CISOs Weigh In On PCI DSS Compliance and Its Impact on Security Accomplished Security Executives Answer the Question: Can PCI DSS Compliance Be a Threat to Your Organization?

Boston, MA, November 5, 2014 – Noted Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from Time Warner Inc., CUNA Mutual Group and Pulte Financial Services will take part in what promises to be a thought provoking educational webinar: Can PCI DSS Be a Threat to Your Organization?

Moderating the discussion is noted attorney and federal prosecutor, Mark Rasch, who created the Computer Crime Unit at the Department of Justice and worked with Visa and MasterCard in developing the original standards that became PCI DSS. Also taking part is a PCI Qualified Security Assessor from Verizon, and the Director of Security at Rally Software, a technical expert who designs and implements IT security policies for businesses.. Pwnie Express, which provides end-to-end security assessment solutions for remote and often hard-to-reach locations, is sponsoring this educational webinar.

The expert panel will discuss not only what you need to do to achieve compliance but ways to go beyond to ensure security.

The webinar will be held:

Date: Thursday, November 13th

Time: 1 PM EDT

Register here

The session is a unique opportunity to hear multiple viewpoints on what you need to do to attain PCI and how just being compliant doesn’t ensure security, may put you at risk and leave your organization exposed legally. You’ll hear how seasoned executives use PCI as a basic checklist to strengthen their overall security posture.

“The drumbeat of companies that have been breached but compliant continues as hackers seek out the weakest link, which increasingly is becoming the remote location with organizations more distributed and using un-managed devices that often test infrequently,” said Rasch. “As someone who helped draft what became the PCI DSS regulation, living in such a dynamic time, I look forward to moderating a panel of such distinguished CISOs and hear what they are doing to ensure compliance while maintaining security.”

Key topics will include:

  • Time Warner CISO Jamil Farshchi on the ideal PCI environment.
  • CUNA Mutual Group CISO Nikk Gilbert on challenges in meeting PCI across a distributed organization.
  • Pulte Financial Services CISO Robb Reck on additional security frameworks.
  • Verizon QSA Aaron Reynolds on difficulties facing organizations.

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 that uses its sensors combined with central management to provide scalable continuous intelligence across remote locations. Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on its products to conduct drop-box pentesting and provide unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructures. Pwn Pulse allows organizations to see all the things using open source tools and platforms. 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.

Contact: Sara Kantor

Email: sara@pwnieexpress.com

Phone: 617-267-1777

 

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Enterprises Embrace Pwnie Express’s “Pwn Pulse” SaaS Security Assessment Solution First of Its Kind Enterprise-class Offering Provides Remote Location Intelligence

Boston, MA, October 21, 2014 – Enterprises across verticals have lauded Pwnie Express’s new Pwn Pulse software as a service (SaaS) solution, calling it “groundbreaking”  for its ability to easily provide visibility across their remote locations. The enterprises were taking part in the Beta program for Pwn Pulse, which became publicly available today.

“Pwn Pulse allows us to have true policies in regards to our networks and computers and a true way to test them,” said Eric Gilbert, Manager of IT Operations for Black, Mann & Gramm, L.L.P, who took part in the Beta program. “It gives us the ability to not only have the policies on hardening our hardware but also a way to verify that it’s where it’s supposed to be.”

Gilbert touted the system’s ease of use and management console, stating that you don’t have a to be “security guru” to fully leverage the Pwn Pulse.

“For Amarillo National Bank security of our customers’ information is paramount. We already know the power of Pwnie’s sensors that currently provide us with unprecedented wired and wireless asset discovery at our remote sites,” said Bill Davis, Data Security Officer at Amarillo National Bank. “We are excited to be taking part in the Pwn Pulse Beta program because it solves the pressing problem of continuous and comprehensive assessment of remote locations.”

Pwnie Express is the only company to assess wired and wireless network security in remote locations on demand.  Pwn Pulse enterprise-class offering uses Pwnie Express’s easy-to-deploy sensors combined with central management  to provide highly scalable continuous intelligence across remote locations.

An end-to-end security assessment solution designed specifically for hard-to-reach distributed remote sites, Pwn Pulse delivers real-time wired and wireless asset discovery, continuous vulnerability scanning, pentesting, risk trending and alerting.

The Pwn Pulse solution also scored top marks in a comprehensive security audit performed by leading security-consulting firm TrustedSec, LLC.

