Tripwire Security Researcher to Present at Black Hat USA 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — July 22, 2015 — Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced that Travis Smith, senior security analyst, will be presenting at Black Hat USA 2015. The conference will take place August 1-6, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Open source tools help IT professionals store and visualize data in their environments and can provide rich security context when combined with open source and commercial threat intelligence. However, important risk indicators are often missed due to the large amount of data these tools collect. In this presentation, Smith will discuss how to combine popular open source tools and commercial security frameworks to identify and act on real threats.

Presentation attendees will learn:

  • How to integrate open source network security monitoring with free and robust intelligence feeds to identify current and emerging threats in real time. 
  • How to use both open source and commercial tools to aggregate and correlate data from endpoints and the network to identify exploited systems.
  • How to use a combination of open source and commercial tools to better orchestrate detective controls and automate incident response activities for faster remediation.

Details of Smith’s Presentation:

Session Title:  “My Bro the ELK: Obtaining Context from Security Events”
Who: Travis Smith, senior security analyst, Tripwire
When: Thursday, August 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m. PDT
Where: Black Hat USA 2015, South Seas CDF at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Smith will also make available to attendees Tripwire’s Automated Reconnaissance and Deep Inspection System (TARDIS), a framework that ties together threat feed data with vulnerability scan data and references log repositories for indicators of compromise, during Black Hat’s Arsenal. Arsenal is a special event area designed to foster collaboration between independent researchers and the open source community by providing hands-on demonstrations of innovative tools and allowing attendees to have direct interaction with security researchers.

During Arsenal, Smith will explain how to integrate TARDIS into existing infrastructure and add value through the incorporation of additional threat feed data. Smith will be available in the Arsenal showcase from 12:45 p.m. PDT to 3:15 p.m. PDT on August 6, 2015.

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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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