Security Researcher Chris Valasek Joins Accuvant LABS Team

DENVER - July 29, 2010 - Accuvant, the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment, clarity and confidence to enterprise clients, announced today that security researcher Chris Valasek has joined Accuvant LABS, the security assessment and research division of Accuvant, as senior research scientist. In this role, Valasek will be responsible for performing groundbreaking research to benefit the information security community.

"Chris is an extremely talented security researcher and we are very excited to have him join our team," said David Bonvillain, vice president of Accuvant LABS. "Over the past 12 months, we have grown the LABS team by 33 percent - a testament to both the elite reputation of our consultants as well as the strong demand for our unique security services from clients. We are confident that Chris will prove to be a strong addition to the team and look forward to realizing the valuable contributions he will make."

Valasek, previously with IBM X-Force's Advance Research and Development team, specializes in vulnerability analysis and exploitation. During this week's Black Hat Las Vegas 2010 Conference, Valasek will be presenting a paper titled, "Understanding the Low-Fragmentation Heap: From Allocation to Exploitation". He also is the current organizer of SummerCon, one of the nation's oldest hacker conferences.

Since 2002, Accuvant LABS has provided penetration testing, application and enterprise security assessments, vulnerability research and training to more than 2,000 clients across industry verticals. Experts from the team have won numerous awards, have been featured in publications such as Computerworld, SC Magazine and CSO Magazine, and regularly speak at national information security conferences.

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