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TMCNet:  Qualys Researchers to Reveal Vulnerabilities in TSA Airport Security and Home Devices at Black Hat USA 2014

[July 31, 2014]

Qualys Researchers to Reveal Vulnerabilities in TSA Airport Security and Home Devices at Black Hat USA 2014

(Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced it will present two key pieces of security research at Black Hat USA 2014, August 4 - 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Qualys' research will focus on vulnerabilities in TSA airport security devices and on hacking physical devices commonly found in the household. Additionally, Qualys CEO Philippe Courtot will discuss how CSOs can better control and contain insider threats at the Black Hat Executive Summit.

Black Hat attendees can also visit Qualys at expo booth #211 to view customer presentations, product demos and win prizes. Click here for a full agenda for Qualys during Black Hat.

Qualys' Black Hat presentations include: WHAT: Is There an Insider Threat...or is Everything Insider Today? WHEN: Tuesday, August 5, 9:30 - 10:00am PTWHERE: Mandalay Bay, South Seas Ballroom EWHO: Philippe Courtot, CEO, Qualys Courtot will discuss today's complex security environments and the amplified risk of insider threats as underscored by the Snowden effect. With corporate data now fully digitized and widely distributed, Courtot will also offer insights for CSOs looking for more effective ways to better control and contain insider threats.

WHAT: "Pulling Back the Curtain on Airport Security: Can a Weapon get Past TSA?" WHEN: Wednesday, August 6, 3:30 - 4:30pm PTWHERE: Mandalay Bay, Lagoon KWHO: Billy Rios, Director of Vulnerability Research, Qualys Rios will go into detail on how a variety of TSA airport security devices and networks operate and will reveal their weaknesses. He will present on what the industry has learned so far about modern airport security procedures and go into depth on the devices used to detect threats and some of the network security risks and bugs discovered.

WHAT: "Breaking the Security of Physical Devices" WHEN: Wednesday, August 6, 5:00 - 6:00pm PTWHERE: Mandalay Bay, Lagoon KWHO: Silvio Cesare, Security Researcher, Qualys Cesare will present his study on how he was able to break into a number of household and common devices such as a popular model car and home alarm systems. He will also discuss ways of mitigating these attacks and avoiding the bad and buying the good.

Qualys will also showcase its continuous monitoring technology and reveal the blueprint for creating a continuous security practice within today's distributed, complex and highly dynamic security perimeters.

WHAT: "Building a Continuous Security Program for your Global Perimeter" WHEN: Wednesday, August 6, 1:00 - 2:00pm PTWHERE: Mandalay Bay, Business Hall Theatre BWHO: Wolfgang Kandek, CTO, Qualys Kandek will lay out a blueprint for creating a continuous security practice spanning the entire lifecycle, from discovering assets to prioritizing issues and mitigating exploits. The session will also demonstrate the use of Qualys Continuous Monitoring cloud-based solution, including new integrations with leading SIEM providers and common event format (CEF) support, empowering organizations to proactively address critical vulnerabilities.

Additional Resources Visit the Qualys expo booth (#211) at Black Hat USA 2014 Follow Qualys on Facebook and TwitterAbout Qualys, Inc.Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,700 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100.The Qualys Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including Accenture, Accuvant, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, HCL Comnet, InfoSys, NTT, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Council on CyberSecurity. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.

Qualys and the Qualys logo are proprietary trademarks of Qualys, Inc. All other products or names may be trademarks of their respective companies.

MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Liton Qualys, Inc.

Email Contact (650) 801-6242 Michelle Kincaid LEWIS PR on behalf of Qualys Email Contact (415) 432-2467 Source: Qualys

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