Report on the 2011 Taiwan Anti-Hacking Technology and Cloud Security Conference
The National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC) held the “2011 Taiwan Anti-Hacking Technology and Cloud Security Conference” on November 3rd and 4th. The NCHC invited experts and researchers from the information security industry to discuss topics such as system security, botnets, and cloud security. In addition to speeches given by experts, the research team involved in the NSC project, "System Security and the Establishment of Anti-Hacking Controls and Cloud Information Security Systems," was invited to publish research results. Booths were also set up to display research results of the project.
Important participants in the information security industry (From left to right¡GMr. Tai-Wei Chow, investigation agent of Ministry of Justice; Mr. Lukas, exchange researcher of National Cheng Kung University; Mr. Yi-Lang Tsai, associate researcher of NCHC; Dr. Kuo-Sun Chow, researcher of Chunghwa Telecom; Mr. Jee-Gong Chang, researcher of NCHC; Dr. Bih-Hwang Lee, Professor of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology; Mr. San-Cheng Chang; Mr. Zhe-Hao Chang, researcher of National Science Council; and Mr. Wei-Cheng Huang, Deputy Director of NCHC)
To further participants’ knowledge of the current trends in information security and to facilitate communication between industries and government, the NCHC invited experts to conduct presentations about anti-hacking technology in Taiwan on the first day of the conference. Director Pei-Wen Liu from Information & Communication Security Technology Center, Executive Yuan, delivered a speech on the current situation that the government connected the authorities and industries to protect network from botnets through the ISAC (Information Sharing and Analysis Center). Professor Hahn-Ming Lee from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology presented the development of a cloud security and information security project. Dr. Kuo-Sun Chow from the Information and Communication Security Lab of Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories introduced the cloud security structure developed by Chunghwa Telecom, a supplier of cloud services. Mr. Tai-Wei Chow, the investigation agent of the Ministry of Justice, presented on common cybercrimes, attacks, and malicious software. Mr. Lukas, the exchange researcher at the National Cheng Kung University, shared information about Honeynet applications. The presentations were concluded by the NCHC’s Deputy Director Wei-Cheng Huang who introduced the research results of an information security project sponsored by National Science Council (NSC).
The rise of cloud and mobile commerce creates more concerns about the protection of information. Following new environments and new technologies, mobile and broadband terminals, Internet services, crime investigation, and national security are confronting new challenges. Therefore, the last session of the conference was to invite industry representatives to conduct a panel discussion hosted by Mr. San-Cheng Chang, and panel speakers included Mr. Zhe-Hao Chang, researcher from NSC; Director Pei-Wen Liu, Mr. Lukas, and Deputy Director Wei-Cheng Huang. The discussion covered cloud service security, issues of botnets in Taiwan, and the protection policies of corporations regarding private information. Other participants also raised questions regarding the insufficient funding, the shortage of human resources, and the availability of information security training and malicious program databases.
Panel speakers from left to right are Mr. Tai-Wei Chow, Mr. Lukas, Mr. San-Cheng Chang, Deputy Director Wei-Cheng Huang, and Mr. Zhe-Hao Chang.
The agenda of the second day was for the NCHC and 8 domestic universities to present their research results. The NCHC representatives presented on botnet viruses, digital forensics, backbone defense cloud, and cloud information security analysis systems. The representatives of universities presented topics of "Botnet Forensics and Active Fingerprinting," "Observations on Samples and Behaviors of Active Trapping Botnet," "The Establishment of a System for the Detection of Botnet Viruses," detective analysis of junk mail on campus, and the research regarding trapping internet intruders.
With two days of discussions and presentations, the results of the NSC project, “System Security and the Establishment of Anti-Hacking Controls and Cloud Information Security Systems,” and the technology and accomplishments of the NCHC and 8 domestic universities were fully demonstrated. The discussions provided participants with abundant knowledge of information security.
Booths display results from the NCHC and 8 universities.