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[February 19, 2013]

Kindsight to Present on Growing Botnet Issues at Security B-Sides San Francisco and RSA Conference(R)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Feb 19, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Kindsight, a network-based security company, today announced that Kevin McNamee, security architect and director of Kindsight Security Labs, will present on the rising botnet concerns in mobile and broadband networks at both RSA Conference and Security B-Sides San Francisco during the week of February 25, 2013.


McNamee will share a new presentation titled "Build your own Android botnet" at Security B-Sides San Francisco. He will use a proof-of-concept Android botnet to demonstrate its capabilities and show how to develop new protection strategies. In his presentation, McNamee will provide live demos of how easily malware can be injected into a legitimate mobile app and the remote operation of an infected mobile device from a command-and-control (C&C) center.

At RSA Conference, McNamee will discuss "The Evolution of the ZeroAccess Botnet." He will showcase the research from Kindsight Security Labs that shows how the ZeroAccess botnet has grown as a significant threat to more than two million infected computers with over two hundred thousand active super nodes. McNamee will explain the discovery of its unique peer-to-peer encrypted C&C protocol, how it evolved into a new variant and the impact it's having on networks and the advertising ecosystem.

Security B-Sides San Francisco WHAT: "Build your own Android botnet" WHO: Kevin McNamee, Security Architect and Director, Kindsight Security Labs WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11 a.m. PT WHERE: DNA Lounge 375 Eleventh Street San Francisco, CA 94103 RSA Conference WHAT: "The Evolution of the ZeroAccess Botnet" WHO: Kevin McNamee, Security Architect and Director, Kindsight Security Labs WHEN: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. PT WHERE: Moscone North 747 Howard St., Room 120 San Francisco, CA 94103 Security B-Sides San Francisco is a community-driven event for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. RSA Conference, the largest information security conference worldwide, provides the latest findings, advancements and pressing issues concerning the IT security community. For the past 22 years, the conference has attracted tens of thousands of attendees as the premier security event of the year.

View Kindsight's latest security data: http://www.kindsight.net/securitylabs Stay up-to-date on Kindsight with the company blog: http://www.kindsight.net/blog Follow Kindsight on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Kindsight About Kindsight Kindsight, a majority-owned subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, offers network-based security products that are deployed by Internet service providers and mobile network operators to detect threats, send alerts, block infected devices and protect subscribers. Backed by the expertise of Kindsight Security Labs, the Kindsight Security Analytics solution analyzes Internet traffic for malware and pinpoints infected devices to identify risks and take action. To generate revenue and increase brand loyalty, the white-labeled Kindsight Security Services enable operators to launch differentiated, value-added services that combine network-based and device-based security for complete protection. Visit www.kindsight.net for more information.

Press Contacts: Matt Nagel SHIFT Communications for Kindsight 415-591-8403 mnagel@shiftcomm.com Brendan Ziolo VP, Marketing for Kindsight 613-415-9462 brendan@kindsight.net SOURCE: Kindsight mailto:mnagel@shiftcomm.com mailto:brendan@kindsight.net

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