June 17, 2010 10:18 ET

IOActive Names Barnaby Jack as Director of Security Testing

IOActive Continues Expansion by Adding Esteemed Researcher to Management Team

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) -  IOActive, a leading provider of application security, compliance, and smart grid security services, today announced the appointment of Barnaby Jack as its Director of Security Testing. In his role, Jack will focus on ensuring IOActive's services stay on the competitive edge while offering superior value.

"Our clients rely on us being on the cutting edge of security, discovering new threat vectors and developing unique ways to translate these to better security services," said Jennifer Steffens, IOActive's Chief Executive Officer. "As the industry evolves beyond simple penetration testing, we're thrilled to have Barnaby Jack join our management team to help meet the demand for more deep-dive, elite technical services."

"This is an exciting opportunity for me. IOActive has the rare combination of best of breed service offerings, as well as a commitment to engaging in world-class security research," said Jack. "There are emerging threats that have not typically undergone research, yet I believe these threats will have a serious impact on our society. I look forward to bringing these to light, and working with the IOActive team to develop unique solutions to secure against them."

Jack is one of several IOActive team members who will present at 2010's Black Hat and Defcon conferences. For information, visit

About Barnaby Jack
Barnaby Jack is IOActive's Director of Security Testing where he focuses on exploring emerging threats and ensuring IOActive stays on the competitive edge and offers superior value. With over 10 years' experience in security consulting and research, Jack has targeted everything from low-level Windows drivers to the exploitation of Automated Teller Machines. He has subsequently been credited with the discovery of numerous vulnerabilities, and published multiple papers on new exploitation methods and techniques.

About IOActive
Established in 1998, IOActive is a leading provider of application security, compliance, and smart grid security services. Boasting a well-rounded clientele, IOActive works with a majority of Global 500 companies including utility, hardware, retail, financial, aerospace and software development organizations. As a home for highly skilled professionals, IOActive attracts the likes of Barnaby Jack, Ilja van Sprundel, Mike Davis and Michael Milvich -- talented consultants who contribute to the growing body of security knowledge. For more information, visit

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