Core Security Experts Take Stage at Black Hat 2010 & DEFCON 18 Ethical Hacking Conferences

Core Security Experts Take Stage at Black Hat 2010 & DEFCON 18 Ethical Hacking Conferences

CoreLabs Research and CoreTex Backdoor Hiding Contest Illustrate
Continued Thought Leadership

BOSTON, MA - July 26, 2010 - Core Security Technologies, the market’s leading provider of IT security testing solutions, today announced that its CoreLabs researchers will once again take center stage at the annual Black Hat USA and DEFCON conferences being held in Las Vegas from July 24 - Aug. 1, further highlighting the company’s continued leadership in the vulnerability research and IT risk assessment space.

Speaking at the annual Black Hat conference will be Core Security consultants Diego Sor and Leandro Meiners, who will present their research on wireless security issues affecting Cisco networking gear. The talk has already generated significant interest among industry watchers, gaining coverage by leading security reporters at IDG News Service and ThreatPost, among others.

Title: WPA Migration Mode: WEP Is Back to Haunt You...
Presenters: Leandro Meiners & Diego Sor, Senior Security Consultants
Date and Time: July 28, 2010 at 10 am
Location: Forum 24, Caesars Hotel, Las Vegas

At the DEFCON conference, CoreLabs experts will both present timely research and host an exciting backdoor flaw hiding competition aimed at programmers and hackers alike.

During the latter event, which will be conducted by the CoreLabs CoreTex Competitions Team – both in person at the show and online – participants will test their skills in disguising and finding security vulnerabilities in otherwise legitimate programs.

Title: Hiding Backdoors in Plain Sight
Presenter: CoreLabs CoreTex Competitions Team
Date: July 30, 2010
Location: Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
Link to Event:

And in a nod to the diversity of interesting projects highlighted at DEFCON, Core Security Senior Exploit Writers Oren Isacson and Alfredo Ortega will present “Exploiting Digital Cameras” during which they will demonstrate how one popular manufacturer’s handheld digicam can be compromised using an infected memory card.

Title: Exploiting Digital Cameras
Presenter: Oren Isacson and Alfredo Ortega, Senior Exploit Writers
Date: July 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm
Location: Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

During the week-long Black Hat and DEFCON events, of which Core Security is recognized as a “Sustaining Sponsor,” the company will also engage in a long list of additional business activities, along with its presence in the Black Hat vendor exposition.

Among the specific events being hosted by Core in Las Vegas will be meetings of its Customer Community group and Customer Advisory Board, in addition to several social events    held to meet with existing customers and other professionals in the IT security community.

“Long before the mainstream had embraced the concept of ethical hacking and presentation of cutting-edge vulnerability research, Jeff Moss and his Black Hat conference team were working tirelessly to elevate the involved issues, just as Core Security was,” said Mark Hatton, CEO of Core Security. “We’re proud to be a continued sponsor of these vital industry events, and our presence there both as a research organization and a leading provider of commercial solutions used by ethical hackers to carry out their work speaks volumes about our applicability to the problems being discussed, and the adoption of proactive security testing and measurement across the enterprise.”

About Core Security Technologies
Core Security Technologies enables organizations to both get ahead of threats and bridge the gap between security data and critical business risks. Using our test and measurement solutions, security professionals proactively validate their security controls while revealing actual risk paths that traverse IT layers to expose critical assets. As a result, our customers gain unprecedented visibility into threats to the business, while measuring risk on a continual basis. Core’s security testing and measurement solutions are backed by trusted vulnerability research and leading-edge threat expertise from the company’s Security Consulting Services, CoreLabs and Engineering groups. Based in Boston, Mass. and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at:


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