SOURCE: Cenzic

July 11, 2006 09:00 ET

Cenzic Continues Nation-Wide Series of Free Live Hackinars™ Addressing Growing Internet Security Threats

The Cenzic Intelligent Analysis (CIA) Lab Sponsors Series on Best Practices Regarding Real World Web Application Attacks and Risk Mitigation

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2006 -- Cenzic, Inc. today announced the next event in its series of free live Hackinars™, "Hack Attacks! - An Insider's View," designed to teach enterprises and government organizations how to protect against techniques used by hackers in attacking the application layer. Tom Stracener, senior vulnerability research analyst for Cenzic's CIA labs, will demonstrate real-world hacking scenarios and offer practical advice on mitigating the risk of these attacks. The next live Hackinar will take place at the Marriot Denver City Center in Denver, Colorado on Thursday, July 20 at 3:00 p.m. MT, with a cocktail reception to follow. Parties interested in attending the event can register at

Cenzic's Hackinar series serves as 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 attacks targeted at web applications. Multimedia presentations of actual application attacks will provide an inside look into application penetration in the real world, and will be countered with remediation strategies for attack avoidance. Additionally, Cenzic's Hackinars meet the requirements for CPE Credit toward maintaining CISSP and other certifications, enabling certified individuals to earn one Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for each hour of attendance. Each attendee will also receive a complimentary copy of, "The Art of Intrusion" by Kevin D. Mitnik and William L. Simon.

"Offering an educational forum aimed at counter-acting hackers' exploitive practices is important as the Internet continues to be a mainstay in our business lives," said Stracener. "These Hackinars will investigate specific attacks such as session hijacking, SQL injection and cross-site scripting, and provide insight into how hackers exploit applications for malicious intent. This series extends our ongoing commitment to identifying, researching and educating the market on best practices for protecting customers, applications and businesses from information security threats."

Stracener is an experienced security consultant, penetration tester, and vulnerability researcher. As one of the founding members of nCircle Network Security, he served as the head of vulnerability research from 1999 to 2001. During this time he developed one of the industry's first quantitative vulnerability scoring systems, and co-invented several patented technologies. One of his patents, "Interoperability of vulnerability and intrusion detection systems," was granted by the USPTO in October 2005.

About Cenzic

Cenzic is a leading provider of the next-generation enterprise software and a leading Managed Service offering 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 Software as a Service (SaaS) to combine the power of an enterprise-class application security assessment product with the flexibility of a managed security service. Cenzic Assessment Methodology completes the solution with a state-of-the-art business process consulting service to help customers improve their application security methodologies. Cenzic solutions are the most accurate, comprehensive, and extensible in the industry. Cenzic's current focus includes financial services, e-retail, healthcare, and government sectors. For more information, visit

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