Herndon, VA – September 28, 2015 – Ntrepid Corporation, a provider of cutting-edge cyber security solutions, today announced that Lance Cottrell, Chief Scientist for Passages, will be headlining two presentations at this week’s (ISC)² Security Congress in Anaheim, California. The presentations will take place on September 29th and 30th and will discuss the critical topics of “Passive Information Leakage” and “Browser Vulnerabilities.” For additional information or to register, visit: (ISC)² Security Congress.
What and When: “Passive Information Leakage: A New Threat to Sensitive Business Information” – Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PT
Passive information leakage (PIL) is similar to data loss but happens through inadvertent user behavior and is not stopped by DLP solutions. Even casual web usage reveals a wealth of sensitive information about you. Using his own activity as an example, Lance will show the kinds of information that could be gathered about his interests, writing plans, business plans, R&D, new products, M&A and more. This presentation will show how different websites, like Google, are actively and visibly using PIL to gather highly accurate data. The most important countermeasure is to prevent identification and ongoing tracking.
“Browser Vulnerability: How to Secure the Unsecureable Web” – Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PT
Applications like web browsers and email clients are irreducibly vulnerable to attack. Effective protection requires a different approach to security because the vulnerabilities are not going away. Automated application isolation and remediation is one promising path forward. Learn why this approach is needed and how we used it to create our new secure browser Passages.
Who: Lance Cottrell, Chief Scientist, Passages, Ntrepid
Lance is a well-known expert on security, privacy, anonymity, misattribution and cryptography. He speaks frequently at conferences and in the media. Lance is the principle author on multiple Internet anonymity and security technology patents. He started developing Internet anonymity tools in 1992 while pursuing a PhD. in physics, eventually leaving to work on those technologies full time. Lance holds an M.S. in physics from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has served on the advisory board of the UCSD Libraries and the American Public University IT Industry Advisory Council.
Where: (ISC)² Security Congress in Anaheim, California
Ntrepid’s patented technology, leveraging a 15-year history of protecting the national security community from the world’s most sophisticated opponents, protects tens of thousands of users in some of the world’s most demanding security environments, with clients including the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of State. From corporate identity management to secure browsing, Ntrepid products empower enterprise online research and data collection, eliminating threats to an online workforce. More information can be found at www.ntrepidcorp.com.