Infosec Professionals Needed for Annual Wireless and Wired Device Threat Study

Participants to Receive Completed Research Study and Entry to Win Pwn Pulse Subscription

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Dec 29, 2015) – Pwnie Express, the only company providing threat detection of the billions of wireless and wired devices in and around your workplace, today announced its second annual Device Threat Survey. The company is currently seeking IT security professionals to participate in this valuable security research. Spearheaded by the company’s research team, Pwnie Labs, this survey will explore top-of-mind threats related to high-risk or unknown hardware for security teams as they enter 2016.

What: Today’s organizations are suffering from a device visibility problem. Whether it is called BYOD, BYOx, or IoT, every workplace of every size needs to see the phones, laptops, access points, printers, and more in and around their network. Heightened visibility is critical to effectively arming security teams and better protecting businesses from the threats presented by the billions of devices in and around the workplace.

Where: To participate in this 5-10 minute survey, please visit:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZY53C7P

Contest: All entrants will be automatically entered into a drawing for a 12 month subscription of Pwn Pulse, Pwnie’s enterprise-class SaaS solution purpose-built to detect, fingerprint, and analyze any wireless and wired device.

To view results of Pwnie Express’ inaugural 2015 study, The Internet of Evil Things Report, please visit here.

About Pwn Pulse
Pwn Pulse continuously detects all of the devices putting an organization’s workplace at risk. The SaaS platform detects devices connected to or even around a network, helping to replace legacy, expensive, on-site, manual point-in-time assessments. Pwn Pulse finds unidentified, open attack paths including: mobile phones, Wi-Fi Printers, Access Points, Smart Devices, and more, while working to amplify an organization’s existing IT and security tools, people, and workflow.

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express provides threat detection of the billions of devices in and around your workplace. By automating wireless and wired device detection, Pwnie solutions continuously detect the devices on or around your network that are open pathways for attackers. Pwnie arms your security team to win the BYOD battle with the ability to detect and fingerprint any device, from phone to thermostat, in order to prioritize your security response, reduce alert fatigue, and provide situational intelligence. See all the things you’re missing at pwnieexpress.com or @PwnieExpress.

Pwnie Express Receives Prestigious SC Magazine Security Innovator for “One of the Best Crystal Balls in the Business”

Pwn Pulse™ recognized for its industry defining ability to detect, fingerprint, and analyze rogue, misconfigured, and unauthorized wireless and wired devices threatening all workplaces

 

Boston, MA – December 17, 2015Pwnie Express helps protect your business with an enterprise-class SaaS solution purpose-built to detect, fingerprint, and analyze any wireless and wired device. This solution, Pwn Pulse, was recognized today for its industry shaping technology as SC Magazine named the company a 2015 Security Infrastructure Innovator. One of only two companies awarded this prestigious distinction in the Security Infrastructure category, Pwn Pulse was also vigorously tested by the publication prior to this designation.

The best way to recognize true innovation in security is to actually use the products in real-world scenarios, and this is what SC Magazine did. Peter Stephenson, technology editor for the magazine, wrote about his use of Pwn Pulse in SC Magazine’s December issue:

“We tested the Pwn Plug in the depths of Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers and the most high tech football stadium in the world with more than 12,000 Wi-Fi access points. We ran a single Pwn Plug during the World Cup soccer match last spring with about 75,000 fans in the stadium. The single device followed several thousand Wi-Fi users and many of the access points. Obviously, we were impressed.”

Stephenson continued, “When this Innovator took the management and visibility of the devices to the cloud – their Pwn Pulse offering – the company’s business exploded.” He noted, “These folks have one of the best crystal balls in the business – they really know how to predict an important emerging niche – and exploit it.”

“It has become obvious with the proliferation of the Internet of Things and our BYOD lifestyles that the ability for security teams to detect rogue, misconfigured, and unauthorized devices is critical to securing the overall business infrastructure,” said Paul Paget, CEO, Pwnie Express. “At Pwnie, we purpose-built a solution for security teams looking to discover, assess, and fingerprint all the wireless and wired devices accessing or near their network. Pwn Pulse is an enterprise-class SaaS platform built to enhance any company’s security infrastructure, so this recognition by SC Magazine perfectly underscores our efforts, the work of our team, and our customers around the world.”

