More details about some of the week's most exciting activities and a full schedule of Trustwave's involvement are below:
"ModSecurity as a Universal Cross-Platform Web Protection Tool" at Black Hat USA and DEF CON 20
Presented by Trustwave's Ryan Barnett with Microsoft on July 25, 1415 PDT (Black Hat Arsenal Demo at 1530 PDT).
ModSecurity, the open-source software managed by Trustwave's security team, is already the most widely used Web Application Firewall, protecting millions of websites. During this presentation, Trustwave will announce that ModSecurity has now become the first ever free cross-platform Web Application Firewall, as it will be available for Microsoft's IIS and Nginx platforms. A variety of security advancements and advantages provided by this breakthrough will be discussed, including detection of zero-day attacks on these online servers.
"Adventures in Bouncerland"
Presented by Trustwave's Nicholas J. Percoco and Sean Schulte on 25 July, 1700 PDT.
To prevent malicious applications from entering its Android Market, Google introduced a security service called Bouncer. In this presentation, Percoco and Schulte will demonstrate how they discovered some key weaknesses in the system and created an app that beat Google's Bouncer. This talk will analyse the issues being faced by mobile application markets in their war against malware and offer new ideas on how to strengthen defences.
"OPFOR 4Ever" at DEF CON 20
Presented by Trustwave's Tim Maletic and Christopher Pogue on 29 July, 1000 PDT.
Opposing Forces, or OPFOR, provides an exercise focused on improving detection and response through the principle of "train as you fight." Maletic and Pogue will demonstrate how they have applied OPFOR to build a continuous feedback loop between penetration testing and incident response. In OPFOR 4Ever, the defence and offense actually train each other. Attacks will be demonstrated from both a defensive and offensive point of view. Then, using the replay, they will develop the attacks to a form more suitable for real-world penetration testing. The key idea here is to better simulate what "black hat" hackers actually do in order to best understand how to defend against them.
"Mobile Snitch -- Devices Telling the World About You" at Security BSides Las Vegas
Presented by Trustwave's Luiz Eduardo Dos Santos and Rodrigo Montoro on 26 July, 1000 PDT.
In the past few years, we have not only seen a significant growth in use of mobile devices, but also the usage of multiple mobile devices at one time. The nature of mobile Wi-Fi device operations, combined with the lack of user awareness, could lead to someone not only knowing things about your life but even exactly who you are. This type of "unwanted sharing" can even occur within private corporate networks, as will be shown. Most importantly, this presentation will cover the proof-of-concept for "Mobile Snitch," which will automatically gather information about these devices once in the same network. The end goal is to determine the identity of the person accompanying each device.
Trustwave's Full Schedule of Events
• "ModSecurity as a Universal Cross-Platform Web Protection Tool" at Black Hat USA
Ryan Barnett with Microsoft on 25 July, 1415 PDT (Black Hat Arsenal Demo at 1530 PDT)
• "Adventures in Bouncerland"
Nicholas J. Percoco and Sean Schulte on 25 July, 1700 PDT and 29 July at 1200 PDT
• "Stamp Out Hash Corruption, Crack All The Things" at Black Hat USA and DEF CON 20
Jonathan Claudius on 26 July, 1415 PDT, and 28 July, 1100 PDT
Joshua Brashars on 26 July, 1530 PDT
• "Hookin' Ain't Easy: BeEF Injection with MITM" at Black Hat USA
Steve Ocepek and Ryan Linn, 26 July, 1700 PDT
• "Mobile Snitch – Devices Telling the World About You" at Security BSides Las Vegas
Luiz Eduardo Dos Santos and Rodrigo Montoro on 26 July, 1000 PDT
• "Router of Darkness, Techniques for Embedded System Hacking" at Security BSides Las Vegas
David Bryan on 26 July, 1700 PDT
• "The Patsy Proxy: Getting Others to do Your Dirty Work" at DEF CON 20 Skytalks
Daniel Crowley on 28 July, 1000 PDT
• "Exploit Archaeology:
Joshua Brashars on 28 July, 1100 PDT
• "Builders Vs. Breakers" at DEF CON 20 Skytalks
Jonathan Claudius on 28 July, 1500 PDT
• "OPFOR 4Ever" at DEF CON 20
Tim Maletic and Christopher Pogue on 29 July, 1000 PDT
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