Accuvant’s Jon Miller, Ryan Smith, and Charlie Miller, Ph.D. to Present at Black Hat USA 2011 in Las Vegas

-- Topics to Include: What Businesses Should Do After They’re Breached, Battery Firmware Hacking, and Mobile Security --

Denver – July 21, 2011 – Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise and federal clients, today announced that Jon Miller, Ryan Smith, and Charlie Miller, Ph.D., all members of its renowned Accuvant LABS security assessment and research team, are presenting at Black Hat USA 2011. The conference will be held from July 30 – Aug. 2 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Executive Briefing - You’ve Been Breached Panel
Who/Topic:      Jon Miller, Accuvant LABS director, and Ryan Smith, Accuvant LABS chief scientist, will participate in a panel discussion about how companies can get back up and running as quickly as possible after they’ve been breached.

When:             Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Battery Firmware Hacking
Who/Topic:      Dr. Charlie Miller, Accuvant LABS principal research consultant, will explore the security implications of embedded controllers in laptop batteries. He will demonstrate how smart battery systems work, and show a vulnerability that enables configuration changes as well as firmware changes on the chip responsible for charging the battery.

When:             Thursday, Aug. 4 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.


Owning Your Phone at Every Layer – A Mobile Security Panel
Who/Topic:      Dr. Charlie Miller will join a panel of researchers in discussing which mobile attack model is the most dangerous to an enterprise, which carries the most risk, when the monetization of mobile attacks will really occur, and what organizations can do to save themselves.

When:              Thursday, Aug. 4 from 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Accuvant LABS is the world’s best and most respected attack and penetration team.  Since 2002, Accuvant LABS has provided penetration testing, application and enterprise security assessments, vulnerability research and training to more than 2,000 clients across industry verticals. Experts from the team have won numerous awards and been featured in articles published by the Ars Technica, Associated Press, SC Magazine, CSO Magazine, and New York Times, among others, and regularly speak at national information security conferences.

Media wishing to interview Jon Miller, Ryan Smith, or Dr. Charlie Miller are encouraged to contact Susan Vaillancourt at svaillancourt@accuvant.comor (603) 459-8906.

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