Barracuda Networks to Take the Stage at RSA and BSides SecurityConferences
Barracuda Networks Will Offer Sneak Peek Into Annual Threat Report Analyzing Twitter and Facebook
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb 14, 2011 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --BSides and RSA Conference - Barracuda Networks Inc., a leadingprovider of content security, data protection and applicationdelivery solutions, today announced an array of activities it will beparticipating in during RSA and BSides -- two major securityconferences taking place Feb. 14-17 in San Francisco. This week'slineup includes:
RSA Conference 2011 - Feb. 14-17: Moscone Convention Center - Booth#1440 Barracuda Chief Research Officer, Dr. Paul Judge and ResearchScientist Daniel Peck will lead a joint session exploring thefrequency and nature of attacks on Twitter and Facebook:
The Dark Side: Measuring and Analyzing Malicious Activity on Twitter
Thursday, Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. - Location: Red Room 102 Twitter'spopularity and open API and platform make it easy for attackers toexploit. In this talk, Dr. Judge and Peck will offer a sneak peekinto the soon-to-be-released Annual Threat Report and discuss thescale and history of malicious activity on Twitter and Facebook. Inaddition the speakers will demonstrate how attackers respond rapidlyto the large increases of users driven by celebrity attention, aswell as review attacks across trending topics, URL shorteners andmore.
Dr. Judge has more than 10 years of experience focused on creatinginnovative security technologies for businesses. Dr. Judge is arecognized authority on Internet security, having won numerous honorsincluding InfoWorld Top 25 CTOs, Atlanta Power 30 under 30 and MITTechnology Review Magazine's 100 Top Innovators under 35.
Peck is a research scientist at Barracuda Networks with experienceattacking and defending critical systems of all sorts, from powerplants to major financial institutions. He develops new attackstrategies that are implemented as protection in Barracuda Networksproduct and service lines.
Barracuda Debuts Web Security Flex Barracuda Networks willdemonstrate its newest product, Barracuda Web Security Flex, a hybridWeb security solution that unifies SaaS, appliance and remotefiltering deployment options under a single management and reportingportal. Barracuda Web Security Flex allows organizations to harnessthe power of Web 2.0 applications while protecting users against fastmoving, aggressive Web threats. The solution includes cloud-basedmalware analysis, advanced URL filtering, and extensive coverage forcontent types and applications, enabling administrators to regulateWeb content and Web 2.0 applications.
In addition, Barracuda Networks will showcase its full line ofaward-winning content security solutions -- including the NGFirewall, Spam & Virus Firewall, Barracuda Web Filter, and BarracudaWeb Application Firewall, as well as its networking, applicationdelivery, storage and data protection solutions during the show.Barracuda presentations highlighting the Web Security Flex, hybridcontent security approach and the benefits of next generationfirewall and Web Application firewall technologies will take place atregular intervals throughout the week at Barracuda booth # 1440.
Barracuda Networks will be running a Twitter and Facebook promotionfor RSA participants who visit its booth. A daily raffle will be heldfor attendees who follow Barracuda on Twitter and tweet with hashtags#Cuda1440 and #RSAC, and for the most creative photographs uploadedto Barracuda Networks' Facebook page.
BSides SF - Feb. 14-15: Zeum Museum (221 Fourth St.) In addition tohis RSA presentation, Peck will also lead a session at BSidesdiscussing key insights a security vendor can learn from starting abug bounty program:
Lessons Learned from Running a Bug bounty Program Monday, Feb. 14 at10 a.m. - Location: Zeum A few months ago, Barracuda Labs launched abug bounty program, soliciting and rewarding security researchers forfinding vulnerabilities in its security appliances. While BarracudaLabs was not the first team to offer this type of program, it was thefirst security product vendor to do so. As such, the team has aninteresting perspective to share with the audience. In this talk,Peck will share the internal conversations that were necessary to getall corporate stakeholders -- from marketing to product management toengineering and executive management -- to buy-in to the program, aswell as tips on processes to have in place to make the program runsmoothly. Peck will also talk about some of the benefits to a bountyprogram, counterarguments to the naysayers, and some stats on thetypes of vulnerabilities reports received.
Also at BSides, Barracuda Networks Manager of Client-SideTechnologies Ray Kelly will lead the following session:
Screw the TSA: I'll be Where I Want, and Get Credit for It! Monday,February 14 at 1:00pm., Location: Zeum It's no secret that the rapidgrowth in popularity of location-aware social networking sites, suchas Foursquare and Facebook Places, are potential new targets formischievous hackers to exploit. What's to be gained by GeoHacking?Free t-shirts, free coffee, or a new car? This talk will explore howthe APIs work for Foursquare and Facebook, and how hackers can usethe API against itself to put a user somewhere to get "credit" forit. Kelly will discuss the list of services that use location andways to fake location with popular services (via live demo), examinethe threat overview and risk matrix of what someone can accomplishwith a fake location, as well as review possible countermeasures.
In his current role, Kelly leads the development and oversight of allclient-side security applications, and conducts security research aspart of Barracuda Labs global threat intelligence efforts. Kelly hasbeen a developer for 16 years and has been in the Internet securityspace for the past eight years.
Barracuda Networks In the Running for Two Prestigious Security Awards
Barracuda Networks has been named as a finalist in the SC MagazineReader's Trust Awards "Best Security Company" category and in "BestWeb Content Management" category for its' Barracuda Web Filter andBarracuda Web Filtering Service. This is the seventh consecutive yearthat Barracuda Networks and its products have been named as finalistsin this prestigious industry award competition, which honorsbest-in-class security products and services. Winners of this year'sSC Magazine Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and awardceremony to be held in San Francisco during the RSA Conference onTuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.
About Barracuda Networks Inc. Barracuda Networks Inc. combinespremises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloudservices, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensivecontent security, data protection and application delivery solutions.The company's expansive product portfolio includes offerings forprotection against email, Web and IM threats as well as products thatimprove application delivery and network access, message archiving,backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University,IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 100,000organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with BarracudaNetworks' range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions.Barracuda Networks is privately held with its Internationalheadquarters in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visitwww.barracudanetworks.com.
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