Accuvant Security Experts Set to Present at Black Hat USA 2013 in Las Vegas

Topics to Include: The NAND-Xplore Project, Pass-The-Hash Mitigation,  and Harvard Architecture Smart Grid Systems

Denver   – July 18, 2013 – Accuvant, the Authoritative Source for information security, today announced that several members of its renowned 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.

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 just 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 5:00 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 consultants, will quickly 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/Where: Thursday, August 1 at 5:00 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.

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