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Robert Lentz, Chief Security Officer of the Department of Defense to Keynote TechWeb's Black Hat USA 2009

Over 13 New Vulnerabilities and 18 New Tools to Debut at World-Class Security Event in Las Vegas

SEATTLE, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, today announced that Robert Lentz, Chief Security Officer of the Department of Defense, will keynote this year's event happening July 25-30, 2009 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Black Hat USA 2009 will host over 4,000 digital security experts, bringing together public and private sector security professionals and underground hackers. For more information visit http://www.BlackHat.com.

The world's most significant security event brings together thought-leaders from around the world to dissect the latest security trends. This year, over 13 new vulnerabilities and 18 new tools will debut. Speakers and topics with new vulnerabilities this year include:

  • Is your phone pwned? Auditing, attacking, and defending mobile devices by Kevin Mahaffey, Anthony Lineberry, and John Hering
  • Fuzzing the Phone in your Phone by Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner
  • Weaponizing the Web: More Attacks on User-Generated Content by Nathan Hamiel and Shawn Moyer
  • CLOUDBURST: Hacking 3D (and breaking out of VMware) by Kostya Kortchinsky
  • Clobbering the Cloud! By Haroon Meer, Nick Arvanitis, and Marco Slaviero
  • More Tricks For Defeating SSL by Moxie Marlinspike
  • BitTorrent Hacks by Michael Brooks and David Aslanian
  • The Language of Trust: Exploiting Trust Relationships in Active Content by Mark Dowd, Ryan Smith, David Dewey
  • Embedded Management Interfaces: Emerging Massive Insecurity by Hristo Bokinov, Dan Boneh, Elie Bursztein
  • I just found 10 million SSNs by Alessandro Acquisti
  • "Smart" Parking Meter Implementations, Globalism, and You by Joe Grand, Jacob Appelbaum, Chris Tarnovsky

Speakers and topics with new tools this year include:

  • Exploratory Android Surgery by Jesse Burns
  • Attacking SMS by Zane Lackey and Luis Miras
  • Post Exploitation Bliss: Loading Meterpreter on a Factory iPhone by Vincenzo Iozzo and Charlie Miller
  • Veiled: A Browser-based Darknet by Billy Hoffman and Matt Wood
  • Cloud Computing Models and Vulnerabilities by Alex Stamos, Andrew Becherer, and Nathan Wilcox
  • Exploit Rich Content by Riley Hassell
  • Gizmo: A lightweight Open Source Web Proxy by Rachel Engel
  • Practical Windows XP/2003 Heap Exploitation by John McDonald and Chris Valasek
  • Deactivate the Rootkit by Alfredo Ortega and Anibal Sacco
  • Advanced Mac OS X Rootkits by Dino Dai Zovi
  • Defensive Rewriting: A New Take on XSS/XSRF/Redirect-Phishing Defense by Bryan Sullivan
  • Breaking the "Unbreakable" Oracle with Metasploit by Chris Gates

Black Hat will also host many high-level panel discussions. Notable panelists include:

  • Dr. Linton Wells II, Distinguished Research Professor at National Defense University (NDU) and former DoD Chief Information Officer
  • Richard H. L. Marshall is the Senior Information Assurance (IA) Representative, Office of Legislative Affairs at the National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO of NetWitness and former Director of the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Jerry Dixon, Director of Analysis for Team Cymru, Infragard's Vice President for Government Relations, and former Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) & US-CERT, of the Department of Homeland Security
  • Leslie Gold, President and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Mark Weatherford, CISO of State of CA
  • Max Kelly, CSO of Facebook
  • Dan Crisp, COO, Information Security and Risk, Barclays
  • John Stuart, CSO of Cisco

"Black Hat is unlike any other security event," said Jeff Moss, founder of Black Hat. "This year we have a fantastic lineup of new research and presentations dealing with both the hot new buzz words in security, as well as advancements in the fundamentals of ICT security. Expect some important announcements to come out this year."

Recently, Jeff Moss, the founder of Black Hat and DEFCON, was appointed by Secretary Napolitano to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). Moss was sworn in on Friday, June 5, 2009 during a HSAC meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico and joins other members of the advisory council including William H. Webster, former Director of the CIA and FBI; Judge Louis Freeh, former Director of the FBI; and James R. Schlesinger, former Secretary of Defense and America's first Secretary of Energy. The complete DHS release is available at http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1244227862914.shtm.

Premier sponsors of Black Hat USA 2009 include Diamond Sponsor Microsoft; Platinum Sponsors Cisco, Qualys, RSA; and Gold Sponsors Core Security Technologies, IOActive, Nitrosecurity, and Norman Data Defense Systems.

About Black Hat

The Black Hat Briefings have become the biggest and the most important security conference series in the world by serving the information security community with timely, actionable security information in a friendly, vendor-neutral environment. Black Hat provides briefings and training to leading corporations and government agencies around the world. Black Hat differentiates itself by working at many levels within the corporate, government, and underground communities. This unmatched informational reach enables Black Hat to be continuously aware of the newest vulnerabilities, defense mechanisms, and industry trends. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Tokyo, and Washington DC. Black Hat is a division of TechWeb. More information is available at http://www.blackhat.com.

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections

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