London, UK — August 21, 2012. IOActive, a leading provider of application security, compliance, and smart grid security services, today announced that Éireann Leverett, one of their Security Researchers, will host the workshop SHODAN: Global Logfile of Insecurity, at Hack.lu 2012. Hack.lu is an open conference designed so that attendees can have an open conversation on modern computer security, privacy, information technology, and their cultural and technical implications in society. That aim is to bring together the various actors in the computer security world in order to give attendees a picture of their part in the global scheme of things and what it contributes to the community.
SHODAN: Global Logfile of Insecurity is a workshop designed to teach participants how to use APIs for SHODAN and to encourage them to “think bigger.” This is an opportunity to derive, define, and deploy security metrics globally. SHODAN is a rich data source that’s perfect for research, aggregating data, and compiling statistics at national scales. This workshop will not focus on Leverett’s work, but on how participants can use their own expertise in order to create a “global picture” of any security problem found SHODAN.
WHAT SHODAN: Global Logfile of Insecurity
WHERE Parc Hotel Alvisse, Luxembourg
WHEN October 23–25, 2012. Time TBD.
HOW For more information, visit the Hack.lu 2012 website.
About Éireann Leverett
Éireann Leverett studied Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering at Edinburgh University and went on to get his Masters in Advanced Computer Science at Cambridge. He studied under Frank Stajano and Jon Crowcroft in Cambridge’s computer security group. In between he worked for GE Energy for five years and has just finished a six-month engagement with ABB in their corporate research Dept. He now proudly joins IOActive to focus on Smart Grid and SCADA systems.
His MPhil thesis at Cambridge was on the increasing connectivity of industrial systems to the public Internet. He focused on finding the cheapest way to find and visualize these exposures and associated vulnerabilities. He shared the data with ICS-CERT and other CERT teams globally, and presents regularly to academics and government agencies on the security of industrial systems.
Established in 1998, IOActive is an industry leader that offers comprehensive computer security services with specializations in smart grid technologies, software assurance, and compliance. Boasting a well-rounded and diverse clientele, IOActive works with a majority of Global 500 companies including power and utility, hardware, retail, financial, media, aerospace, high-tech, and software development organizations. As a home for highly skilled and experienced professionals, IOActive attracts talented consultants who contribute to the growing body of security knowledge by speaking at such elite conferences as Black Hat, Ruxcon, Defcon, BlueHat, CanSec, and WhatTheHack. For more information, visit www.ioactive.com.