London, UK ― October 1, 2013 ― IOActive, Inc., the leading global provider of specialist information security services, announced today that Gunter Ollmann, Chief Technology Officer, will present Pentesting with live malware at VB2013.
There is a growing need to assess corporate security postures with real ’live’ malware. As malware is still the primary vehicle for breaching the perimeter defenses, organizations continue to shy away from testing the latest breed of defenses against the threat. With layered defenses and a reliance upon dynamic content inspection technologies at the perimeter, it has become critical that organizations assess those defenses from a hacker’s perspective.
In his presentation, Gunter aims to communicate the need for the inclusion of real ’live’ malware usage in penetration testing methodologies. He will also provide attendees with steps and tactics that can be used to prevent run-away malware scenarios.
Details of the presentation:
WHAT: Pentesting with live malware
WHERE: Maritim Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Germany
WHEN: Thursday October 3, 2013 at 10:00am
The VB Conference is an annual event at which the brains of IT security from around the world gather to learn, debate, pass on their knowledge and move the industry forward. The event provides three full days of learning opportunities and networking with industry experts and covers all aspects of the global threat landscape. Whether you are an IT professional charged with defending your organisation’s systems and data or a vendor-based security researcher, VB2013 offers opportunities to learn from the best in the industry, discuss methods and technologies, and build contacts.
About Gunter Ollmann
As IOActive’s Chief Technology Officer Gunter Ollmann plays a key role in shaping IOActive’s services strategy as the company embarks on its next phase of growth and leadership in innovative service offerings in semiconductor security, embedded software risks and device threats. Prior to joining IOActive, Ollmann served as the vice president of research and CTO at Damballa, where he focused on inventing new crimeware mitigation technologies and the identification of criminal operators behind botnets and other advanced persistent threats. Before joining Damballa, Ollmann held several strategic positions at IBM Internet Security Systems (IBM ISS), most recently as chief security strategist. In this role, he was responsible for predicting the evolution of future threats and helping guide IBM’s overall security research and protection strategy, as well as serving as the key IBM spokesperson on evolving threats and mitigation techniques. He also held the role of director of X-Force and was former head of X-Force security assessment services for EMEA while at ISS (which was acquired by IBM in 2006).
IOActive is a comprehensive, high-end information security services firm with a long and established pedigree in delivering elite security services to its customers. Our world-renowned consulting and research teams deliver a portfolio of specialist security services ranging from penetration testing and application code assessment through to semiconductor reverse engineering. Global 500 companies across every industry continue to trust IOActive with their most critical and sensitive security issues. Founded in 1998, IOActive is headquartered in Seattle, USA, with global operations through the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pac regions. Visit www.ioactive.com for more information.