“We were very impressed with how Pwn Pulse compared to the security of most other SaaS platforms,” said Dave Kennedy, President and CEO of TrustedSec. “Pwnie Express is clearly paving the way to a new baseline security profile for SaaS.”

Known for its drop-box penetration testing solutions, the new SaaS solution completes the entire enterprise security assessment lifecycle. The solution delivers a robust centralized management console that:

o   Allows for out-of-the-box deployment of sensors

o   Aggregates and correlates sensor data

o   Provides trending and analysis of data with the ability to drill down to sensor asset level

Pwn Pulse also easily and seamlessly integrates with existing security information and event management (SIEM) products.

Product benefits:

o   Provides a cost-effective lightweight, non-intrusive and easy-to-deploy solution for remote locations

o   Delivers the most comprehensive asset discovery to remote sites

o   Extends vulnerability management to remote sites

o   Enables subsequent on-demand penetration testing to remote sites

o   Allows for easy anywhere multi-site deployment

o   Increases frequency and scope of remote site assessment

o   Expands awareness of wired, wireless, BYOD and rogue devices across all sites

o   Addresses PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance requirements at remote sites

o   Reduces travel and operational overhead required to do security testing

“Securing wired and wireless connections at remote locations has never been more critical with the proliferation of access points exponentially expanding the enterprise attack surface,” said Dave Porcello, CTO and founder of Pwnie Express. “Attackers seek the easiest point of entry, and today, with the widespread use of wireless devices, from printers to BYOD, and the lack of visibility into these locations, it has never been easier.”

Pwn Pulse provides consolidated asset discovery, vulnerability scanning, and pentesting in a single unified solution to deliver actionable risk information showing organizations where they are most vulnerable. This allows organizations to focus on high probability threats and threat vectors.

It also helps organizations meet regulatory standards including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) that requires penetration testing to be in compliance.

Pwn Pulse’s integrated intelligence delivers continuous in-depth analysis to accurately identify attack paths, allowing organizations to extend their security from the headquarters across their entire organization.

Availability

Pwn Pulse is  generally available. For more information please contact: sales@pwnieexpress.com (855) 793-1337.

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Pwnie Express’s “Pwn Pulse” SaaS Security Assessment Solution Gets Top Scores in Rigorous Security Audit

TrustedSec Tests First-of-Its-Kind Enterprise Remote Location Intelligence Platform

Boston, MA, October 21, 2014 – Pwnie Express today announced that its new Pwn Pulse software as a service (SaaS) solution scored top marks in a comprehensive security audit performed by leading security-consulting firm TrustedSec, LLC. An end-to-end security assessment solution designed specifically for hard-to-reach distributed remote sites, Pwn Pulse delivers real-time wired and wireless asset discovery, continuous vulnerability scanning, pentesting, risk trending and alerting.  The enterprise-class offering uses Pwnie Express’s easy-to-deploy sensors combined with central management to provide highly scalable continuous intelligence across remote locations. “We were very impressed with how Pwn Pulse compared to the security of most other SaaS platforms,” said Dave Kennedy, President and CEO of TrustedSec. “Pwnie Express is clearly paving the way to a new baseline security profile for SaaS.” Enterprises across verticals have lauded Pwnie Express’s new Pwn Pulse software as a service (SaaS) solution, calling it “groundbreaking”  for its ability to easily provide visibility across their remote locations. “Pwn Pulse allows us to have true policies in regards to our networks and computers and a true way to test them,” said Eric Gilbert, Manager of IT Operations for Black, Mann & Gramm, L.L.P, who took part in the Beta program. “It gives us the ability to not only have the policies on hardening our hardware but also a way to verify that it’s where it’s supposed to be.” Pwnie Express CTO and Founder Dave Porcello welcomed the TrustedSec audit, remarking:  “We are thrilled that Pwn Pulse performed so well after being pummeled by some of the top web application security pentesters in the industry. The fact that we scored so impressively with zero critical or high priority vulnerabilities validates our commitment to delivering a best-of-breed differentiated remote security assessment solution.” Pwnie Express’s new SaaS solution completes the entire enterprise security assessment lifecycle. The solution delivers a robust centralized management console. It also easily and seamlessly integrates with existing security information and event management (SIEM) products. Product benefits include:

o   Provides a cost-effective lightweight, non-intrusive and easy-to-deploy solution for remote locations

o   Delivers the most comprehensive asset discovery to remote sites

o   Extends vulnerability management to remote sites

o   Enables subsequent on-demand penetration testing to remote sites

o   Allows for easy anywhere multi-site deployment

o   Increases frequency and scope of remote site assessment

o   Expands awareness of wired, wireless, BYOD and rogue devices across all sites

o   Addresses PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance requirements at remote sites

o   Reduces travel and operational overhead required to do security testing

Availability: Pwn Pulse is  generally available. For more information please contact: sales@pwnieexpress.com (855) 793 – 1337

