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Security Researchers to Release Nine Tools and Four Vulnerabilities at
Black Hat DC 2007 Beginning February 28th
Jim Christy of the Department of Defense to Keynote on Cyber Crime and
the Power of Digital Forensics
Seattle, Wash. -- February 20, 2007 -- Black Hat, a digital security
division of CMP, today announced the final agenda for the Black Hat DC
2007 Briefings on February 28 - March 1, 2007 at the Sheraton Crystal
City in Arlington, Virginia. The Briefings will attract over 300 digital
security experts, bringing together a unique mix of federal agents,
corporate security professionals, and independent hackers.
Special Agent (Ret) Jim Christy, Director, Futures Exploration,
Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center, will open the conference by
discussing Cyber Crime and the Power of Digital Forensics. Following the
keynote, sessions will break into four tracks over two days covering new
information in hardware, forensics, enterprise, and software. During
these sessions, renowned security researchers will release nine tools
and four new vulnerabilities. The schedule is available at
The Black Hat Briefings have a strong emphasis on forensics, root kits,
reverse engineering, and malware classification, said Special Agent
(Ret) Jim Christy. These areas of expertise are very important for
incident responders and forensic technicians.
We are seeing a increase in the number of 0days security vulnerabilities
researchers are finding, said Jeff Moss, founder of Black Hat. New tools
and vectors demonstrated at Black Hat DC will help you to secure your
own information in a hostile environment. Highlights include Cesar
Cerrudo, Robert Graham and David Maynor, Joanna Rutkowska, and Amichai
* Cesar Cerrudo from Argentina will show a technique to identify 0day
vulnerabilities in a few minutes. While this technique can be applied
to any software, he will look at the latest version of Oracle Database
Server: 10gR2 for Windows to uncover a new vulnerability.
* Robert Graham and David Maynor from the U.S. will demonstrate how to
use a new tool to identify useful information leaking out of laptops,
PDAs, and Internetenabled phones.
* Joanna Rutkowska from Poland will demonstrate how to cheat hardware
based RAM acquisition tools without a system reboot. Her technique has
been designed and implement to work against AMD64 based systems, but
does not rely on hardware vitalization extensions.
* Amichai Shulman from the U.S. will discuss new vulnerabilities located
within database communication protocols and demonstrate a new tool to
help find these vulnerabilities.
* John Heasman from the UK will show how to use devices on the PCI bus
to install a root kit that has no footprint on disk and can
consequently survive reinstallation of the operating system and
* Kris Kendall, Chris Paget, Nick Petroni Jr. of the US, Paul Vincent
Sabanal of the Philippines, Michael Sutton of Canada, and Ollie
Whitehouse of the UK will also be releasing new security tools.
About Black Hat (http://www.blackhat.com)
Black Hat, a digital security division of CMP, 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. The
Black Hat team has experience working with organizations such as Amazon,
Microsoft, and the NSA. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held
annually in Amsterdam, Las Vegas, Tokyo, and Washington DC.
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