Core Speakers to Highlight Penetration Testing at 2003 Pacsec Conference

Core Speakers to Highlight Penetration Testing at 2003 Pacsec Conference

Presentation to Focus on Understanding State-of-the Art Attack Techniques

Boston, MA: October 30, 2003 – Core Security Technologies, provider of CORE IMPACT, the first-to-market penetration testing software product for assessing specific information security risks, today announced that Ivan Arce the company’s CTO, and Gerardo Richarte, CORE IMPACT Lead Exploit Developer will present “Attack and Penetration Techniques From the Attacker's Perspective” at the upcoming 2003 Pacsec Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

“Understanding the attacker’s perspective is critical when attempting to secure network information assets,” said Ivan Arce. “By explaining the benefits of penetration testing, we hope this presentation will help network administrators and security professionals to better assess the real risk to their most critical resources.”

The presentation will address advanced attack techniques and methodologies that explain how an attacker plans and executes attacks. Additionally, concepts such as identifying and attacking new targets (individual machines, whole organizations and various embedded systems), planning and optimizing the attack cycle and developing new attack methodologies and technologies will be explored.

About the Core Speakers

Ivan Arce is the CTO and one of the co-founders of Core Security Technologies, as well as the author of many security advisories and papers. He is the Associate Editor of the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, as well as a world-renowned authority on attack techniques.

Gera Richarte is widely regarded as one of the world’s most prominent exploit developers. Additionally, he is responsible for countless innovations in attack and penetration technique. Gerardo is the lead exploit developer for CORE IMPACT and has performed hundreds of penetration tests and software security audits with Core’s Security Consulting Services team.

About Pacsec 2003

This conference focuses on newly emerging information security research in the areas of auditing and penetration testing as well as security and defensive strategies. The presenters are experienced security professionals at the vanguard of leading information security technology as well as experienced instructors who have prepared tutorials intended to help you stay abreast of the latest developments in this rapidly moving field.

When: November 6 & 7, 2003
Where: Tokyo, Japan
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About Core Security Technologies

Core Security Technologies develops strategic security solutions for Fortune 1000 corporations, government agencies and military organizations. The company offers information security software and services designed to help customers easily and efficiently assess their specific information security risks. The company’s penetration testing software products are complimented by consulting services that include penetration testing, software security auditing, and related training. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Core Security Technologies can be reached at 617-399-6980 or on the Web at


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