Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Imperva, the leader in data security, today confirmed that Tal Be’ery, Imperva’s Web Research Team Leader will be presenting, “Cyber Vigilantes: How Security Researchers are Hurting the Business of Hacking” at this year’s AUSCERT Conference on Tuesday 17 May at 11:25am in the Red Room, RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast.

Tal will be discussing new hacker attack techniques recently uncovered in Imperva's research labs. The findings are a result of Imperva's Hacker Intelligence Initiative which focuses on providing deeper insight into how cybercriminals conduct large-scale cyber-attacks, as well as shedding light on the evolution of the underground business of cyber-crime.

The session will look at what security practitioners have discovered about hackers as a result of implementing a proactive security approach. This approach has given deep insight into hacker activity including: the discovery of full-fledged Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attack campaigns, server-generated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, a data collection containing millions of users passwords, and cloud-based technologies used by hackers.

The talk will also include insight into the following questions:
• What can the security industry learn from proactive security and how can they adapt tactics accordingly?
• What methods are deployed by the security community to tap into hacker activity?
• What attack campaigns have been unearthed?
• What new technologies are being used by hackers, and how t have they adapted business models?
• What can security teams gain from this research in order to apply the necessary security controls?

"To truly protect an organization, security professionals must have a deep understanding of their enemy. This session does just that: it focuses on providing deeper insight into how cybercriminals operate and sheds light on the evolution of the underground business of cyber-crime. I will be showing the most recent attacks and hacker's modus operandi, as well as helping the audience gain an understanding of which controls they should apply to secure their systems against the evolving hacking industry", says Tal Be’ery.

Tal has a decade of experience in the IS domain. He leads the efforts to capture and analyze hacking activities. The insights obtained in this process are incorporated into the design of new security mechanisms by the web research team he leads. Tal holds a B.Sc and an M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was granted a number of awards both for his academic work and his professional achievements.

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