executives, developers, coders, companies, multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies from around the world to share, train, showcase, and maybe hire the bright minds in the Malaysia Open Source Ecosystem. This is a guide of what to expect from this event from the perspective of roles below:-

Computer User

  • See first-hand the power, user-friendliness and robust from viruses of Open Source Operating System powering your desktop, laptops, netbook, home server and handphones (even toaster, serious).
  • Learn from experts on how to tune your Open Source Operating System and detect missing driver, slow performance and guides on the best application that open source can offer.
  • Save your expenses for more important matters in these tough times (girlfriends, food and wedding) rather than wasting time and money installing and buying those anti-virus, Operating System and Productivity Applications.
  • Learn the fundamental of Linux and Unix-based system and how they are different from Windows to impress friends, girlfriends, teachers, and off course enemies / rivals.

Business Owner

  • Do you want to save / monitor your company cost by using the best of breed ERP Solution? Checkout Open Source ADempiere Business Suite. It is the world’s number 1 Open Source ERP Project in the world and delivering solid business experience in a wide range of industries.
  • Learn from the expert: World reknown leader of ADempiere, Mr Red1 will be there at MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference to share and teach you how easy and complex ADempiere Business Suite and how to cater it to your business.
  • Wanna save more dollar and cents? Lookout for the Open Source Desktop and Open Source Applications around you. The community and vendor are more than happy to help and guide you to the wonderful (money savings) world of Open Source.


  • You’re an executive being pressured to look for more cost saving, dealing with reduce IT budget and don’t know where to look? Look no further, MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference is for you. We will showcase Virtualization, Open Source Desktop, Open Source Development Kit, Open Source ERP, Open Source Development Framework and Open Source T-Shirt to show your spirit. There will something for everyone at MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009.
  • We will also share with you Open Source success stories; case studies and how to build your business case towards Open Source Migration.
  • Some of the big Open Source and Open Source-Friendly company will be there on show to show you the FOSSnovation and like-for-like replacement for your current infrastructure.


  • Yes parents also got their fair share of stake in the Open Source Community. We will be showcasing the Sugar OLPC (yes the famous One Laptop Per Child) live CD for the parents to give their loved ones. This CD can run in any notebook and PCs for the children 1st iteration to the world of computing and application in the safest and enjoyable environment.
  • Also some education-oriented games will be showcase to show how wide variety Open Source ecosystem is.


  • So you are looking for jobs or will be graduating soon? And wanna be in the Open Source boat? Jobstreet will open up booth on the event floor. Go there and show the world how good you are!!
  • Heard of Open Source but never really sure what it is? Do you know that most graduate with Open Source skills are far better at getting jobs than those that aren’t? Come over and we show you what the fuss is all about!!

IT Companies

  • Business stagnating? Solutions not being accepted well in the market? We show you the latest trend and where the market is heading in terms of technology, demand and innovation.
  • Looking into Open Source-related business but don’t know where to look? Head over to all the participating companies booth and illustrated speakers and strike some deal / enquiries moving forward. Those coming are some of the biggest in the game e.g. Redhat, Novell, Canonical, Sun Microsystem and Google Inc.

Coders / Developers

  • Looking for new code to hack? New itch to be scratch? Checkout the Developers track where some latest and biggest Open Source Project showcasing their shiny codes and over-the-top applications.
  • Share your knowledge either formally or informally either during the hackathon or the lightning talks session. Be an instant celebrity here, only in MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009!!

Open Source Community

  • Meet new and online-only friend here at MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference and share a drink. Its been a while since the last big gathering of Open Source Community in Malaysia.

Here’s to the big event.


Written by syazli7

Sun, 24 May 2009 at 09:04:12 +0800

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All Govt Agencies To Implement Open Source Software

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 23 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (Mampu) expects all government agencies to implement open source software (OSS) by end of next year.

To date, 462 agencies from a total of 720 agencies have implemented OSS, which managed to provide a savings of more than RM47 million, said Mampu deputy director of ICT (information and communications technology) policy and planning division, Tan King Ing.

“We had utilised the OSS development model for rapid development of product at a lower cost by building upon existing solutions,” she said at a media briefing here today.

Eight OSS products have been developed for use by all public sector agencies, she told reporters.

To further contribute to the industry, Mampu and Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) will host the 2009 MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference from May 31 to June 3.

Source: Bernama (Original)

MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009

Open Source MAMPU

Written by syazli7

Fri, 24 Apr 2009 at 10:48:00 +0800

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MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009 “Open to Change” Open for Registration

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MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009
“Open to Change”

Date: 31 May – 3 June, 2009
Venue: Berjaya Times Square Hotel & Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur.


MSC Malaysia’s inaugural and full-fledged Open Source Conference to incorporate a “Quadruple play” of 4 crucial stakeholders consisting of government, businesses, developers and community in envisioning open source’s contribution to the IT industry and socio-economy.

Positioned as International forum for sharing and exchanging ideas on technical advancements, applications, development and business cases on open source, and its positive impact in meeting challenges of the current economic climate.

