RiskIQ Sponsors Two Workshops At Black Hat USA 2013

Web and Mobile Security Solutions Innovator is Hosting Sessions On Mobile App Blacklisting and "Watering Hole" Risks

Jul 25, 2013, 09:33 ET from RiskIQ


LAS VEGAS, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CAESAR'S PALACE RiskIQ, a leading provider of website security, mobile application security and anti-malvertising solutions beyond the firewall, today announced it is sponsoring two important security workshops at Black Hat USA 2013, one of the world's premier IT security conferences. The workshops, both scheduled for the morning of July 31, address a pair of critical issues impacting the Web and mobile device activities of large enterprises: avoiding "watering hole" exploitation, and how to sharpen app blacklisting tactics.

Black Hat USA 2013, now underway at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, is a six-day event for the information security industry that offers training, briefings, education and networking opportunities. Now in its sixteenth year, Black Hat is attended by thousands of security specialists from the government, corporate and research communities.

RiskIQ's two workshops feature Lou Manousos, founder and chief executive officer of RiskIQ and a leading authority on Internet scale security analysis. Topics include:

  • How to Avoid Becoming the Next Watering Hole (July 31, 10:15-11:15AM), an in-depth look at how predators target legitimate, heavily trafficked websites with malware. These websites are considered "watering holes" because their reputations often keep them off black lists, thereby attracting easy prey. The session reveals how some of the biggest websites were compromised as watering holes, and how to detect if your website is falling victim.
  • Demystifying Mobile Application Security: Improve Your Approach to Blacklisting Apps (July 31, 11:45AM-12:45PM), detailing how to quickly identify and track mobile applications across multiple platforms and app stores. This knowledge has become vital in a period in which apps are used for malware distribution and phishing—and many cannot be easily identified as "black" or "white."

In addition to the two workshops, RiskIQ is a corporate sponsor of the Lunch/Learn Mixer at 12:45 for attendees. At the hotel's Neptune Pool, RiskIQ will be hosting an invitation-only hospitality cabana throughout the conference.

RiskIQ's workshops are being held in the Milano III Ballroom. To learn more, visit http://www.blackhat.com/us-13/schedule/sponsored-workshops-31.html.

About RiskIQ:
RiskIQ is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions beyond the firewall. The company's proprietary technology intelligently interacts with websites and mobile applications, modeling user behavior to detect anomalies, policy violations and previously undetected threats. Armed with a purpose-built, worldwide proxy network that spans the globe, the company scans millions of web pages and mobile applications to provide enterprises with visibility and control beyond their corporate borders. As active participants of the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), RiskIQ is at the forefront of defining security for emerging digital ecosystems. RiskIQ is headquartered in San Francisco and is backed by growth equity firm Summit Partners. To learn more about RiskIQ, visit www.riskiq.com.