 

About Pwn Pulse

Pwn Pulse continuously detects all of the devices putting an organization’s workplace at risk. The SaaS platform detects devices connected to or even around a network, helping to replace legacy, expensive, on-site, manual point-in-time assessments. Pwn Pulse finds unidentified, open attack paths including: mobile phones, Wi-Fi Printers, Access Points, Smart Devices, and more, while working to amplify an organization’s existing IT and security tools, people, and workflow.

 

About Pwnie Express

Pwnie Express provides threat detection of the billions of devices in and around your workplace. By automating wireless and wired device detection, Pwnie solutions continuously detect the devices on or around your network that are open pathways for attackers. Pwnie arms your security team to win the BYOD battle with the ability to detect and fingerprint any device, from phone to thermostat, in order to prioritize your security response, reduce alert fatigue, and provide situational intelligence. See all the things you’re missing at pwnieexpress.com or @PwnieExpress.
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Pwnie Express GSA Award Means Threat Detection of Billions of Devices in and Around US Government Workplaces

New Partnership and GSA Contract Vehicle Provides Government Agencies Continuous Detection and Fingerprinting of Devices — From Phones to Drones — That Are Open Pathways for Attackers Into Critical Government Networks

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Oct 27, 2015) – Pwnie Express, a company providing threat detection of the billions of devices in and around the workplace, today announced its US General Services Administration (GSA) contract award for its Pwn Pulse solution and subsequent partnership with gvTechSolutions to protect US government facilities from security threats presented by unrecognized and currently undetectable devices.

Today, US government workplaces are under constant attack as malicious actors increasingly target the devices in and around offices — from large federal buildings in Washington, D.C., to remote bases throughout the world — to infiltrate critical agency networks. From phones and ‘smart devices’ to drones, these devices are often brought into the workplace by employees who might not know they are providing an open pathway into critical government infrastructure. A recent industry survey of 1,000 federal government employees revealed that half of respondents use their personal devices at work to access email and 49 percent use them to download work documents, despite stringent workplace restrictions on personal device use. Much like surveillance cameras brought much needed visibility for physical workplace security, Pwnie Express is now providing full visibility into all of the devices in and around federal government workplaces.

With recent GSA approval and a strategic partnership with gvTechSolutions, Pwnie Express is uniquely positioned to help federal, state, and local government departments achieve their critical security mission. By automating wireless and wired device detection, Pwnie Express solutions continuously detect the devices on or around government networks that are open pathways for attackers. The assessment and analysis of any bring your own device (BYOD) or rogue device gives government agencies the full visibility needed to prioritize security response, reduce alert fatigue, and provide situational intelligence to implement real-time remediation.

Pwnie CEO, “Devices in and around your network are open pathways to your most sensitive data.”

“Adversaries know that organizations, both in the private and public sector, spend most of their security budgets on physical and network security,” said Paul Paget, chief executive officer, Pwnie Express. “These organizations have limited, if not zero-capability, to monitor the presence and behavior of wireless devices from the ubiquitous smartphone to the world of other smart devices now being deployed. With this explosion of devices, coupled with ever-present wireless access points, the devices in and around your network are open pathways to your most sensitive data. Pwn Pulse is a unique platform purpose-built to deploy in minutes and provide security teams the ability to remotely, securely, and effectively monitor and assess their security risk against all of these previously undetectable devices.”

Government Technology Solutions (gvTechSolutions) CEO, “The Internet of Evil Things is real…”

“Since our founding in 1997 to focus on emerging security threats, we have been in front of most threats and their defenses,” said Robert Deitz, chief executive officer, gvTechSolutions. “Today’s market is saturated with overlay and multi-purpose tools targeted at the same issue. However every few years a market leader emerges to address what no one else has — or how to do it better. Pwnie Express reminds me of a few security innovators over the last two decades that have actually defined the solution. The Internet of Evil Things is real and not a single customer we have has a handle on this today.”

For more information about GSA pricing for Pwn Pulse visit here.

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express provides threat detection of the billions of devices in and around your workplace. By automating wireless and wired device detection, Pwnie solutions continuously detect the devices on or around your network that are open pathways for attackers. Pwnie arms your security team to win the BYOD battle with the ability to detect and fingerprint any device, from phone to thermostat, in order to prioritize your security response, reduce alert fatigue, and provide situational intelligence. See all the things you’re missing at pwnieexpress.com or @PwnieExpress.