 

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Nearly Half of Businesses Surveyed by Pwnie Express Say They Don’t Thoroughly Assess Security at Remote and Branch Locations

Last Month’s Survey of IT Security Professionals Finds Wireless Assets at Sites Being Left Unchecked, Leaving Businesses Exposed to Cyber Attacks

Boston, MA September 11, 2014

Nearly half of businesses surveyed don’t assess their wireless assets at remote and branch locations, leaving the entire organization exposed to cyber attacks.

Pwnie Express conducted the survey last month of 367 information security professionals at enterprises across verticals.

The survey found that 40.6 percent of respondents had zero visibility into their wireless assets at remote sites. Businesses are increasingly distributed, often with hard-to-reach branch offices and remote sites. There is a proliferation of access points at these sites with wireless connections abounding, which exponentially expands the attack surface.

The survey also found that 43.9 percent of respondents were not even required to assess the wireless assets at their remote sites and with 53.6 percent of those assessing only doing it on a quarterly basis or less.

“The survey reflects what we are seeing at organizations and what their IT staff are telling us – that their headquarters are relatively fortified and that their greatest weaknesses today are their remote locations as they have very little visibility into what is connected from those sites,” said Peter Velikin, VP of Marketing at Pwnie Express, a leading provider of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing for the distributed enterprise. “With BYOD (bring your own device) commonplace and wireless devices in greater use daily it only takes one unknown connection or rogue device to breach the entire organization.”

The survey found that in addition to limited vulnerability assessment at remote locations, despite increasing compliance mandates requiring penetration testing including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), 51.8 percent of respondents said they did not conduct penetration tests at remote locations.

For more information on the survey please contact: http://store.pwnieexpress.com or write to info(at)pwnieexpress(dot)com

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express provides a simple and scalable asset discovery, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing solutions for remote sites and all wireless spectrums. At its core are open source tools integrated on a smart platform available in a variety of form factors, which have helped thousands of enterprises worldwide get unprecedented real-time actionable insight into their distributed network infrastructure. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Pwnie Express Releases Next Generation Penetration Testing Device: The Pwn Plug R3

September 3, 2014

Pwnie Express today announced the release of the latest version of its cutting edge Pwn Plug, the R3, an inconspicuous pentesting device whose drop box form factor provides unprecedented ease of use at remote locations at a fraction of the cost of traditional penetration testing solutions.

Pwnie Express is the only company to assess wired and wireless network security anywhere, on demand. Its Pwn Plug R3 is a next-generation penetration testing device in a portable, shippable, “Plug-and-Pwn” form factor. With onboard 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, external high-gain Bluetooth, 4G/GSM cellular, ruggedized case design, and greatly improved performance and reliability over its much-lauded R2 predecessor, the Pwn Plug R3 is the enterprise penetration tester’s dream tool.

This easy-to-deploy sensor can be remotely controlled over a covert Internet channel or a cellular data connection. Preconfigured, once plugged in and turned on, the Pwn Plug R3 will look to find a way to establish a persistent SSH connection between the device and its operator’s server—including a GSM-based 4G cellular data connection.

The R3 rounds out the Pwnie Express line of comprehensive vulnerability assessment and penetration testing solutions. The solutions include Pwn Pad 2014 and Pwn Phone, mobile form factors for the on-the-go tester, Pwn Plug R3 and its more powerful medium to large enterprise Pwn Pro counterpart, drop-box sensors used for remote testing, and Pwn Pulse software as a service (SaaS) solution for those organizations with multiple hard-to-reach distributed sites that require continuous monitoring and assessment.

“Our customers are constantly looking for ways to keep cost down and quality high. With the products at Pwnie Express we can cut travel costs to zero and still provide outstanding internal assessments. They have changed our business model and hopefully the whole business model for pentesters everywhere for the better,” said John Strand, senior security analyst/principal of Black Hills Information Security.

