CHICAGO (September 2, 2009) - A security expert from Trustwave, the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world, will deliver a briefing at FRHACK in Besançon, France, September 7 - 11, 2009. The presentation will be delivered by a member of SpiderLabs, the advanced security team at Trustwave responsible for incident response and forensics, ethical hacking and application security.
Jon Rose, a Trustwave senior security consultant, will present, Flash Remote Hacking, which will examine Flex technology and its inherent security risks.
As the Web evolves, Flex technologies provide businesses with faster, better and sleeker Internet applications. Flex is being deployed with increasing regularity without proper understanding of the security risks involved during implementation. As these new types of Internet applications gain a larger base within businesses, attackers also shift their focus towards subverting these technologies for financial gain.
Trustwave's SpiderLabs, one of the few groups with working knowledge and experience testing Flex technologies, have developed a testing tool called Deblaze. Deblaze ensures that the proper controls are in place to prevent unauthorized access to application functionality and data. This talk demonstrates how to use Deblaze, discusses the emerging security risks posed to Flex servers, and covers mitigation techniques.
"Flex technologies have the capability to perform complex business operations, leaving an organization vulnerable to attack if not properly secured," says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "Our goal is to help encourage the adoption of more effective security strategies by sharing our findings and demonstrating Deblaze."About Trustwave
Trustwave is a leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including SIEM , WAF , EV SSL certificates and secure digital certificates . Trustwave has helped hundreds of thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit https://www.trustwave.com .