Pwnie Express Advances Industry’s First Full Visibility and Threat Detection Platform for the Enterprise

Powerful Pwn Pulse, Pwn Pad Integration Secures Main Offices and Remote Sites Alike

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Jul 28, 2015) – Pwnie Express, the world leader in remote security assessment, today announced advancements to its Pwn Pulse enterprise solution. Pwn Pulse is the industry’s first full visibility and threat detection platform that discovers and alerts to unknown or high-risk devices and their potential threats wherever they exist across an organization, whether at branch office or headquarters facilities. Now seamlessly integrated with Pwn Pad 3, Pwnie’s most powerful, commercial-grade penetration testing tablet, Pwn Pulse enables users to remotely, securely and effectively assess all sites in real time.

“In my line of work, it is especially critical that we have robust security tools that allow us to detect rogue devices, scan suspicious traffic, and conduct penetration testing in the most effective yet unobtrusive ways, and from any location,” said J.D. LeaSure, President, ComSec LLC, which specializes in technical surveillance countermeasures. “Pwn Pulse integrated with Pwn Pad 3 creates this perfect solution.”

The Pwn Pulse enterprise solution provides continuous visibility throughout the wired, WiFi, 4G/LTE cellular and Bluetooth spectrum, across all physical locations, including remote sites and branch offices, detecting “known-bad,” unauthorized, vulnerable, and suspicious devices in real time. Powered by easy-to-deploy, enterprise-class sensors, Pwn Pulse enables central management from a single cloud dashboard for scalable, continuous intelligence across the enterprise.

The powerful Pwn Pulse and Pwn Pad 3 integration enables security practitioners to conduct remote security assessments across all corporate facilities from a central cloud console. The flexibility this integration provides allows organizations to assess locations where a fixed sensor may not be realistic, such as SWAT or delivery vehicles, bases of military operations, and high risk targets such as politicians or executives. This many-to-one assessment capability allows for more frequent and cost-effective vulnerability scanning and testing of wired and wireless networks.

Pwn Pulse empowers organizations with:

  • Continuous Visibility: Continuously and automatically detect all wired, WiFi and Bluetooth devices in the vicinity of their premises, whether corporate headquarters or remote sites, providing complete threat visibility across the enterprise. Pwn Pulse provides immediately actionable data including a comprehensive list of network devices that may be noncompliant or harmful.
  • Discovery and Alerting for All Devices: Pwn Pulse maintains a baseline of all “known-bad,” unauthorized, vulnerable and suspicious devices and immediately identifies newly discovered unknown devices. Additionally, Pwn Pulse identifies and immediately alerts for known rogue, purpose-built malicious hardware devices and/or risky devices (e.g. misconfigured, default state, vulnerable, suspicious).
  • Centralized Management and Response Capabilities: Secure, centralized management with enterprise-class reporting empowers senior executives with critical knowledge for business decisions. Pwn Pulse is SIEM/WIPS compatible and provides effective rapid threat response that helps to “track and disable” devices, as well as auditing and validation of existing security controls, including enterprise wireless infrastructure and device management technologies.
  • Remote Assessment and Enforcement of Critical Controls: Pwn Pulse validates security policies, configurations and controls, and supports custom scripts to further test and validate security gaps revealed by routine vulnerability scans. Pwn Pulse provides a powerful, proactive way to respond to high probability threats and threat vectors with a full suite of pre-installed penetration testing tools.

“Today’s IT leaders are facing a losing battle with true ownership of the computing devices that comprise their infrastructure,” said Paul Paget, CEO, Pwnie Express. “All organizations, regardless of size, need to consider a rogue device detection and protection strategy that can ultimately help detect ‘known-bad,’ unauthorized, vulnerable, and suspicious devices. Pwn Pulse, along with its integration with Pwn Pad 3, puts IT leaders back in control of their networks by providing full visibility across distributed infrastructure, IT and physical security policy validation and mitigation capabilities against ever-increasing risks created by expanding environments.”

All of Pwnie’s technology for enterprises and security practitioners is backed by the powerful research of Pwnie Labs, the company’s security research and intelligence division. Pwnie Labs specializes in wireless and device analysis and detection techniques, contributes to open source security projects, supports the core infosec community, and establishes industry best practices for remote site penetration testing and device threat mitigation.

