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Seasoned Security Professionals to Demonstrate Open Source Tools for Pen Testers, Provide Career Advice and Offer Behind-the-Scenes Look at Black Hat’s Network
Denver – July 26, 2016 – Optiv Security, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions, today announced that five of its security experts will present at Black Hat 2016. The seasoned security professionals will demonstrate three separate open source tools for enterprise penetration testers at the Arsenal Hall, provide advice to attendees on how to succeed in their career and give a behind-the-scenes look at the Black Hat network. The conference is scheduled to take place from July 30 – August 4 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Session details include:
Staying Connected, and Surviving, on the Black Hat Network
Who/Topic: The Black Hat network is often the subject of quiet whispers, fear and sometimes laughter. In this session, Bart Stump, solutions engineer, will discuss what many security professionals believe to be one of the most hostile networks in the world. Attendees will learn what to expect while staying connected at Black Hat and tips to stay safe.
When/Where: Tuesday, August 2 from 5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. | Mandalay Bay G
Advancing Your Career as a Security Pro
Who/Topic: Security professionals are in one of the fastest-growing – and potentially lucrative – careers available today. The industry’s negative-unemployment market means many organizations compete for security experts’ services. In this panel session, Dawn-Marie Hutchinson, executive director office of the CISO, will join a discussion on how security professionals can take advantage of these opportunities and advance their careers.
When/Where: Wednesday, August 3 from 12:50 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. | Reef C
Pay No Attention to that Hacker Behind the Curtain: A Look Inside the Black Hat Network
Who/Topic: Each year thousands of security professionals attend Black Hat USA to learn the latest tactics and techniques from the sharpest minds in the industry. Once they have that knowledge, they can't wait to test it on the closest network they can find: the Black Hat network. In this presentation, Bart Stump, solutions engineer, will show conference attendees what happens behind the scenes at Black Hat. Who's attacking who? What are they doing? And what makes it all tick.
When/Where: Thursday, August 4 from 5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. | Mandalay Bay EF
Black Hat Arsenal presentations include:
Who/Topic: SERPICO, the simple report writing collaboration tool, provides enterprise penetration testing teams a portable platform to ease report writing and generation. Pete Arzamendi, research scientist, returns to Black Hat to demonstrate new features of this open source tool, including new data imports and a bundled version for quicker reporting.
When/Where: Thursday, August 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | Palm Foyer, Level 3, Station 1
Who/Topic: BurpBuddy is an open source tool originally released in 2014. Arsenal 2016 will mark the release of version three, which offers a complete rewrite and provides a smorgasbord of new functionality. With BurpBuddy, pen testers can write their own plugins for Burp in any language they want. During this demo, Tom Steele, managing principal consultant, will discuss the functionality of the API and showcase examples written in various programming languages.
When/Where: Thursday, August 4 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. | Palm Foyer, Level 3, Station 5
Who/Topic: Hiding a needle in a haystack is easier if the needle looks like hay. Join John Ventura, research practice manager, who will demonstrate NetNeedle, an open source tool developed for pen testers to provide encrypted control channels and chat sessions that are disguised to look like other common network activity. Originally written to demonstrate network-based steganography principals, this tool exploits presumptions about the nature of protocols that are largely ignored in a modern network.
When/Where: Thursday, August 4 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. | Palm Foyer, Level 3, Station 6
Optiv is a Black Hat 2016 platinum sponsor and will exhibit at booth #1008. Media wishing to interview Optiv experts should contact Lauren Howe at email@example.com or (443) 519-5455.
About Optiv Security
Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. A Blackstone (NYSE: BX) portfolio company, Optiv maintains premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security technology manufacturers. For more information, visit www.optiv.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/optiv, www.facebook.com/optivinc and www.linkedin.com/company/optiv-inc.