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Tenable’s Space Rogue Presenting at SXSW: Ukranian Power Grid Hack, Could the US Be Next?

March 14, 2016

Columbia, MD


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Tenable’s Space Rogue Presenting at SXSW: Ukranian Power Grid Hack, Could the US Be Next?

WHO: Space Rogue (@spacerog), founding member of the L0pht hacker collective and strategist at Tenable Network Security.

WHAT: Just how vulnerable is the American electrical grid to hackers? Space Rogue (aka Tenable’s Cris Thomas) takes a look at the recent Ukrainian power grid hack and previous confirmed and unconfirmed incidents of cyber attacks that caused physical damage in the real world, providing a voice of reason in the debate over cybersecurity for US critical infrastructure. As a founding member of L0pht Heavy Industries, a hacker collective in the ‘90s and the first security research think tank, and a strategist at Tenable Network Security, Space Rogue brings decades of experience as a security researcher to Austin for SXSW 2016.

Space Rogue will speak at the Passcode Digital Security and Privacy Hub (booth 509).

WHEN: Tues., March 15, 2016, 11 a.m. CST

WHERE: South by Southwest 2016 Trade Show, Exhibition Hall 4, Booth 509, Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas

About Tenable

Tenable™, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 23,000 organizations of all sizes around the globe rely on Tenable to manage and measure their modern attack surface to accurately understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable built its platform from the ground up to deeply understand assets, networks and vulnerabilities, extending this knowledge and expertise into Tenable.io™ to deliver the world’s first platform to provide live visibility into any asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, large government agencies and mid-sized organizations across the private and public sectors. Learn more at tenable.com.

Contact Information:

Cayla Baker
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(443) 539-6476