The Pwn Pulse enterprise solution is generally available and now fully integrated with the entirety of the Pwnie Express Mobile Line. Pricing for Pwn Pad 3 begins at $1,295 and can be integrated with Pwn Pulse for an annual subscription of $695. To learn more about introductory, bundled pricing offers, or to get a demo, please visit pwnieexpress.com/pwnpulse, contact sales@pwnieexpress.com or call (855) 793-1337.

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express is the world leader in remote security assessment, and the first company to empower organizations of all sizes with a full visibility and threat detection platform that discovers and alerts to unknown or high-risk devices and their potential threats wherever they exist on the network. Through its enterprise-class Pwn Pulse platform and its long-trusted Pwn Plug, Pwn Phone and Pwn Pad devices, Pwnie Express provides continuous visibility throughout the wired/wireless/RF spectrum, across all physical locations including remote sites and branch offices, detecting “known-bad”, unauthorized, vulnerable, and suspicious devices. Backed by the powerful security research of Pwnie Labs, Pwnie Express helps its customers reduce the attack surface created by the explosion of devices introduced by Bring Your Own Device (BYOD and the expansion of threat vectors brought on by the Internet of Things (IoT). It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more, visitwww.PwnieExpress.com or @PwnieExpress.

 

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Pwnie Express Releases Powerful Commercial-Grade Penetration Testing Tablet

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Jun 9, 2015) – Pwnie Express, the world leader in remote security assessment, and the first company to empower organizations of all sizes with a full visibility and threat detection platform, today announced the Pwn Pad 3, a commercial-grade penetration testing tablet designed for remote security assessment of wired and wireless networks and optimized for ease-of-use and mobility. Built on powerful, multi-touch HD hardware, this lightweight device is the ultimate penetration tester’s tool.

The Pwn Pad 3 features extended battery life, as well as a full set of dramatically enhanced features:

  • Completely New Scripts: Features custom Android launchers backed by an entirely new set of scripts to dramatically increase assessment speed while simplifying use.
  • Extended Hardware Support: Allows users to leverage the majority of popular Wi-Fi cards and chipsets, as well as numerous USB wired Ethernet adapters. This extended support gives users the flexibility to choose their preferred piece of hardware to get the job done.
  • On-the-Go Kali Disk Forensics: Additional support across a broad range of common file systems enables users to simply connect their hard drives to the Pwn Pad 3 via a USB device to access a suite of Kali disk forensics tools. This enables quick, “on-the-go” disk forensics capabilities for simple or scripted tasks directly from Pwn Pad 3.
  • Pwnie Express OTA Updates: This new Android app is exclusively built to automate necessary upgrades and ensure Pwn Pad is continuously up-to-date with the latest software — completely eliminating the need to reflash the device.

“Using a platform designed for gaming has allowed us to focus on optimized performance,” said Timothy Mossey, Lead Mobile Platform Engineer for Pwnie Express. “It’s a leap to develop the next iteration of mobile penetration testing on a platform like this, but it provided the power we needed for Pwn Pad 3.”

“All organizations, regardless of size or sector, must be able to implement scalable security tools to help protect themselves against ever-increasing threats,” said Dave Porcello, CTO, Pwnie Express. “We’re grateful for our collaborative relationship with our customers, and we applied their valuable feedback to make Pwn Pad 3 faster, sleeker and even more feature-rich, so they can more easily conduct an assessment on the road.”

Pwn Pad 3 is now available for pre-sale, and will be generally available on June 15, 2015. For more information please visit http://store.pwnieexpress.com/product/pwn-pad-3/ or contactsales@pwnieexpress.com or call (855) 793-1337.

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express is the world leader in remote security assessment, and the first company to empower organizations of all sizes with a full visibility and threat detection platform that discovers and alerts to unknown or high-risk devices and their potential threats wherever they exist on the network. Through its enterprise-class Pwn Pulse platform and its long-trusted Pwn Plug, Pwn Phone and Pwn Pad devices, Pwnie Express provides continuous visibility throughout the wired/wireless/RF spectrum, across all physical locations including remote sites and branch offices, detecting “known-bad,” unauthorized, vulnerable, and suspicious devices. Backed by the powerful security research of Pwnie Labs, Pwnie Express helps its customers reduce the attack surface created by the explosion of devices introduced by Bring Your Own Device (BYOD and the expansion of threat vectors brought on by the Internet of Things (IoT). It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more, visitwww.PwnieExpress.com or @PwnieExpress.

