SOURCE: SkyRecon Systems

May 20, 2008 09:55 ET

SkyRecon to Address Operating System Exploits at the RECON Conference

Thomas Garnier From SkyRecon R&D Selected for Panel at Prestigious IT Security Conference

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2008) - SkyRecon Systems (www.skyrecon.com), the premier provider of integrated, proactive endpoint security solutions, today announced that Thomas Garnier from SkyRecon Research and Development has been selected to speak at the RECON Conference, a computer security conference to be held in Montreal, June 13-15, 2008. (http://recon.cx/).

SkyRecon's Senior Research Engineer Thomas Garnier was selected among a field of candidates to speak during a 60-minute session at the conference. He will address reported security issues on both LPC (Local Procedure Call) and ALPC (Advanced Local Procedure Call) interfaces on Microsoft Windows. The session will also focus on recent vulnerabilities discovered by SkyRecon, their exploitation and how operating system design can be modified in order to block exploits and targeted malware.

"Our recent research goal was to see if any use of those interfaces could lead into a privilege escalation. It also permits us to discover the ALPC interface, an evolution of LPC interface and a new feature of Windows Vista. Our research has resulted in two recent Microsoft security bulletins (MS07-066 and MS08-002). Even if there is no single way to get higher privileges, our discussion at the conference will highlight design and security issues that simplify local exploitation," says Garnier.

Vulnerability research continues to be a critical component in designing generic, effective, and efficient layers of protection for both system and confidential data. As vulnerabilities put workstations and servers at risk, SkyRecon Systems is pleased to inform businesses around the world that its StormShield™ unified endpoint protection solution secures critical business endpoint systems, protecting sensitive data and systems with integrated buffer overflow protection.

About SkyRecon Systems Inc.

Founded in 2003 in Paris and with US headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SkyRecon Systems is a provider of system and data security solutions for 200 enterprises in 40 countries. The company enjoys strategic partnerships with Microsoft and Juniper in support of its engineering and sales efforts. SkyRecon received the prestigious Red Herring 100 Award and has been named "Entrepreneurial Security Company of the Year" by Frost & Sullivan. In 2007 it received a Readers Trust finalist award by SC Magazine. More information on SkyRecon Systems can be found at www.skyrecon.com. SkyRecon Systems Inc., 2033 Gateway Place, Suite 500, San Jose, CA 95110. Tel. (877) 239 3057.

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