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EC-Council to host highly technical IT security conference focusing on Mobile & Wireless Security

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Albuquerque, NM – Nov 10, 2011 –TakeDownCon, the highly technical IT security conference series designed by EC-Council which was first launched in Dallas in May, is making its second appearance, this time in Las Vegas.

To be held at the magnificent M Resort Spa Casino from December 2 – 7, TakeDownCon Las Vegas will focus purely on mobile and wireless security. This highly technical conference will feature cutting edge presentations and demonstrations revolving around mobile and wireless security, from leading information security professionals and subject matter experts.

“The world is witnessing the evolution of mobile and wireless devices turning into a general-purpose computing platform. These devices and technology has become ubiquitous to our daily lives,” said Jay Bavisi, president of EC-Council. He adds, “As mobile devices grow in popularity, it has become more prominent targets for criminals. We hope to create a platform where critical issues surrounding the integrity of mobile and wireless security are discussed and debated.”

The success of this very focused and technical conference series, after the launch in Dallas, has been highly documented, and had earned rave reviews.

Key highlights at TakeDownCon Las Vegas 2011 include:

  •    Keynote speaker Moxie Marlinspike, a very well-respected security researcher who has presented many times at renowned conferences, including being one of the keynotes at the recently concluded Hacker Halted Miami.
  •   Advanced technical presentations from many industry experts, including Chris Eng from Veracode, Srikar Sagi from PayPal, Georgia Weidman from Neohapsis, Jimmy Shah from McAfee, Joey Peloquin from Fishnet Security, and Loucif Kharouni from Trend Micro, among others. Topics covered include highly intriguing subjects such as attacking mobile platforms, hacking android and its vulnerabilities, mobile forensics, RFID security, smartphone spying and many others.
  •    Pre-conference training including the world-renowned, DoD Directive 8570-accepted Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) version 7, the Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), as well as the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) program.

For more information, including a complete speakers line up, program agenda, training offerings, and registration details, please visit

About TakeDownCon

TakeDownCon is a technical IT security conference series that provides advanced, highly technical research, presentations, and training to accomplished information security professionals. Designed by EC-Council, it made its debut in Dallas in May 2011, and followed by Las Vegas in December. TakeDownCon focuses on technical researches in cutting-edge exploits and vulnerabilities and also provides highly technical as well as certification training, including the renowned Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) program (a recently accepted certification of DOD Directive 8570.01M Change 2).


Leonard Chin
[email protected]
Conference Director – TakeDownCon
Director of Marketing, Conferences & Events – EC-Council

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