SOURCE: Cenzic

December 09, 2005 09:00 ET

Cenzic Announces New Application Security Hackinar™

Web Seminar Designed to Educate Organizations About the Latest Hacking Techniques and How to Protect Application Infrastructures From the Next Wave of Attacks

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 9, 2005 -- Cenzic, Inc. today announced the latest event in a series of Hackinars™, designed to teach enterprises and government organizations how to protect against techniques used by hackers to attack at the application layer. The Hackinar event will take place on December 13th at 2:00 PM ET and will shed light on evolving web application worm attacks used by hackers, and other critical attacks, featuring multimedia presentations of actual application attacks and giving attendees an inside look at the way applications are penetrated in the real world. Interested parties can sign up at

During the Hackinar, industry experts, information security veterans and Cenzic representatives will join forces to offer insights into how hackers are using worms to target the application layer, explore specific attacks focused on session management and shed light on other lesser known but dangerous attacks.

As the Internet has evolved into an integral part of our business lives, hackers and virus writers have refined their approaches to exploit new technologies and create increasingly complex and harmful attacks. Vulnerabilities can be exploited shortly after they are discovered, leaving information security organizations with little recourse and leading directly to financial losses, regulatory compliance issues and customer dissatisfaction. Cenzic's Hackinar series is the industry's first curriculum to demonstrate real-world hacking scenarios and offer practical guidelines on how to effectively implement a sound defensive plan that will help mitigate the risk of these attacks targeted at web applications.

"The recent wave of large-scale web application security breaches has been a wake up call for IT organizations that have overlooked the application layer as a fertile ground for hackers and their exploits. However, given the rapid pace at which new attacks are being launched, it's extremely difficult for security professionals to stay on top of the latest threats and employ the appropriate safeguards to stay ahead of hackers," said Mandeep Khera, vice president of marketing at Cenzic. "This Hackinar Series is designed to demonstrate first hand the latest hacking techniques and help organizations make the strategic decisions necessary to best prepare for future attacks."

Cenzic's Hailstorm® solution and ClickToSecure™ managed service help companies protect their web-based applications from potential security threats by emulating the way real hackers work in order to test applications for security vulnerabilities and compliance issues. Using a Stateful Assessment™ approach, Cenzic provides companies with highly accurate results without the "false positives" often associated with the first-generation application scanners, as well as test for application logic issues and policy compliance for internal policies and regulatory standards.

To attend the Hackinar, please visit

About Cenzic

Cenzic is a leading provider of the next-generation enterprise software and services for automated application security assessment and compliance that allows Fortune 1000 corporations, mid-sized corporations, and government organizations to dramatically improve the security of web applications. Cenzic® Hailstorm®, the most accurate and extensible product in the industry, enables security experts, QA professionals, and developers to work together to assess, analyze, and remediate applications for security vulnerabilities, Hailstorm benefits include reduced security risk and liability, lower development and testing costs, and faster time-to-market. Cenzic ClickToSecure™ service is one of the industry's first solutions to combine the power of an enterprise-class application security assessment product with the flexibility of a managed security service. Cenzic's current focus includes financial services, e-retail, healthcare, and government sectors. For more information, visit

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