Organised by MSC Malaysia & MAMPU and jointly supported by the Malaysian Open Source Community and MOSTI, the Conference invites developers, designers, systems administrators, community leaders, innovators, CTOs and CIOs, evangelists and activists, researchers, strategists, and entrepreneurs to lead and contribute during all conference sessions, tutorials and discussions.

With 3 DAYS, 3 TRACKS, 1 HACKATHON are in store for everyone who attend this conference. In addition, we have renowned speakers from prime Open Source Enterprises which are Mozilla, Google and Red Hat to name a few and also not forgeting from the developer community – Ubuntu, BSD, Fedora, PHPs, etc

Come join us at the MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009! You’ll be pleasantly surprised…

Who should attend?

  • Business executives from MSC Malaysia and Non-MSC Malaysia Status companies
  • Open Source developers, communities, inventors, evangelist, researchers, strategist
  • Government officers
  • Students, general public

Why you should attend?

  1. Provide exposure and knowledge on the importance of Open Source in enhancing competitiveness by giving freedom of choice in software usage with lower total cost of ownership, hence benefiting businesses and society at large. Over 30 session tracks are made available.
  2. Share amongst the open source community on new directions and latest innovations by the subject matter experts, thought leaders and industry gurus.
  3. Provide a platform for conference participants to actively interact, share and exchange views, ideas, and tools on the latest trends and issues of Open Source.
  4. Networking, learning and having great fun!


MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009

Written by syazli7

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 at 14:35:46 +0800

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Call for Papers: MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009

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Call for Paper/Participation for MSC “Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009”.

For the very first time Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (MDeC) with Malaysian Administrative Modernisation And Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) and jointly with the Malaysian Open Source Community together hosting the Malaysian First Open Source Conference.

The conference held in Berjaya Time Square Convention Centre from May 31st 2009 to June 3rd, 2009. The conference will be filled with working paper from domestic and international speakers.

With the theme “How the creative open source & the community can help survive the impact of economic crisis” able to stir the interest on OSS’s application and produce many more OSS’s application developers in

Of the purpose working paper call is open to all individual, University or Company who is to present on the solutions or applications. The working paper must be in knowledge sharing concept. The working paper must not contain marketing materials to promote certain product or company.

To those who are interested please visit for submission of paper.

Please do note that the closing date for CFP is on May 5th, 2009 and the selected paper will be informed immediately. For selected speakers please submit your presentation slide before May 22nd, 2009.

Thank you.

Source: KageSenshi

Written by syazli7

Thu, 16 Apr 2009 at 02:08:58 +0800

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OSCC MAMPU is calling for submission of OSS Case Studies for the 2009 National OSS Case Study Awards

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OSCC MAMPU is calling for submission of OSS Case Studies for the 2009 National OSS Case Study Awards.

This OSS Case Study Awards are open to ALL Public Sector Agencies including Public Higher Education Institutions (IPTA) and Polytechnics.

Presentation of the Awards will be held in conjunction with MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference in May 31th to June 3rd 2009.

The Awards are classified into three (3) groups;

Group 1: Public Sector Agencies other than IPTA & Polytechnics;
Group 2: IPTA & Polytechnics; and
Group 3: IPTA & Polytechnics Students.

Submissions of the OSS Case Studies are encouraged for knowledge sharing purpose. Please do not resubmit the OSS Case Studies submitted in 2008.

The best OSS Case Studies will also be eligible for the Final National OSS Case Study Awards 2009 which will be held in conjunction with MyGOSSCON 2009 in November 2009.

The OSS Case Study Awards are for the following solution categories:

* Desktop
* Infrastructure
* Application

Submission Template

A template for submission is provided. It is recommended that the main sections are kept as it is, however additional sub-sections can be added. Submission in Bahasa Malaysia are also accepted provided that
they follow the same formats. English is encouraged, as these case studies will also be used to showcase and share Malaysian OSS implementations to international audiences.

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on 8thMay 2009.

NOTE:Finalists will be able to update their submissions for final
national awards in November 2009.


All Public Sector agencies, IPTA/Polytechnics and their students are eligible.

Submitting Submissions

Please submit enquiries and the case studies, to before the deadline. If the case study files are too large to be sent by email, please provide a link.

Finalists & Winners

Group 1 – 3 finalists will be selected and awarded for each solution category. 1 winner will be selected for each category from the finalists.

Group 2 – 3 finalists will be selected and awarded for all solution categories. 1 winner will be selected for all solution categories from the finalists.

Group 3 – 3 finalists will be selected and awarded for all solution categories. 1 winner will be selected for all solution categories from the finalists.

This will make a total of 15 finalists and 5 winners.

All OSS case study submissions will be compiled and uploaded to OSCC MAMPU’s website. Selected case studies may also be compiled into a publication.


More about MyGOSSCON

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More about MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference 2009


Source: Harisfazillah

Written by syazli7

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 at 08:49:45 +0800

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