Thursday, March 4, 2010

RSA 2010 Related Press Releases

Press Releases from Exhibitors and Sponsors

03/04/2010 - 08:30 ET Logo
Altor Networks Wins "Most Innovative Company at RSA® Conference 2010" Contest
03/04/2010 - 08:00 ET Logo
Infosecurity Professionals Receive Salary Increases in 2009, Hiring Heating up in 2010, (ISC)2® Survey Says
03/04/2010 - 08:00 ET Logo
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Announces Cybersecurity Campaign Challenge at RSA® Conference 2010
03/03/2010 - 14:26 ET
AirPatrol Announces Availability of Industry’s First and Only Rapid Deployment Wireless Security System for Corporations and Government Agencies
03/03/2010 - 13:07 ET
OATH Announces Certification Program to Promote Interoperability
03/03/2010 - 08:00 ET
Open Identity Exchange Formed to Build Trust in Online Identity Management
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RSA® Conference 2010 Honors Information Security and Cryptography Experts with 13th Annual Awards Program
03/03/2010 - 05:59 ET Logo
HyTrust Honored with 2010 SC Magazine Excellence Award for Rookie Security Company of the Year
03/02/2010 - 19:49 ET Logo
ADDING and REPLACING Additional RSA Conference 2010 Exhibitor Profiles
03/02/2010 - 18:43 ET Logo
ISC2® Announces 2010 Resource Guide
03/02/2010 - 12:00 ET Logo
US Businesses Losing Millions From Illegal Interception of Cell Phone Calls Says Ponemon Institute
03/02/2010 - 11:47 ET Logo
Sophos CEO, Raymond James Financial CISO and Forrester Research VP Participate in RSA 2010 Panel Discussion, How CISOs Best Adapt to Major Shifts in IT
03/02/2010 - 11:44 ET Logo
Net Optics Optimizes Network Security and Monitoring Infrastructure with New Director Pro and Gig Zero Delay Solutions
03/02/2010 - 11:00 ET Logo
Sophos Named a Finalist in Multiple Categories for SC Magazine’s Reader Trust Awards 2010
03/02/2010 - 10:31 ET
MANDIANT, Bit9 Join Forces to Integrate Enterprise Application Whitelisting with Industry-Leading Incident Response Software
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v-GO SSO Integrates with Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010, Enabling Single Sign-On Access to All Applications
03/02/2010 - 09:01 ET Logo
Sourcefire Partners with Immunet to Deliver Cloud-Based Antivirus Protection
03/02/2010 - 09:00 ET Logo
Lenovo Security Selects NetLogic Microsystems’ Processors for Its Award-Winning KingGuard Security Gateway Family
03/02/2010 - 09:00 ET
RedShift Networks Delivers Unified Communications and Collaboration Security for the Enterprise
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Cyber-Ark Launches “Got Privilege?” Campaign to Create Greater Awareness About the Impact of Privileged Accounts on Business Continuity
03/02/2010 - 08:04 ET Logo
Cybera Launches SECURE|WAVE, Wireless Intrusion Detection Services
03/02/2010 - 08:00 ET Logo
Altor Networks Named “Most Innovative Company at RSA® Conference 2010”
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Axway Issues Proactive Cloud Security Guidelines to Encourage Companies to Become Cloud Ready
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Gemalto and Microsoft to Demonstrate Integrated Forefront Identity Manager and Strong Authentication Solution at RSA Conference 2010
03/02/2010 - 08:00 ET
HID Global Showcases Combined Data Security and Physical Access for Advanced Data Leakage Prevention at 2010 RSA Conference
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nuBridges Forms Tokenization Standards Group
03/02/2010 - 08:00 ET Logo
nuBridges Launches Tokenization Partner Program
03/02/2010 - 08:00 ET Logo
Quest Software Expands Provisioning to SharePoint and SAP Solutions
03/02/2010 - 07:15 ET Logo
Zix Corporation Leadership Continues with Next Generation Email Encryption Service
03/02/2010 - 07:00 ET Logo
MultiFactor Announces Availability of the Best Cloud Identity Provider in the World: You
03/02/2010 - 06:50 ET Logo
WinMagic’s SecureDoc Full-Disk Encryption Product Now Supports Intel Anti Theft Technology
03/01/2010 - 23:21 ET Logo
Aventyn® Introduces healthKrypt™ Encryption Solution for Safeguarding Health Information
03/01/2010 - 16:20 ET Logo
ClearPoint Metrics to Exhibit at RSA 2010, March 1, 2010-March 4, 2010 at BOOTH 2717
03/01/2010 - 14:12 ET Logo
Importance of Cyber Security Awareness for Kids to be Highlighted by Infosecurity Experts
03/01/2010 - 14:08 ET Logo
KILL Arcot Showcases Tagless Device Identifiers, Mobile Authentication Solution at RSA Conference 2010
03/01/2010 - 13:00 ET Logo
Breaking RSA Conference 2010 News Distributed By Business Wire and Virtual Press Office Available


