Shawn Henry ROSEVILLE, Calif., Aug. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — HTCIA is inviting all of its International Conference registrants to join the Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge on September 8, 2013 during the 21st Annual HTCIA International Conference & Training Expo, at the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in Summerlin, Nev. The Challenge is an exciting, immersive and interactive capture the flag competition designed for all levels of technical expertise.

It puts participants in the hacker’s shoes to understand their targets, technology and thought processes so they can ultimately better protect their company or agency. Symantec will award over $4250 in prizes during the challenge (First Place=$2500)! The Challenge is only open to registered attendees of the HTCIA International Conference.

For more information or to register for both events please see the HTCIA Conference website: .

“The Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge is an exciting addition to our unique and expanding line-up of events for this year’s International Conference. It is an excellent opportunity for attendees to not only apply, but also advance their skills in forensics, ethical hacking and much more,” says Karl Rademacher, the HTCIA Marketing Committee Chair. “With the ever-growing cyber threats facing our industry, we are excited and proud to have Symantec’s Challenge as a part of our Conference,, says Rademacher.

The annual HTCIA International Conference draws industry professionals from around the globe. Attendees can expect this year’s conference to feature a variety of lectures and hands-on labs specific to their industry segment.

The Keynote Speaker has been announced as Shawn Henry, retired FBI Executive Assistant Director and current President of Crowdstrike Services.

This year’s agenda consists of 30 lectures and 80 hands-on labs for all experience levels and covering a wide range of topics from Investigations involving Social Networking sites, Android Malware Detection, and even a Network Forensics Murder Mystery event! There will also be entertainment provided by comedians Craig Shoemaker and Don McMillan. As an added bonus, all attendees will receive complimentary software bundles valued at several hundred dollars.

The J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa is the luxurious event venue and hosting hotel for the conference, which you can reserve at the special conference rate of $99 per night. With four weeks left before the conference, there are a limited number of rooms remaining so HTCIA recommends booking as soon as possible while rooms are available. For more information on venue and travel discounts please visit .

About HTCIA:

HTCIA is a non-profit professional organization founded over 25 years ago for the purpose of educating individuals involved with high tech investigations. For more information please visit: .

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