 

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Pwn Pulse Selected as Product of the Year by Info Security Products Guide

Industry’s First Internet of Everything Threat Detection System Honored as Gold Winner in the 11th Annual 2015 Security Industry’s Global Excellence Award

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Apr 22, 2015) –  RSA Conference 2015 — Pwnie Express, the world leader in remote security assessment, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Pwn Pulse the Gold Winner of the 2015 Global Excellence Awards in its “Most Awesome Product and Service of the Year” category. Pwn Pulse is the industry’s first SaaS threat detection system designed to assess the Internet of Everything, including shadow IT and high-risk BYOx, vulnerable IoT devices, and purpose-built malicious hardware.

Pwn Pulse detects all devices on and in the vicinity of an organization’s premises, and automatically alerts security teams for rogue, unauthorized, and/or vulnerable devices on the wired, wireless and Bluetooth spectrum, across all physical locations. This provides enterprises with unprecedented visibility across their distributed remote and branch sites to quickly detect and deter attacks and mitigate the growing attack surface created by the emerging threat vector from the Internet of Everything.

More than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2015 Global Excellence Awards finalists and winners. Winners were announced during the 11th annual awards dinner and presentation on April 20, 2015 in San Francisco, attended by finalists, judges and industry peers.

Info Security Products Guide’s recognition of Pwn Pulse further validates our product as excellence-in-class,” said Paul Paget, CEO, Pwnie Express. “This prominent industry accolade also highlights the critical need for increased visibility and actionable intelligence on all devices across the enterprise to enhance an organization’s ability to quickly identify and thwart an attack.”

About Info Security Products Guide
Info Security Products Guide sponsors leading conferences and expos worldwide and plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and market research that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express, the world leader in remote security assessment, enables organizations to detect and deter attacks in wireless environments and remote locations by mitigating the growing attack surface created by the emerging threat vector from the Internet of Everything (IoE), including high-risk BYOx, vulnerable IoT devices, and purpose-built malicious hardware. Pwnie Express provides continuous visibility throughout the wired/wireless/RF spectrum, across all physical locations including remote sites and branch offices, detecting “known-bad”, unauthorized, vulnerable, and suspicious devices. Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on Pwnie products for unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructures. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit www.PwnieExpress.com or @PwnieExpress.

Industry Report: Internet of Evil Things – The New Security Threat Vector

BOSTON, Mass. — April 15, 2015 —The proliferation of more than 16 billion connected computing devices today has significantly expanded the attack surface of our interconnected world. Unauthorized, BYOD, vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and a rapidly expanding market of low-cost, plug-and-play, cyber espionage devices represent an emerging threat vector and nefarious counterpart to the Internet of Things (IoT): the Internet of Evil ThingsTM (IoET). Pwnie Express today introduced The Internet of Evil Things: The Rapidly Emerging Threat of High-Risk Hardware report. This report defines the key factors and IoET threats facing businesses today, outlines the top IoET-related concerns of security professionals and offers a proposed industry framework toward a comprehensive defense against the IoET.

“There’s not a CIO out there who has an effective umbrella strategy for the Internet of Things today,” said Shawn Wiora, CIO and CISO at Creative Solutions in HealthCare. “The attack surface is gargantuan – and continues to grow exponentially. Making matters worse, current approaches don’t offer the robust, enterprise-level security that’s needed.”

More than 600 security professionals were surveyed for the quantitative portion of this report on rouge device awareness and concerns. Top findings include:

  • The vast majority (83 percent) of respondents are concerned rogue or unauthorized devices could be operating, undetected, in their network environments already;
  • Compounding the problem, 69 percent of security professionals report they do not have full visibility of all the wireless devices within their network environment;
  • Rogue Access Points, MiFi and mobile hotspots were identified as the most concerning, high-risk devices today.

