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Press Release
September 29, 2009
Jennifer Steffens

IOActive's Wes Brown to Present at Hack in the Box Malaysia

Senior Security Consultant, Wes Brown, will demonstrate how to build and use an automated malware analysis pipeline

Seattle, Wash—September 29, 2009. IOActive, a leading provider of software assurance, compliance, and smart grid security services, today announced that Wes Brown, a Senior Security Consultant, will present Building and Using an Automated Malware Analysis Pipeline at Hack in the Box Malaysia.

Due to the high volume of incoming malware, it is critical that a pipeline be automated, enabling an analyst to make informed decisions quickly and decide whether to spend time and money on a more rigorous review. In Brown's presentation, he will discuss how to build an automated malware analysis pipeline. Brown will discuss the virtualization platform, the guest works that run the samples, and methodologies for gaining information such as network traces, static forensics and automated binary analysis. Following his presentation, attendees will use a provided Live DVD to play with malware samples and a live pipeline.

Hack in the Box is considered the premier network security event in Asia and the Middle East. The goal of the conference is to enable the dissemination, discussion, and sharing of deep knowledge network security information.

WHAT  Building and Using an Automated Malware Analysis Pipeline

WHERE  Crowne Plaza Mutiara

WHEN  October 8, 2009. 1:30–-3:30 pm

HOW  For more information about the event, visit their website.

About IOActive
Established in 1998, IOActive is an industry leader that offers comprehensive computer security services with specializations in smart grid technologies, software assurance, and compliance. Boasting a well-rounded and diverse clientele, IOActive works with a majority of Global 500 companies including power and utility, hardware, retail, financial, media, aerospace, high-tech, and software development organizations. As a home for highly skilled and experienced professionals, IOActive attracts the likes of Dan Kaminsky, Ilja van Sprundel, Mike Davis, Tiller Beauchamp, Ward Spangenberg, and Wes Brown—talented consultants who contribute to the growing body of security knowledge by speaking at such elite conferences as Black Hat, Ruxcon, Defcon, Shakacon, BlueHat, CanSec, and WhatTheHack. For more information, visit

About Wes Brown
As a Senior Security Consultant at IOActive, Wes Brown works with clients to discover and solve network and application problems that threaten their business goals and assets. In addition to his direct efforts on penetration tests, security reviews, and network and application audits, Brown pioneered the concept of injectable virtual machines, which he presented at several internationally-renowned security conferences.

Brown is an expert at reverse engineering, having worked with security biometric devices, Intel's HECI transport, encryption algorithms, and proprietary communication and switching protocols. He has developed protocol intercept code, device communication protocols, test and fuzzing frameworks, and malware analysis frameworks. Brown also is a respected contributor to the Matasano website, covering topics such as injectable virtual machines, detecting anonymizing proxies, and VoIP.



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IOActive Profile:
Established: 1998
Headquarters: Seattle, WA and London, UK
Privately held and self-funded
IOActive Services:
Application Security, SCADA and Smart Grid, PCI and Compliance, Security Development Lifecycle, Infrastructure Audit, Incident Response and Training.
Global 500 companies including power and utility, game, hardware, retail, financial, media, travel, aerospace, healthcare, high-tech, social networking, and software development organizations.