Black Hat //Webcast 21

Black Hat 2010 USA Preview
// Ivan Ristic, Kevin Mahaffey & Haroon Meer

thursday, june 24, 2010

1300 hrs PST/ 1600 hrs EST • FREE


The June webcast is Thursday, June 24th at 1300 PST/16:00 EST and will be a sneak peek at some of the presentations for Black Hat USA 2010. Several of the speakers will discuss their work and give you a taste of this year’s live event.

Confirmed Speakers/Presentations include:

  • State of SSL on the Internet: 2010 Survey, Results and Conclusions // Ivan Ristic
  • App Attack: Surviving the Mobile Application Explosion // Kevin Mahaffey
  • Memory Corruption Attacks: The (almost) Complete History... // Haroon Meer


Ivan Ristic is a respected security expert and author, known especially for his contribution to the web application firewall field and the development of ModSecurity, the open source web application firewall. He is also the author of Apache Security, a comprehensive security guide for the Apache web server, and ModSecurity Handbook, the definitive guide to the popular open source web application firewall. He founded SSL Labs, a research effort focus on the analysis of the real-life usage of SSL and the related technologies. A frequent speaker at computer security conferences, Ivan is an active participant in the application security community, a member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), and an officer of the Web Application Security Consortium (WASC). He currently works for Qualys as Director of Engineering, Web Application Firewall and SSL Services.

Kevin Mahaffey is the CTO of Lookout, which he co-founded in 2007. He started programming when he was 8 years old and it has been a love affair ever since. When not at the office, Kevin can be found hacking in various coffee shops around San Francisco. Kevin is a frequent speaker on security, mobile, and other topics, having recently spoken at Blackhat, Defcon, Yahoo Security Week, and Microsoft’s Bluehat Conference. Kevin studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California and enjoys photography, snowboarding, unit tests, clean code, and building things that make people happy.

Haroon Meer is a lead researcher at thinkst, an applied research company with a deep focus on Information Security. Haroon has contributed to several books on Penetration Testing and Security and is a regular speaker at both academic and industry conferences around the world. He still doesn't drink Tea or smoke Camels...


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