In an effort to define an industry framework for a comprehensive, industry-wide IoET defense, Pwnie Labs, the research and development division at Pwnie Express, assessed and analyzed a sample of over 250,000 wireless devices detected by Pwn Pulse, Pwnie’s rogue device detection system, across a variety of customer environments and industry verticals. The analysis resulted in an industry-wide categorization of the most prevalent hardware device threats affecting today’s global IT infrastructure into three key areas:

Category One: Unauthorized & Unchecked: Classifies rogue hardware, such as shadow IT and high-risk BYOx devices. The most prevalent devices diagnosed by Pwnie Labs in this category include:

  • HP printers deployed in a highly vulnerable default configuration state – default
  • Complete lack of encryption, also know as “open” network, was the most common passwords, unencrypted WiFi, wide-open default configuration – in 83 percent of customer environments. These default-state printers can be undermined to expose confidential print jobs, compromise corporate client devices and leveraged as a backdoor into private corporate networks; risk affecting vulnerable Wireless Access Points detected in 69 percent of networks;
  • Xfinity wifi dominated the WiFi landscape as the most common open or unencrypted network in 58% of environments

Category Two: The Internet of Insecure Things: Represents the proliferation of vulnerable IoT devices, such as hackable thermostats, critically flawed cars and vulnerable medical devices.

Category Three: Weaponizing the IoT: Represents the commoditization of malicious hardware, from Evil Twins and APs to HAK5 WiFi Pineapple and Keygrabber Wifi devices.

“This report underscores the need for increased visibility and actionable intelligence on all devices across the enterprise to enhance an organization’s ability to quickly identify and thwart an attack,” said Paul Paget, CEO, Pwnie Express. “It’s our hope that infosec professionals are empowered to mobilize and begin assessing their security systems’ readiness to defend business-critical infrastructure against the IoET threat.” The IoET represents an emerging threat vector that will only grow as adoption of connected devices continues to surge across the globe. InfoSec professionals, industry experts, and security-conscious organizations are invited to learn more and contribute to the effort at www.internetofevilthings.com or via email contribute@internetofevilthings.com.

To download a free copy of The Internet of Evil Things: The Rapidly Emerging Threat of High-Risk Hardware, please visit: www.internetofevilthings.com.

Methodology

The quantitative portion of The Internet of Evil Things: The Rapidly Emerging Threat of High-Risk Hardware is based an online market research study conducted by Pwnie Express in December 2014. Survey respondents included 621 information security experts (including 43 chief information/security officers and 99 information security directors/managers, and 169 infosec specialists) at organizations across 5 continents. Most respondents were from US-based enterprises (87 percent).

About Pwnie Express

Pwnie Express, the world leader in remote security assessment, enables organizations to detect and deter attacks in wireless environments and remote locations by mitigating the growing attack surface created by the emerging threat vector from the Internet of Everything (IoE), including high-risk BYOx, vulnerable IoT devices, and purpose-built malicious hardware. Pwnie Express provides continuous visibility throughout the wired/wireless/RF spectrum, across all physical locations including remote sites and branch offices, detecting “known-bad”, unauthorized, vulnerable, and suspicious devices.

Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on Pwnie products for unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructures. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit www.PwnieExpress.com or @PwnieExpress.

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Pwnie Express Unveils Industry’s First Internet of Everything Threat Detection System

BOSTON, Mass. — April 15, 2015 — Pwnie Express today announced the next evolution of Pwn Pulse, the industry’s first SaaS threat detection system designed to assess the Internet of Everything (including shadow IT and high-risk BYOx, vulnerable IoT devices, and purpose-built malicious hardware). Now offering continuous monitoring and real-time threat detection and alerting, Pwn Pulse detects all devices on and in the vicinity of an organization’s premises, and automatically alerts security teams for rogue, unauthorized, and/or vulnerable devices on the wired, wireless and Bluetooth spectrum, across all physical locations. This provides enterprises with unprecedented visibility across their distributed remote and branch sites to quickly detect and deter attacks and mitigate the growing attack surface created by this rapidly emerging threat vector.

A study of 621 security professionals published today found that over 80 percent are concerned about the new, rapidly emerging, yet little-understood threat vector of rogue and unauthorized wireless devices and the Internet of Things.

“Cyber attackers seek the path of least resistance, often targeting devices and systems of branch locations, which are perceived to be less secure,” said Mark Arnold, Director Information Security, PTC. “It’s critical that enterprises implement innovative tools and policies across the entire organization to automatically detect the presence of unauthorized or mismanaged devices in real time, empowering security teams to respond quickly and effectively.

