CanSecWest taps Core Security to share Penetration Testing and exploit writing expertise


Senior Researcher Gerardo Richarte to

Host Exploit Writing Workshop

BOSTON, Mass. - April 16, 2007 - Core Security Technologies, provider of CORE IMPACT, the first-to-market penetration testing product for assessing specific information security risks, today announced that Core Security researcher Gerardo Richarte will serve as a featured presenter at the CanSecWest Conference. The Security Masters event, which takes place April 16-17, 2007, at the Marriott Renaissance Harbourside, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Workshop: Security Masters Dojo: "Assembly for Exploit Writing"

Session Date: April 16, 2007;

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: Marriott Renaissance Harbourside, Vancouver, British Columbia

On April 16, Richarte will host a popular instructional session for security professionals to further improve their exploit writing skills. Lessons will include exploit assembly, reading and writing. Attendees will learn the workings of buffer overflows, integer overflows and sign mismatches, and participate in interactive exploitation exercises.

Richarte is regarded among the industry’s top IT security innovators and is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in exploit writing. Additionally, Richarte contributes to key projects across the Company, including the preparation of advisories, writing technical papers, consulting as part of the Core Security Consulting Services team and leading information-security training courses. 

CanSecWest, the world's most advanced conference focusing on applied digital security, brings industry luminaries together in a relaxed environment which promotes collaboration and social networking. The conference lasts for three days and features a single track of thought-provoking presentations, each prepared by an experienced professional and talented educator who is at the cutting edge of his or her field. The conference gives preference to new and innovative material, highlighting important, emerging technologies, techniques, or industry best practices. Additional information on CanSecWest can be found at

For more information about Core Security’s activities at CanSecWest, or to schedule meetings with Company experts at the conference, please contact Dave Bowker or Tiffany Archambault at 781-684-0770 or email  


About Core Security Technologies

Core Security Technologies develops strategic solutions that help security-conscious organizations worldwide develop and maintain a proactive process for securing their networks. The company’s flagship product, CORE IMPACT, is the first automated penetration testing product for assessing specific information security threats to an organization. Penetration testing evaluates overall network security and identifies what resources are exposed. It enables organizations to determine if current security investments are detecting and preventing attacks. Core augments its leading technology solution with world-class security consulting services, including penetration testing, software security auditing and related training. Based in Boston, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at


Dave Bowker or Tiffany Archambault

Schwartz Communications

781 684-0770


Mon, April 16