Product benefits:
o    Provides a cost-effective lightweight, non-intrusive and easy-to-deploy solution for remote locations
o    Preconfigured, doesn’t require onsite management
o    Extends on demand penetration beyond the headquarters to remote sites
o    Allows for easy anywhere drop box deployment
o    Increases frequency and scope of remote site assessments
o    Expands awareness of wired, wireless, BYOD and rogue devices across all sites
o    Addresses PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance requirements at remote sites
o    Greatly reduces travel and operational overhead required to do security testing

Core features include:
o    Onboard dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wireless supporting packet injection & monitor mode
o    Onboard Bluetooth supporting device scanning & monitor mode
o    External 6-band (worldwide) 4G/GSM cellular USB adapter
o    Intel-based hardware delivers professional-grade performance & reliability
o    Onboard 802.11a/b/g/n wireless supporting packet injection & monitor mode
o    Onboard Bluetooth supporting device scanning & monitor mode
o    External unlocked 4G/GSM cellular adapter (SIM not included)
o    Runs Pwnix, a custom Debian distro based on Kali Linux
o    Over 100 OSS-based pentesting tools including Metasploit, SET, Kismet,
o    Aircrack-NG, SSLstrip, Nmap, Hydra, W3af, Scapy, Ettercap,
o    Bluetooth/VoIP/IPv6tools, and more
o    Simple web-based administration and in-product updates with “Pwnie UI“
o    One-click Evil AP & Passive Recon services
o    Persistent reverse-SSH access to your target network
o    6 unique covert channels for remote access through application-aware firewalls and IPS
o    Supports HTTP proxies, SSH-VPN, & OpenVPN
o    Out-of-band SSH access over 4G/GSM cell networks
o    Wired NAC/802.1x/RADIUS bypass capability
o    Unpingable and no listening ports in stealth mode
o    Local console access via HDMI

“It’s challenging for today’s globally-distributed organizations and consultants to assess the security of remote sites and branch offices. Today’s cyber criminals know this and are increasingly concentrating their efforts on these often-overlooked entry points,” said Dave Porcello, Pwnie Express CTO and Founder. “The Pwn Plug R3 helps these organizations and consultants gain deep visibility into these remote locations without physically traveling to each site, providing a cost-effective means to mitigate these attacks.”

Availability And Pricing
Pwn Plug R3 is generally available, priced at $995.

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express provides a simple and scalable asset discovery, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing solutions for remote sites and all wireless spectrums. At its core are open source tools integrated on a smart platform available in a variety of form factors, which have helped thousands of enterprises worldwide get unprecedented real-time actionable insight into their distributed network infrastructure. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Pwnie Express Releases Next Generation Penetration Testing Device

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SOURCE:

Professional-Grade, Plug-and-Play Form Factor More Powerful than Ever

Boston, Massuchusetts (PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Pwnie Express today announced the release of the latest version of its cutting edge Pwn Plug, the R3, an inconspicuous pentesting device whose drop box form factor provides unprecedented ease of use at remote locations at a fraction of the cost of traditional penetration testing solutions.

Pwnie Express is the only company to assess wired and wireless network security anywhere, on demand. Its Pwn Plug R3 is a next-generation penetration testing device in a portable, shippable, “Plug-and-Pwn” form factor. With onboard 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, external high-gain Bluetooth, 4G/GSM cellular, ruggedized case design, and greatly improved performance and reliability over its much-lauded R2 predecessor, the Pwn Plug R3 is the enterprise penetration testers dream tool.

This easy-to-deploy sensor can be remotely controlled over a covert Internet channel or a cellular data connection. Preconfigured, once plugged in and turned on, the Pwn Plug R3 will look to find a way to establish a persistent SSH connection between the device and its operator’s serverincluding a GSM-based 4G cellular data connection.

The R3 rounds out the Pwnie Express line of comprehensive vulnerability assessment and penetration testing solutions. The solutions include Pwn Pad 2014 and Pwn Phone, mobile form factors for the on-the-go tester, Pwn Plug R3 and its more powerful medium to large enterprise Pwn Pro counterpart, drop-box sensors used for remote testing, and Pwn Pulse software as a service (SaaS) solution for those organizations with multiple hard-to-reach distributed sites that require continuous monitoring and assessment.

“Our customers are constantly looking for ways to keep cost down and quality high. With the products at Pwnie Express we can cut travel costs to zero and still provide outstanding internal assessments. They have changed our business model and hopefully the whole business model for pentesters everywhere for the better,” said John Strand, senior security analyst/principal of Black Hills Information Security.