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New Online Banking Trojan "BlackEnergy" Packs a Double Wallop

On Wednesday, SecureWorks Joe Stewart talked at the RSA Conference about the BlackEnergy Banking Trojan and how it hit's banks with a double-whammy.  It steals online banking credentials (Don't Type/Swipe) and then wages a DDoS attack on the banks as a cover.  Forbes did a story on this yesterday in which they stated:

On Wednesday cybersecurity researchers at Secureworks issued a report describing a new cybercriminal group that aims a one-two punch at banks. First it collects banking customers' passwords using a variation of the so-called Black Energy software, which has infected thousands of computers worldwide to create a "botnet" of hijacked machines. The machines use the collected passwords to move funds into the hackers' accounts, and then typically delete files from the user's computer to cover their tracks.

Today, DarkReading's Kelly Jackson Higgins writes about BlackEnergy.  Again.  If we stop typing our online banking credentials into boxes in browsers and instead, swipe our bank issued card and enter our bank issued PIN, then the bad guys would get a bunch of 3DES DUKPT encrypted gobblygook.

New BlackEnergy Trojan Targeting Russian, Ukrainian Banks

Botnet lets attackers steal online banking credentials and DDoS Russian and Ukrainian banks

Mar 04, 2010 | 09:24 AM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins | DarkReading

SAN FRANCISCO -- RSA Conference 2010 -- Russian hackers have written a more sophisticated version of the infamous BlackEnergy Trojan associated with the 2008 cyberattacks against Georgia that now targets Russian and Ukrainian online banking customers.

Joe Stewart, a security researcher with SecureWorks, says Russian hackers are using the Trojan spread via the BlackEnergy botnet to hit Russian and Ukrainian banks with a two-pronged attack that steals their customers' online banking credentials and then wage a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the banks as a cover: "They may be emptying the bank accounts while the banks are busy cleaning up from the DDoS," Stewart says.

Dubbed by Stewart as "BlackEnergy 2," this new version of the Trojan is a full rewrite of the code that features a modular architecture that supports plug-ins that can be written without access to its source code. It currently comes with three different DDoS plug-ins, as well as one for spamming and two for online banking fraud, according to Stewart.

While the Zeus Trojan remains the most popular Trojan, Stewart says BlackEnergy 2 can do things Zeus cannot, such as stealing online credentials plus DDoS'ing. BlackEnergy 2 also steals the user's private encryption key. Stewart has written an analysis of the Trojan, available here.

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RSA Authentication Weaknesses Exposed

SSL is flawed. Now, according to a new paper from University of Michigan computer scientists, we can add RSA Authentication to that list.  Help Net Security reports that "The most common digital security technique used to protect both media copyright and Internet communications has a major weakness.

RSA authentication is a popular encryption method used in media players, laptop computers, smartphones, servers and other devices. 

