RiskIQ to Discuss Escalation of Malvertising at RSA Conference

CEO Elias Manousos will Join Expert Panel to Explain how Malicious Ads Create Massive Undefended Attack Surface



Elias Manousos, co-founder and CEO of RiskIQ, is an online security expert with more than 15 years of experience developing and delivering enterprise security technologies. Prior to RiskIQ, Manousos was vice president of R&D at Securant Technologies (acquired by RSA), which pioneered identity and access management for web applications. At Securant, he was instrumental in creating now-commonplace technologies for single sign-on (SSO) security.
Craig Spiezle, Executive Director and President, Online Trust Alliance
Other Panelists:
Chris Olson, co-founder and CEO, The Media Trust
Casey Oppenheim, co-founder and CEO, Disconnect

Click to Tweet: .@RiskIQ CEO to discuss escalation of #malvertising threat @RSAConference on @otalliance panel http://bit.ly/1BXIOvE


The escalating use of online ads to distribute malware (aka “malvertising”) is creating the largest undefended attack surface on the Internet. In 2014 alone, web users were exposed to over 10 billion malicious ad impressions. Criminals are exploiting a complex ecosystem of ad networks that operate programmatically and with little oversight to surgically target users and compromise their devices with malicious code. Elias Manousos will join a panel of experts to explain:
— How attackers are exploiting the complexities of online advertising ecosystems to plant malware on trusted websites
— What makes “malvertisements” so difficult to detect and prevent from showing up on websites
— The steps businesses and the online advertising industry must take to contain this growing threat


RSA Conference, the Moscone Center, San Francisco
“The Hazards of Online Ads – Emerging Tactic of Choice – AST3-W01”
Room #132 in the North Expo Hall


Wednesday, April 22 from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Pacific Time


To schedule a conversation with Elias Manousos, contact Marc Gendron at marc@mgpr.net or 781-237-0341.

To register for the RSA Conference, visit: http://www.rsaconference.com/events/us15/register. For info on obtaining an Expo Pass through the OTA, visit https://www.otalliance.org/news-events/in-the-news/upcoming-events/ota-member-rsa-events.

About RiskIQ

RiskIQ provides organizations the visibility and intelligence they need to secure their known and unknown Digital Footprint. Using a global proxy network of synthetic clients, RiskIQ continuously discovers and creates an inventory of documented and undocumented web assets, and scans them for copycat mobile apps, drive-by malware and malvertisements. Leading financial institutions, insurance providers and consumer as well as B2B brands use RiskIQ to protect their web assets and users from security threats and fraud. RiskIQ is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by growth equity firms Summit Partners and Battery Ventures. To learn more about RiskIQ, visit www.riskiq.com.

via BusinessWire