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Japan will host the Code Blue Conference on February 17 and 18 – attracting "_computer security experts_" from around the globe to examine and "_discuss cutting-edge measures against cyberattacks_, "according to an article published on the Stuff website. The article indicates that "_world-class computer security experts_" or "_white hat hackers_" will be in attendance at this timely event. This will be the first time that Japan will host an "_international_" event dealing with this subject matter, according to the article.
The article states that due to "growing concern over a rapid increase in cyberattacks_, "a group of Japanese experts decided to plan this event where they can "_present and share information on computer and information security." Japanese security professionals expect Code Blue to be an event viewed much like the Black Hat – which attracts approximately "_10,000 people every year to listen to presentations by famous hackers_", according to the article. The Black Hat – a well-known international gathering – has not been held in Japan since 2008, so there is a current goal to hold an event equivalent to it in Japan this year.
According to the report, Code Blue will host "_keynote speeches_" by legendary hacker and US Department of Homeland Security's Advisory Council member Jeff Moss and Naval Postgraduate School senior lecturer Chris Eagle. A Code Blue spokeswoman was quoted in the article to say, "_Code Blue is a hospital emergency code that indicates a patient in need of immediate medical attention, or that calls for relevant teams to respond immediately. We named the conference after the code because we hope to save the world by combining people's knowledge_."
Written by Bryon Turcotte / February 10, 2014