SOURCE: Elastica


August 05, 2015 10:00 ET

Elastica to Lead "Shining a Light on Shadow Data" Session at Cisco Theater in BlackHat, Providing Attendees With Deeper Understanding of Account Hijacking Attacks and Cloud Access Security

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2015) - Elastica (, the leader in Data Science Powered™ Cloud Application Security, is presenting at Black Hat 2015 alongside Elastica partner Cisco Systems to showcase new research from its Cloud Threat Labs. Elastica will demonstrate how data science and machine learning innovations are allowing enterprises to adopt cloud applications and mitigate risks. In addition to presenting at the "Shining a Light on Shadow Data" session, Elastica will be engaging attendees throughout the latter part of the week on the exhibitor floor, Booth 567.

Elastica Cloud Threat Labs researchers recently released their discovery of a Google Drive-based phishing attack that fooled Google's spam engine and lured victims to malicious Web pages to steal user credentials. Elastica Cloud Threat Labs architect Dr. Aditya K Sood will be presenting these details at Black Hat in a session with Nitin Kumar, a Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco:

Shining a Light on Shadow Data
Cisco Theater at BlackHat
When: Weds, Aug. 5 and Thurs, Aug. 6 from 4:00-4:20pm PT
This presentation will demonstrate techniques used by attackers to hijack accounts and how Elastica's solution detects and prevents malicious behavior. The audience will gain a comprehensive understanding of the problems associated with Shadow IT and Shadow Data, using both a recent Salesforce vulnerability and the Google Drive-based phishing attack as real-world examples.

According to the 2015 Black Hat Attendee Survey, attacks on cloud services and applications are projected to be among the top security concerns in the next two years as adoption of cloud-based applications increases. Elastica comprehensively protects organizations' sensitive data as they adopt cloud applications and services by revealing Shadow IT and shadow data, and by providing data governance, compliance risk mitigation and powerful tools for incident response and post-incident analysis.

Visit Elastica during Black Hat 2015 exhibitor floor hours at Mandalay Bay, Booth 567. Learn more about Elastica's cloud security solutions and Cloud Threat Labs at

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About Elastica
Elastica is the leader in Data Science Powered™ Cloud Application Security. Its CloudSOC™ platform empowers companies to confidently leverage cloud applications and services while staying safe, secure and compliant. A range of Elastica Security Apps deployed on the extensible CloudSOC™ platform deliver the full life cycle of cloud application security, including auditing of shadow IT, real-time detection of intrusions and threats, protection against intrusions and compliance violations, and investigation of historical account activity for post-incident analysis. Learn more about Elastica at

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