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

Qualys CEO to Discuss Insider Threats at Black Hat Executive Summit

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. –– 31st July 2014 – Qualys, Inc. 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, 4th - 8th August 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 5th August, 9:30 – 10:00am PT
WHERE: Mandalay Bay, South Seas Ballroom E
WHO: 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 digitised 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 6th August, 3:30 ­– 4:30pm PT
WHERE: Mandalay Bay, Lagoon K
WHO: 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 6th August, 5:00 – 6:00pm PT
WHERE: Mandalay Bay, Lagoon K
WHO: 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 6th August, 1:00 – 2:00pm PT
WHERE: Mandalay Bay, Business Hall Theatre B
WHO: Wolfgang Kandek, CTO, Qualys

Kandek will lay out a blueprint for creating a continuous security practice spanning the entire lifecycle, from discovering assets to prioritising 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 organisations to proactively address critical vulnerabilities.

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About 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 organisations 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 organisations 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

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Qualys, Inc.
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