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Fireglass Co-founder and CTO to Discuss New AWS Focused Advanced Persist Threats and other Vulnerabilities at Black Hat Conference 2016

Fireglass' innovative isolation technology is a differentiating opportunity for IT security partners to eliminate breaches coming from the web

New York, NY – August 1, 2016 – Fireglass, the leader in web isolation, is set to present a technical session at Black Hat Conference 2016 titled “Account Jumping Post Infection Persistency & Lateral Movement in AWS” on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 4:20-5:10 p.m. PT. Fireglass’ Co-founder and CTO Dan Amiga and Security Research Team Leader Dor Knafo will highlight their recent findings of multiple AWS vulnerabilities allowing attackers to access production environments, evade AWS auditing service and maintain persistency despite being detected. The session will conclude with best practices for protecting administrators including automation and isolation.

Amiga, who has spent years in the Israeli Intelligence innovating new approaches for cyber security, says: “Administrators might be unaware of the various tools and techniques attackers utilize to take control over AWS accounts. If you’re using AWS and concerned about your environment security, you should join us at Black Hat”.

Key takeaways attendees can expect to glean from this session include:

  • Common infection methods over AWS accounts
  • Remaining undetected in AWS – Bypassing CloudTrail, AWS’s main auditing service
  • Maintaining persistency over most AWS accounts

WHAT: Briefing: “Account Jumping Post Infection Persistency & Lateral Movement in AWS”

WHO: Dan Amiga, Co-founder and CTO, Fireglass / Dor Knafo, Security Research Team Leader, Fireglass

WHEN: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 4:20 to 5:10 p.m. PT

WHERE: Black Hat 2016, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas

Following a $22M Series A funding, Fireglass announced its isolation platform early this year and was recently named ‘Gartner Cool Vendor’.

More information regarding the session can be found here.

About Fireglass

Fireglass eliminates the risk of malware and phishing and allows users to click with confidence from any device. By isolating, web content, documents and emails in a remote execution environment, Fireglass solves the excessive risk and operational overhead of conventional web gateways while increasing user productivity. Easily deployed on-prem or offered as a cloud service, Fireglass requires no endpoint installation and provides seamless user experience. Trusted by Fortune 500 companies and leading financial institutions, Fireglass was founded by network security experts and military intelligence veterans and is backed by renowned investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Norwest Venture Partners.