TMCNet:  Accuvant Security to Participate in Black Hat USA 2013 in Las Vegas

[July 23, 2013]

Accuvant Security to Participate in Black Hat USA 2013 in Las Vegas

Jul 23, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Accuvant, the Authoritative Source for information security, announced that several members of its Accuvant LABS team are presenting at Black Hat USA 2013. The conference will be held from July 27 through August 1 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.


In a release, the company noted event details: Hiding @ Depth - Exploring, Subverting and Breaking NAND Flash Memory Who/Topic: Josh Thomas, Accuvant research consultant, will discuss the NAND-Xplore project, which is an attempt to investigate how deep files can be hidden on an embedded system. He also will talk about how remote NAND manipulation can brick devices beyond repair, from smartphones to SCADA, and how this vulnerability cannot be realistically patched or fixed. When/Where: Wednesday, July 31 at 5 p.m./Augustus 1 and 2 Pass-The-Hash 2: The Admin's Revenge Who/What: Alva "Skip" Duckwall, Accuvant senior consultant, will co-present some of the shortcomings in Microsoft's guide for mitigating Pass-The-Hash attacks against Windows, and offer practical ways to detect and potentially prevent hashes from being passed on a network. When/Where: Thursday, August 1 at 10:15 a.m./Roman 4 Teridian SoC Exploitation: Exploration of Harvard Architecture Smart Grid Systems Who/What: Josh Thomas and Nathan Keltner, Accuvant senior research consultant, will cover Harvard architecture and system overviews then dive into exploitation scenarios with techniques to attack Harvard architecture systems and code security implementations. Endpoint state results include pathways to gain coveted binary images of firmware and resident code execution. When: Thursday, August 1 at 5 p.m./Roman 1 and 3 Several Accuvant LABS experts also will be presenting 15-minute sessions at the Accuvant booth: #309: Teridian SoC Exploitation Teaser Who: Josh Thomas and Nathan Keltner When: Wednesday, July 31 from 11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Fuzzer Development Who: Pete Morgan, Accuvant practice manager, funded research When: Wednesday, July 31 from 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Android Security Notes Who: Zach Lanier, Accuvant senior research consultant, and Joshua Drake, Accuvant practice manager, research and development When: Wednesday, July 31 from 4:40 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.

Pass-the-Hash Q&A Follow-Up Who: Skip Duckwall When: Thursday, August 1 from 11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

DEF CON Malware Teaser Presentation Who: Josh Thomas When: Thursday, August 1 from 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Accuvant LABS, a team of information security professionals in the world, is comprised of respected information security veterans, established thought leaders, sought out speakers and published authors. The security experts are committed to performing research, developing solutions and working with clients - and one another - to solve specific security problems as well as those of the industry at large.

Accuvant is a company focused on information security.

Black Hat provides briefings and training to corporations and government agencies around the world.

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