New Milestone in International Research Collaboration

CoverToday, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, it was announced by Informing Science Institute that our research collaboration paper entitled, A Comparison of International Information Security Regulations, was finally publicized in Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management (IJIKM).  It was a long road from its inception back in 2012 when Prof Lincke coined the idea of research collaboration among the three institution: Ostfalia University of Applied Science,  University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Swiss German University.  This publication mark a new milestone of research collaboration Swiss German University started when Prof Lie of Ostfalia University of Applied Science signed an Memorandum of Understanding with Swiss German University back in August 2011.  I am grateful for an opportunity to participate in this research collaboration where the researchers are all very passionate and determine to pursue to produce nothing but the best in their research.

Google Chrome Hacked

At Pwn2Own this year, Google Chrome browser was the first browser to be “own”ed, compare with last year, CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacker contest, Google chrome was the last. VUPEN team described and showed the demo in their home page, in which they bypassed ASLR/DEP/Sandbox without even using Windows kernel vulnerabilities.  VUPEN, which sells vulnerability information and exploit to government customers mentioned that they wanted to send the following message (as quoted from zdnet blog) : “no software is unbreakable if hackers have enough motivation to prepare and launch an attack.”

Indonesia Honeynet Project

After the declaration of Honeynet Indonesia Chapter (Indonesia Honeynet Project) on 25 November 2011 in Swiss German University, Honeynet Parent Organization ( finally announced the acceptance of Indonesia Honeynet Project ( as the Indonesia Chapter for the Honeynet Project globally.  If you are interested to be involved in the organization, kindly email me to participate in the local mailing list of Indonesia Honeynet Project.  The local event Indonesia Honeynet Project has been scheduled, please refer to Indonesia Honeynet Project web site.

Malware Workshop – 26 Nov 2011

In the effort to raise community awareness about current malware and generate interest to perform more research in the area of malware, SGU IT Faculty, plan to hold a second malware workshop with the title: Malware – HackTROY.  The first malware workshop was held in 2010 and the recap of the event can be found here.  To continue the legacy, we invited once more Pak Aat Shadewa to share with how trojan works, how hackers actually use trojan to perform their hacking and how to countermeasure these.  Attendees will have an opportunity to work with live trojan in an Virtual Machine Environment and attendees are recommended to bring their own laptops when attending the workshop.  Live CD (image format) will be distributed, your external hard disk will be handy during the workshop. The early bird will enjoy cheaper price, so register & pay before 12 Nov 2011 to qualify for early bird.  The workshop fee include Snack (2 times), lunch and certificate. So, email to rachmawati [at] sgu dot ac dot id to reserve your seat today, since the seats are limited.

Deloitte Rank 500 Technology Fast Companies

Every Year Deloitte rank 500 Technology Fast Companies, i.e. fastest growing technology companies.  The rank is determined based on the growth from 2006 to 2010.  Below is the top 10 companies that made it to the top:

Even though these companies are growing, the overall growth rate has been decreasing as shown below:

For the 14 years in a row software companies have been showing the greatest growth among all the companies, as shown below:

Below are the top 10 companies that are growing from 1069% to an amazing 50136%:

To download the complete detail of the 500 fastest growing companies by Deloitte, click here.