Retailers and banks also depend on it to ensure the safety of their customers' information online.

The paper is called "Fault-based Attack of RSA Authentication", and you can get it here.

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TSYS Champions Prepaid Development in Brazil and India
Exchange of Knowledge and Best Practices to Drive Prepaid Growth

SÃO PAULO & MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As patron and founder member of the Prepaid International Forum (PIF), TSYS today reported the increasing momentum of the PIF Brazil and India chapters following the successful engagement of members from both chapters via live video conference, marking the first formal exchange on prepaid best practices, legislation and business models between Brazil and India.

Launched in April 2009, the PIF Brazil chapter brings together a diverse member base including payment schemes, issuers, law firms, consultants and distributors, whose key objective is to work together in order to actively develop the prepaid market. The PIF India chapter, launched in August 2009, also has a broad member base drawn from public sector, private sector and multinational banks in addition to global and national payment schemes.

During the 60-minute video conference, members of both chapters engaged in an interactive dialogue with questions and answers posed by both chapters. Brazil and India are rapidly developing markets with large populations1 and both chapters agreed that prepaid has a major role to play in serving the unbanked and underbanked.

“It is anticipated that the mobile phone will play an important role in the Indian payment market. With just 150 million mobile subscribers in 2007, there was a jump to 250 million subscribers in 2008 and more than 500 million subscribers in 2009 with mobile adoption continuing to grow. The mobile phone system works well because around 95% of subscribers are prepaid and users are now experienced with the concept of prepaid,” said Amit Sethi, managing director of India and South Asia, TSYS; vice chairman, PIF India.

Participants also discussed the enormous potential for prepaid to facilitate “social inclusion” in both countries. Prepaid offers a secure, low cost medium for governments to distribute social benefits such as ‘Bolsa Familia’ in Brazil or public distribution of funds and essentials, and government benefits like pensions and disaster reliefs, scholarships and education subsidies in India.

Under the patronage of TSYS, both PIF chapters are working to build customer awareness, drive the adoption of prepaid, identify the business case for prepaid and help understand how to create robust and profitable business models, developing strategies to mitigate risk and adverse publicity, and realizing the mobile and contactless opportunity.

“The exchange of knowledge and best practices between two relatively similar economies can be seen as the first step to driving prepaid market growth for the benefit of all stakeholders. Despite some differences, Brazil and India face very similar challenges and opportunities,” said Antonio Jorge (AJ) de Castro Bueno, business development director for Brazil, TSYS; vice chairman, PIF Brazil.

TSYS is a market leader in prepaid processing and has more than 10 years experience of providing prepaid processing solutions in a licensing and processing capacity. TSYS’ global footprint extends to more than 300 clients across 75 countries and is supported by more than 7,600 team members.  

About PIF

Prepaid International Forum (PIF) is a global not-for-profit trade association established to represent all parties participating on a commercial basis in the prepaid economy. It acts as principal point of liaison between the prepaid economy and government agencies, regulators, consumer bodies and the media.

Since its establishment in June 2007, the Prepaid International Forum has grown rapidly and now has a global membership of over fifty issuers, vendors and programme managers involved in the prepaid industry. In late 2007, PIF established an Australia & New Zealand Chapter, reflecting a rapid growth and interest in prepaid payment facilities in the two countries. PIF Brazil launched in April 2009 and PIF India launched in August 2009.

For more information, contact Diane Brocklebank, Head of Member Relations, Prepaid International Forum, +44 (0) 20 3008 8423 or log on


About TSYS

TSYS (NYSE: TSS) is one of the world’s largest companies for outsourced payment services, offering a broad range of issuer- and acquirer-processing technologies that support consumer-finance, credit, debit, debt management, healthcare, loyalty and prepaid services for financial institutions and retail companies in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information contact or log on to TSYS routinely posts all important information on its website.

1 Brazil 198 million, 1.16 bn India, CIA World Fact book

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