Core Security Technologies Partners with Carnegie Mellon CyLab to Advance Real-World Security Testing

Core Security Technologies Partners with Carnegie Mellon CyLab to Advance Real-World Security Testing

Research to Focus on Developing Next Generation of Security Test & Measurement Technologies

BOSTON – April 27, 2011 - Core Security Technologies, the market’s leading provider of IT security test and measurement solutions, today announced that it has joined Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s consortium of industrial partners and also provided a gift to further CyLab research into cyber security. Researchers from Core and CyLab will share insights and expertise on the development of next generation of automated security testing capabilities. The agreement brings additional research breadth and depth to future technology development at Core. CyLab and CoreLabs, Core Security’s research group, are both working on advancing exploitation techniques and developing automation to speed the innovation of real-world testing solutions. 



“As security testing strives to meet the challenges posed by the escalating threatscape, Core Security is committed to providing better security intelligence for commercial and government organizations. By expanding our investments in R&D and by teaming with world-leading institutions like CyLab, we expect to build the next generation of automated, proactive security technologies,” said Milan Shah, senior vice president of products and engineering, who directs Core’s R&D. “CyLab is known throughout the industry for its unique, cross-disciplinary approach to security research, and its contributions will be invaluable to our research and development efforts. Our relationship with Carnegie Mellon will help us move the industry forward through innovations we develop. ”

Carnegie Mellon CyLab is one of the largest university-based cyber security research and education centers in the U.S. The group draws on expertise in software engineering, secure systems design, networking, cryptography, and robotics – as well as in management and policy, economics and psychology – to develop holistic strategies and solutions for some of the most compelling cyber challenges of the 21st Century.

“With Core Security’s extensive research capabilities, its ongoing work with organizations across a broad range of industries, and its interest in best practices necessary to realistically measure exposure to advancing security threats, there is a natural synergy with research going on at CyLab,” said Richard Power, distinguished fellow at Carnegie Mellon CyLab. “We welcome Core Security to our consortium of industry partners,” Power added, “and with Core’s participation, we will use their gift to advance our efforts to inform new, proactive security solutions.”

About CoreLabs, CoreLabs is the research center of Core Security Technologies charged with anticipating the future needs and requirements for information security technologies. Research is conducted in several important areas of computer security including system vulnerabilities, cyber-attack planning and simulation, and cloud security testing. Results from these efforts include problem formalization, identification of vulnerabilities, novel solutions and prototypes for new technologies. CoreLabs regularly publishes security advisories, technical papers, project information and shared software tools for public use at: http://www.coresecurity.com/corelabs

About Core Security Technologies

Core Security helps organizations bridge the gap between processing volumes of data and gaining actionable intelligence about proven security exposures. Our security test and measurement solutions empower customers with real-world security intelligence, security controls validation and metrics that allow them to more effectively secure their organizations and manage IT risks.

Core Security’s software solutions are used by more than a thousand commercial and government organizations worldwide. Our products range from desktop software tools for security experts to enterprise-wide automated testing and measurement platforms. All of our products and services are backed by over 15 years of leading-edge research and expertise from the company’s Security Consulting Services, CoreLabs Research and Core Engineering groups. Core Security Technologies can be reached at +1 (617) 399-6980 or online at http://www.coresecurity.com.

About Carnegie Mellon CyLab

Carnegie Mellon CyLab is a bold and visionary effort, which establishes public-private partnerships to develop new technologies for measurable, secure, available, trustworthy and sustainable computing and communications systems. CyLab is a world leader in both technological research and the education of professionals in information assurance, security technology, business and policy, as well as security awareness among cybercitizens of all ages.  Building on more than two decades of Carnegie Mellon leadership in Information Technology, CyLab is a university-wide initiative that involves over fifty faculty and one hundred graduate students from more than six different departments and schools.

Contacts:

Dave Bowker or Lesley Sullivan

Schwartz Communications

781 684-0770

coresecurity@schwartzcomm.com  

Wed, April 27