Presentations include “Why Targeting Is the Next Big Trend in Attacks” and “Put Your Vulnerabilites in a box…Then Burn It.”

ORLANDO, FL/HERNDON, VA – September 6, 2016 – Ntrepid Corporation, a provider of cutting-edge cyber security solutions, today announced that Lance Cottrell, Chief Scientist for its secure web browser, Passages, will give two presentations at (ISC)2 Security Congress 2016 next week in Orlando, FL. The presentations, “Why Targeting Is the Next Big Trend in Attacks” and “Put Your Vulnerabilities in a Box… then Burn It”, will address understanding targeted attacks and best practices for application security, respectively. (ISC)² Security Congress offers attendees over 90 education sessions, designed to transcend all industry sectors, focused on current and emerging issues, best practices, and challenges facing cybersecurity leaders.

Why Targeting Is the Next Big Trend in Attacks

When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 3:15 – 4:15pm ET

Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL (Rooms W104A/W104B Threats –I)

While we will never see the end of generalized mass attacks, the real damage is being done through highly targeted attacks. In discussing why targeted attacks are so effective and economically advantageous to the attacker, we’ll learn why that trend is likely to continue. Timely case studies of targeted and integrated attacks will contribute to understanding the trade-offs for the adversaries. Some suggestions for countermeasures against this strategy will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

Understand why attackers are increasingly using targeted attacks.

Apply appropriate techniques to prevent many kinds of targeted attacks.

Alter their security stance to better protect against highly targeted attacks.

Put Your Vulnerabilities in a Box… then Burn It

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 3:30 – 4:30pm ET

Where: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL (Room W106 Application Security)

Applications like web browsers and email clients are irreducibly vulnerable to attack. Effective protection requires a different approach to security. Automated application isolation and remediation is one promising path forward. Application vulnerabilities are not going away. Learn how this kind of architecture can be developed and used, and about common implementation pitfalls.

Learning Objectives:

Evaluate isolation based security tools.

Understand why many applications are impossible to secure on their own.

Apply isolation and virtualization to their own software.

Who: Lance Cottrell, Chief Scientist for Passages, Ntrepid

Lance Cottrell founded Anonymizer in 1995, which was acquired by Ntrepid (then Abraxas) in 2008. Anonymizer’s technologies form the core of Ntrepid’s Internet misattribution and security products. As Chief Scientist, Lance continues to push the envelope with the new technologies and capabilities required to stay ahead of rapidly evolving threats.

Lance is a well-known expert on security, privacy, anonymity, misattribution and cryptography. He speaks frequently at conferences and is a highly sought after media resource. 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.

About Passages

Passages provides a secure virtual browser that protects the enterprise from all web-based attacks, including web-delivered malware, watering hole attacks, spear phishing, passive information leakage, and drive-by downloads. Passages isolates all browsing activity from the local computer and network, allowing users to access any website and follow any link without risk to the company’s infrastructure or data. Additionally, Passages hides user identity and corporate affiliation, significantly reducing the ability of adversaries to conduct targeted social engineering attacks.

Leveraging Ntrepid Corporation’s platform and 15-year history of protecting the national security community from the world’s most sophisticated opponents, Passages allows organizations to implement security at the speed of business. 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: