Tripwire Security Analyst to Discuss Internet of Things Privacy Risks at AppSec California

PORTLAND, Ore. — January 15, 2015 — Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced that Ken Westin, security analyst for Tripwire, will be presenting at AppSec California 2015. The conference will take place January 26-28, 2015, at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, California.

Every day, millions of users interact with devices that generate a wide array of sensitive information. This data includes financial and medical information, location data, personal connections, images and more. Although many users may think this information is private and secure, the data is often accessible to advertisers as well as hackers and others with malicious intent. It only takes one small piece of data from any one of these devices to unlock a wealth of information that can be used in a variety of ways. In his presentation, Westin will demonstrate how the same tools and techniques he has used to help convict criminals can also be used by criminals to track consumers.

Presentation attendees will learn:

  • How ‘innocuous’ device data can be used by malicious attackers in subsequent attacks.
  • The top actions developers can take to mitigate data risks for their customers.
  • How metadata from images and other media can be extracted and used to reveal private information.
  • Best practices for backing up and storing user data in the cloud.

Session Title: We All Know What You Did Last Summer: Privacy and the Internet of Things

Who: Ken Westin, security analyst, Tripwire, Inc.

When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 5:15-6:15 p.m. PST

Ken Westin is an experienced security analyst with a special focus on incident detection, forensics and threat intelligence. His technology exploits have been featured in Mashable, Forbes and The New York Times. Westin has received industry recognition from MIT and SXSW, and he was named one of Portland Business Journal's 40 under 40 in 2013.

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About Tripwire

Tripwire is a leading provider of security, compliance and IT operations solutions for enterprises, industrial organizations, service providers and government agencies. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business context; together these solutions integrate and automate security and IT operations. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management, log management, and reporting and analytics. Learn more at, get security news, trends and insights at or follow us on Twitter @TripwireInc.

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