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| Company to Reveal Hacking Secrets in Security Seminars
December 17, 1998 (TOKYO) -- International Network Security K.K. said
that it will hold seminars for specialists on network security, aimed
at network administrators in large companies, starting from January.
|Seminar participants will learn about hacking techniques from professionals
engaged in penetration testing (mock attempts to illegally penetrate
a network). The aim is to broaden skills in practical computer security
The seminars will begin by teaching the basics about network protocols
and firewall design, and move on to attack methods that use actual hacking
tools. By the end of the course, participants will be able to penetrate
networks by themselves, utilizing the tools and hacking techniques they
The course does not simply impart knowledge, according to International
Network Security. It includes hands-on practice in attacking International
Network Security's computer network and the networks of companies that
have given prior approval.
Crossbar Security Inc. of the United States, which has a partnership
arrangement with International Network Security, will provide a team
of penetration testing specialists to teach the advanced course for
those requiring a high level of technical expertise. The team will include
Mark Abene, president of Crossbar Security, who became notorious early
in life as a computer hacker.
Fees for the seminars will be around 3 million yen (US$25,950) for the
Security Experts Course (comprising nine days) for beginners to intermediate
levels, and around 6 million yen for the Security Professionals Course
(totaling 24 days) for intermediate to advanced levels.
These fees are not inexpensive. However, an increasing number of companies
need in-house experts capable of implementing strong computer network
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