Powered by easy-to-deploy enterprise-class sensors, Pwn Pulse enables central management from a single cloud dashboard for scalable, continuous intelligence across remote and branch locations. The next-generation Pwn Pulse empowers organizations with:

  • Continuous Visibility: Organizations can now continuously monitor and automatically detect all wired, WiFi, and Bluetooth devices in the vicinity of their premises, giving them complete visibility across the enterprise. Pwn Pulse provides immediately actionable data including a comprehensive list of network devices that may be noncompliant or harmful.
  • Detect and Alert for “Known-bad,” Unauthorized, Vulnerable, and Suspicious Devices: Pwn Pulse maintains a baseline of all known assets and immediately identifies newly discovered “unknown” devices. Additionally, Pwn Pulse identifies and immediately alerts for known rogue, purpose-built “evil” devices and/or risky devices (e.g. misconfigured, default state, vulnerable, suspicious behavior).
  • Assessment and Enforcement of Critical Controls: Pwn Pulse validates security policies, configurations, and controls and supports custom scripts to further test and validate security gaps revealed by routine vulnerability scans. Pwn Pulse provides a powerful, proactive way to respond to high probability threats and threat vectors with a full suite of pre-installed penetration testing tools. Additionally, it offers a robust library of critical security controls to help organizations cost-effectively augment existing infrastructure and maintain regulatory compliance requirements, all while strengthening their defenses through customized insights delivered by email.

“By operating at the lowest layer of the network stack, misconfigured or rogue devices can compromise all other layers of defense, rendering them ineffective,” said Paul Paget, CEO of Pwnie Express. “To deal with the rapid emergence of the Internet of Everything, organizations must implement scalable tools that provide full visibility across distributed infrastructure; IT and physical security policy validation; and mitigation capabilities against ever-increasing risks created by expanding wireless environments.”

Pwn Pulse is generally available. For more information please visit pwnieexpress.com/pwnpulse or contact sales@pwnieexpress.com or call (855) 793-1337.

About Pwnie Express

Pwnie Express, the world leader in remote security assessment, enables organizations to detect and deter attacks in wireless environments and remote locations by mitigating the growing attack surface created by the emerging threat vector from the Internet of Everything (IoE), including high-risk BYOx, vulnerable IoT devices, and purpose-built malicious hardware. Pwnie Express provides continuous visibility throughout the wired/wireless/RF spectrum, across all physical locations including remote sites and branch offices, detecting “known-bad”, unauthorized, vulnerable, and suspicious devices.

Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on Pwnie products for unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructures. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit www.PwnieExpress.com or @PwnieExpress.

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Two IT Security Visionaries Named to Pwnie Express Advisory Board

BOSTON, MA–(Marketwired – Apr 2, 2015) – Pwnie Express, the only company to assess wired and wireless network security in remote locations on demand, today announced the appointment of Philip Susmann and Chris Wysopal to its Advisory Board of leading IT security luminaries. These two industry leaders will play an integral role in guiding the company’s business strategy, product development roadmap and direction of Pwnie Labs research.

Holding executive positions at Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) and Veracode, Susmann and Wysopal bring more than 55 years of combined IT security experience to Pwnie Express.

  • Philip T. Susmann, President of NUARI & Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Norwich University
    Philip T. Susmann is president of NUARI, a $5 million research and development non-profit that serves the national public interest through the study of critical national issues and the development of related training and educational programs. He also holds the role of vice president for strategic partnerships for Norwich University (NU), where he spearheads new business initiatives.Possessing deep cyber security expertise in the government and financial services sectors, Susmann has served at NU for 27 years as a faculty member, academic leader and chief information officer. He was the driving force behind the university’s Information Assurance program and designation as an NSA center of excellence, and was most recently responsible for building the NUARI from the ground-up. NUARI is credited for the development of the Distributed Environment for Critical Infrastructure Exercises (DECIDE), the platform used to deliver two large-scale financial sector exercises, Quantum Dawn 1 and 2. Under Susmann’s leadership, NUARI has developed, in partnership with USU Space Dynamics Lab, Cyber SMART, a cyber exercise scenario development tool.
  • Chris Wysopal, Co-Founder, CTO, CISO, Veracode
    IT security visionary, author and entrepreneur Chris Wysopal is the co-founder, chief technology officer and chief information security officer of Veracode, where he oversees technology strategy and information security. Prior to Veracode, Wysopal was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec.He is renowned for his role as an original vulnerability researcher at The L0pht, a high-profile hacker think tank, where he was one of the first to publicize the risks of insecure software. He has testified to the U.S. Congress on the subjects of government security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software, and is the author of The Art of Software Security Testing. Wysopal has been widely recognized for his achievements in the IT industry. Over the years he has been named to eWEEK’s 100 Most Influential People in IT list; selected as one of the InfoWorld CTO 25; named a SANS Security Thought Leader; appointed to the Black Hat Review Board; listed on Computer Reseller News’ Top 25 Disruptors list; and honored as one of 5 Security Thought Leaders by SC Magazine.

