Have a go if you think you're hard enough

Datafort, a Dubai Internet Company, is inviting would-be Internet hackers to its stand in hall six to try and hack through its new Internet security technology.

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By  Daniel Anderson-Ford Published  October 14, 2001

Datafort, a Dubai Internet Company, is inviting would-be Internet hackers to its stand in hall six to try and hack through its new Internet security technology.

The competition involves eight levels, each getting increasingly harder, and is based on known hacking techniques such as buffer overflow. There are three PC’s available on the stand, and Datafort is also inviting participants to its web site, www.hack.datafort.net.

Datafort is using the demonstration to focus on its four main groups of Internet security technology and services, consisting loosely of consultancy, management, monitoring and training.
Datafort clearly believes the first of these, consultancy, differentiates it from the competition.

Commented Sabri Hamed Al Azazi, CEO at Datafort: “Most important is our computer forensics service, which no other Middle Eastern company offers. We have ethical hackers working on our client’s internal and external networks and performing intrusion analysis. These people are then able to give insider information on secutiry improvements.”

Another unique service is the company’s research facility, which can analyse the vast amount of data that is created from security systems such as firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems [IDS]. Datafort will then feed this back to the client, providing valuable information on a network’s weak points.

Concluded Azazi: “We are trying to create awareness and education on the issue of Internet security and policing.”

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