DSU Faculty Members and Student Present at Top Hacker Conference
Three members of the DSU Computer & Network Security program will be presenting at the Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas, NV on July 29, 2010 to share information assurance research completed during the past year.
Dr. Pat Engebretson and Dr. Josh Pauli, faculty members in the College of Business & Information Systems, and Kyle Cronin, Doctorate student in the College of Business & Information Systems, will be releasing a software tool that helps security professionals test their intrusion detection/prevention systems by replaying malicious traffic captured by the researchers. The software tool, named SprayPAL, allows users to thoroughly test network and software defense systems by mimicking attacker behavior. The DSU team is one of approximately 75 talks selected from over 500 submissions to the conference.
The Black Hat Briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences considered to be the top hands-on information assurance gathering in the world. It brings together leaders from all facets of the information security world – from the corporate and government sectors to academic and even underground researchers. Presentations, software tool releases, and cutting edge exploits to information systems are annually released at the Black Hat Briefings.