London, UK – August 24, 2012. IOActive, a leading provider of application security, compliance, and smart grid security services, today announced that that Ian Amit, one of their Director of Services, will present So the red team was here and tore us a new one. NOW WHAT? at Hashdays 2012. Hashdays is the premier technical security and research conference in the center of Switzerland, organized by DEFCON Switzerland. Offering trainings, workshops, and presentations from international IT security experts, Hashdays aims to give experts and professionals a platform to share ideas and research.
Offensive talks are easy, but the goal of offensive security is to make better defenders—and that’s hard. After the penetration testers (or worse, the red team) leave, there’s a pile of vulnerabilities, exposures, threats, risks, and wounded egos left in their wake. Amit’s presentation will focus on what should be done methodically, defensively, and decisively to implement a more robust security posture for the next time the other team pays a visit.
WHAT So, the Red Team was here and tore us a new one. NOW WHAT?
WHERE Radisson BLU Hotel in Lucerne, Switzerland
WHEN November 2–3, 2012. Time TBD.
HOW For more information, visit the Hashdays website.
About Ian Amit
With over a decade of experience in the information security industry, Iftach “Ian” Amit brings a mixture of software development, OS, network, and web security expertise to his role as an IOActive Director of Services. Prior to IOActive, Ian was the VP Consulting for Security Art. Ian also held Director of Security Research positions with Aladdin and Finjan, leading their security research while positioning them as leaders in the web security market. Ian has held leadership roles as founder and CTO of a security startup in the IDS/IPS arena, where he developed new techniques for attack interception; and as a director at Datavantage, where he was responsible for software development, information security, and designing/building a financial datacenter. Prior to Datavantage, Ian managed the internet applications as well as the UNIX departments at the security consulting firm, Comsec.
Ian founded the local DefCon group in Tel-Aviv, DC9723, and also is a founding member of the Penetration Testing Execution Standard (PTES) and the IL-CERT.
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.