OpenDNS Hosts 'Off-RSA' Security Research Demo Event

Posted by Jill Queenan    Feb 26, 2013 4:41:00 AM

CounterTack, CrowdStrike, GFI Software, Norman, Oriza Technologies, Security Information Exchange, ThreatGRID and OpenDNS to Showcase Leading-Edge Cyber Security Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 26, 2013) - OpenDNS, the world's leading provider of cloud-delivered Internet security solutions, today announced that it will host a demo event with some of the most innovative names in Internet security research.CounterTackCrowdStrikeGFI SoftwareNormanOriza TechnologiesSecurity Information Exchange (SIE), ThreatGRIDand OpenDNS's Umbrella Security Labs will demonstrate their data-mining research technologies on February 26 at OpenDNS's headquarters in San Francisco.

This 'off-RSA' event offers a unique venue for security researchers to get a close-up view of network security research tools in an informal setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to have intimate dialogues with others within the Internet security community about Big Data mining, cyber security threats, and the trends and technologies shaping the new world of Internet security.

"The recent string of cyber security attacks into the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Twitter underscores the need for Internet security technology and research to transform from reactive to predictive," said Dan Hubbard, CTO of OpenDNS. "This paradigm shift is possible with technology innovation and collaboration within the security research community. We are looking forward to a night of idea-sharing with some of the best security technologists and researches on the planet."

At the event, OpenDNS will demonstrate its new Umbrella Security Graph, which has leveraged Big Data to discover different attributes, locations, and domains connected with the recently uncovered 'Red October' attacks. With the Umbrella Security Graph, OpenDNS can now deliver predictive Internet security protection to its customers by combining the company's indexed and cross-referenced data with real-time cyber intelligence scoring and threat classification.

The event will also showcase security technologies and research tools from the following companies.

CounterTack provides in-progress cyber attack intelligence and response solutions that enable enterprise and government organizations to combat advanced targeted attacks with Deep System Inspection solutions. The company will demo CT Scout, a cyber intelligence product that helps enterprise and government organizations close the Detection Gap.

CrowdStrike is a security technology company focused on identifying and preventing damage from targeted attacks. The company will demo CrowdRE, a free community tool that allows security researchers and analysts to collaborate on reverse engineering by leveraging crowdsharing to reduce repetitive work by multiple analysts.

GFI Software specializes in the discovery and analysis of dangerous vulnerabilities and malware. The company will demo GFI Sandbox™, a malware analyzer that cyber-security professionals can use to analyze files and URLs for potential threats within a monitored environment, remediate them and deploy the appropriate defenses swiftly to prevent future attacks.

Norman is a global leader and pioneer in proactive security software solutions and forensics malware tools. The company will demo Norman Malware Analyzer G2, which enables IT and security teams to run suspicious artifacts through the award-winning Norman SandBox®, and concurrently analyze the code in Norman's virtualized IntelliVM modules.

Oriza Technologies is a stealth mode start-up developing ground breaking technology to personally identify, and track malicious actors in real time across the Internet.

Oriza's founders are proven world leaders in cyber criminal attribution and prosecution.

Internet Systems Consortium operates the Security Information Exchange (SIE), a trusted, private framework for information sharing in the Internet security field between network operators, law enforcement, security companies and researchers. The organization will demoDNSDB, a database that stores and indexes both the passive DNS data available via ISC's Security Information Exchange as well as the authoritative DNS data that various zone operators make available.

ThreatGRID enables organizations to identify and analyze malicious software on their infrastructure more easily and accurately and in turn to remediate their systems more effectively. The company will demo its ThreatGRID Malware Threat Intelligence Platform Service, a ground-breaking threat intelligence content platform that combines proprietary malware analysis and near real-time actionable threat intelligence to provide insight into global malicious activity for sophisticated customers.

About OpenDNS
OpenDNS is the world's leading provider of Internet security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. OpenDNS provides millions of businesses, schools and households with a safer, faster and more intelligent Internet experience by protecting them from malicious Web threats and providing them control over how users navigate the Internet, while dramatically increasing the network's overall performance and reliability. The company's cloud-delivered Umbrella security products protect enterprise users from malware, botnets and phishing regardless of location or device. At the heart of all OpenDNS services is the OpenDNS Global Network, the world's largest Internet-wide security network, securing 50 million active users daily through 12 data centers worldwide. For more information, please visit:

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