“The explosion of Internet-connected devices presents significant challenges for IT teams, as they give attackers countless new pathways to access and traverse enterprise networks, undetected,” said Paul Paget, chief executive officer, Pwnie Express. “As Pwnie Express paves the way in mitigating the growing attack surface exacerbated by this surge in connected devices, we are honored to work with Philip and Chris, both world-class security experts who will play an instrumental role in guiding Pwnie Express’ continued momentum and rapid growth.”

Susmann and Wysopal join visionaries Gerhard Eschelbeck, vice president of security engineering at Google; Jack Hembrough, former CEO and chairman of Application Security, Inc.; Ed Skoudis, co-founder of InGuardians and SANS Institute fellow; Stephen Pace, senior vice president at Raytheon Cyber Products Company; and David Bradbury, president, fund manager and investment committee member at VCET on the Pwnie Express Advisory Board.

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express, the world leader in remote security assessment, enables organizations to detect and deter attacks in wireless environments and remote locations by mitigating the growing attack surface created by the emerging threat vector from the Internet of Things (IoT). Pwnie Express provides continuous visibility throughout the wired/wireless/RF spectrum, across all physical locations including remote sites and branch offices, detecting “known-bad”, unauthorized, vulnerable, and suspicious devices.

Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on Pwnie products for unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructures. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

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Pwnie Express Selected as a SINET 16 Innovator Remote Asset Discovery and Assessment Provider Lauded for Its Cutting-Edge Cybersecurity Defense Technology

BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Pwnie Express, providing anywhere on-demand wired and wireless network security assessment, today announced that the Security Innovation Network (SINET) has named it a SINET 16 Innovator.

Pwnie Express was selected from a pool of 180 applicants worldwide by the SINET Showcase Steering Committee, which is made up of 60 security experts from government, academia and the private sector, for its ability to combat cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.

The SINET Showcase will feature Pwnie Express’s Pwn Pulse solution, which provides consolidated asset discovery, vulnerability scanning, and pentesting in a single unified offering. This delivers actionable risk information showing organizations where they are most vulnerable, allowing them to focus on high probability threats and threat vectors. The event will be held December 3-4 in Washington DC.

“We are honored by SINET’s recognition of our innovative solution whose integrated intelligence delivers continuous in-depth analysis to accurately identify attack paths, allowing organizations to level the playing field against the hackers,” said Paul Paget, Pwnie Express CEO. “Pwnie Express is the only solution to assess wired and wireless network security anywhere, on-demand. Leveraging the expertise of Pwnie Labs and using open source tools our SaaS solution allows organizations to easily protect themselves against attackers who are increasingly accessing confidential data and information through remote locations.”

The SINET Showcase provides a platform for the business of Cybersecurity to take place as emerging technology companies present their solutions and connect with a select audience of nearly 400 venture capitalists, investment bankers as well as industry and government buyers.

About SINET
SINET is a community builder and strategic advisor whose mission is to advance innovation and enable global collaboration between the public and private sectors to defeat Cybersecurity threats.  Its public-private partnership events are supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate.

SINET also offers advisory services and a membership program that have helped build thousands of relationships and delivered value across a broad spectrum of the security community to include buyers, builders, researchers and investors.  For more information, visit www.security-innovation.org.  Connect with us on Twitter at @SINETconnection.  Follow the conversation about SINET 16 at #SINET16 and this year’s SINET Showcase at #SINETDC.

About Pwnie Express

Pwnie Express provides an end-to-end security assessment solution that delivers real-time wired and wireless asset discovery, continuous vulnerability scanning, pentesting, risk trending and alerting. It provides sensors for individual locations and an enterprise-class Pwn Pulse solution using its sensors combined with central management for scalable continuous intelligence across remote locations.

Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on its products to conduct drop-box pentesting and provide unprecedented insight into distributed network infrastructures. Pwn Pulse allows organizations to see all the things using open source tools and platforms. The products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs. It is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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