Monday, March 16, 2009

Sourcefire's Matt Watchinski appearing at April's DojoSec

Matt Watchinski will be giving the keynote presentation at the April 2nd DojoSec Monthly Briefings

Speaker Bio: Matt Watchinski joined Sourcefire in 2002 as the Director of Vulnerability Research. He is primarily responsible for leading the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team, a group of leading edge intrusion detection and prevention experts working to discover, assess and respond to the latest trends in hacking activity, intrusion attempts and vulnerabilities. This team is also supported by the vast resources of the open source Snort community, making it the largest group dedicated to advances in network security industry.  Prior to joining Sourcefire Matt held similar roles with Hiverworld (now nCircle) and Farm9 (now Ambiron Trustwave).

Presentation Title: 1 Byte , 5 Minutes , Holy Hot Tuna

Presentation Abstract: This presentation will discuss the recent flaw in Adobe Acrobat (and Acrobat Reader). The talk will demonstrate the whole process from intelligence gathering through exploitation, mitigation and vulnerability disclosure. The reasons why the VRT decided to release a third party patch and the subsequent media coverage will also be covered.

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