CoreLabs Sponsored Event Seeks to Advance Security Awareness, Pen Testing and Coding Skills Among Developers in Argentina

CORE security researchers host coretex 6 Programming competition

CoreLabs Sponsored Event Seeks to Advance Security Awareness, Pen Testing and Coding Skills Among Developers in Argentina

BOSTON, Dec. 20, 2009 - Core Security Technologies, provider of CORE IMPACT Pro, the most comprehensive product for proactive enterprise security testing, today announced that its Argentina-based CoreLabs research group is hosting CORETEX 6, the latest in a series of programming competitions aimed at fostering the continued advancement of reverse engineering and vulnerability research skills among developers in Latin America.



The brainchild of CoreLabs' advanced security researchers Andrés Agnese, Ariel Futoransky, Damián Saura and Ariel Waissbein, CORETEX 6 will offer both aspiring and experienced programmers an opportunity to test their skills in developing and reverse engineering code within the context of improving software security.



CORETEX 6 will be held on Sunday, December 20, 2009, at noon (3:00 pm GMT) and will last 12 hours - during which participants will compete for an array of highly desirable prizes including a laptop computer, 4GB USB drives and MP4 portable multimedia devices.



During the first segment of the competition (construction - four hours), participants will be asked to provide solutions to a range of problems presented to them by CORETEX 6 organizers. During the second stage (deconstruction - eight hours) participants will have the ability to have their solutions analyzed by other competitors, and provide criticism and feedback on others' submissions. Participants can also choose to join only one of the two individual sessions.




For more information about CORETEX 6 and registration, click here: http://coretex.coresecurity.com/


Future CORETEX events will be announced in the coming months.



"Good programming and vulnerability research skills must be grown, trained and improved. CORETEX is a sort of umbrella project hosted in Argentina aimed at grooming these skills which combines competition with workshops and other opportunities for learning and having discussions - and it's also a great vehicle for discovering talent," said Ariel Waissbein, director of Research & Development at CoreLabs. "We organize CORETEX to help foster a robust community that harnesses reverse engineering, programming and problem solving skills."



CoreLabs continues to be recognized for its work not only in creating CORE IMPACT Pro, the world's most advanced automated penetration testing solution, but also for its independent vulnerability research within the worldwide security community. CoreLabs experts have been widely publicized for their presentations regarding their research efforts at leading trade shows including Black Hat, CanSecWest, and SchmooCon.



About CoreLabs

CoreLabs, the research center of Core Security Technologies, is 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, source code auditing and cryptography. 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 Technologies is the leader in commercial-grade penetration testing software solutions that IT executives rely on to expose vulnerabilities, measure operational risk and assure security effectiveness. The company's CORE IMPACT product family offers a comprehensive approach to assessing the security of network systems, endpoint systems, wireless networks, email users and web applications against complex threats. All CORE IMPACT security testing 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: http://www.coresecurity.com.


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