Product benefits:
o    Provides a cost-effective lightweight, non-intrusive and easy-to-deploy solution for remote locations
o    Preconfigured, doesnt require onsite management
o    Extends on demand penetration beyond the headquarters to remote sites
o    Allows for easy anywhere drop box deployment
o    Increases frequency and scope of remote site assessments
o    Expands awareness of wired, wireless, BYOD and rogue devices across all sites
o    Addresses PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance requirements at remote sites
o    Greatly reduces travel and operational overhead required to do security testing

Core features include:
o    Onboard dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n wireless supporting packet injection & monitor mode
o    Onboard Bluetooth supporting device scanning & monitor mode
o    External 6-band (worldwide) 4G/GSM cellular USB adapter
o    Intel-based hardware delivers professional-grade performance & reliability
o    Onboard 802.11a/b/g/n wireless supporting packet injection & monitor mode
o    Onboard Bluetooth supporting device scanning & monitor mode
o    External unlocked 4G/GSM cellular adapter (SIM not included)
o    Runs Pwnix, a custom Debian distro based on Kali Linux
o    Over 100 OSS-based pentesting tools including Metasploit, SET, Kismet,
o    Aircrack-NG, SSLstrip, Nmap, Hydra, W3af, Scapy, Ettercap,
o    Bluetooth/VoIP/IPv6tools, and more
o    Simple web-based administration and in-product updates with Pwnie UI
o    One-click Evil AP & Passive Recon services
o    Persistent reverse-SSH access to your target network
o    6 unique covert channels for remote access through application-aware firewalls and IPS
o    Supports HTTP proxies, SSH-VPN, & OpenVPN
o    Out-of-band SSH access over 4G/GSM cell networks
o    Wired NAC/802.1x/RADIUS bypass capability
o    Unpingable and no listening ports in stealth mode
o    Local console access via HDMI

Its challenging for todays globally-distributed organizations and consultants to assess the security of remote sites and branch offices. Todays cyber criminals know this and are increasingly concentrating their efforts on these often-overlooked entry points, said Dave Porcello, Pwnie Express CTO and Founder. The Pwn Plug R3 helps these organizations and consultants gain deep visibility into these remote locations without physically traveling to each site, providing a cost-effective means to mitigate these attacks.

Availability And Pricing
Pwn Plug R3 is generally available, priced at $995.

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express provides a simple and scalable asset discovery, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing solutions for remote sites and all wireless spectrums. At its core are open source tools integrated on a smart platform available in a variety of form factors, which have helped thousands of enterprises worldwide get unprecedented real-time actionable insight into their distributed network infrastructure. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Pwnie Express Announces “Pwn Pulse” SaaS Security Assessment Solution Enterprise-class Offering Combines Pwnie Express Sensors with Central Management for Remote Location Intelligence

Enterprise-class Offering Combines Pwnie Express Sensors with Central Management for Remote Location Intelligence

August 5, 2014

Pwnie Express, the only company to assess wired and wireless network security in remote locations on demand, today announced the Pwn Pulse software as a service (SaaS) solution. The enterprise-class offering uses Pwnie Express’s easy-to-deploy sensors to provide highly scalable continuous intelligence.

An end-to-end security assessment solution designed specifically for hard-to-reach distributed remote sites, Pwn Pulse delivers real-time wired and wireless asset discovery, continuous vulnerability scanning, pentesting, risk trending and alerting.

Known for its drop-box penetration testing solutions, the new SaaS solution completes the entire enterprise security assessment lifecycle. The solution delivers a robust centralized management console that:

  •  Allows for out-of-the-box deployment of sensors
  • Aggregates and correlates sensor data
  • Provides trending and analysis of data with the ability to drill down to sensor asset level
  • Pwn Pulse also easily and seamlessly integrates with existing security information and event management (SIEM) products.

Product benefits:

  • Provides a cost-effective lightweight, non-intrusive and easy-to-deploy solution for remote locations
  • Delivers the most comprehensive asset discovery to remote sites
  • Extends vulnerability management to remote sites
  • Enables subsequent on-demand penetration testing to remote sites
  • Allows for easy anywhere multi-site deployment
  • Increases frequency and scope of remote site assessment
  • Expands awareness of wired, wireless, BYOD and rogue devices across all sites
  • Addresses PCI DSS and HIPAA compliance requirements at remote sites
  • Reduces travel and operational overhead required to do security testing

“Businesses have fortified their headquarters and are now finding that they are increasingly at risk at their remote and branch offices as they remain vulnerable to attack, “ said Dave Porcello, CTO and founder of Pwnie Express “Remote locations have often been overlooked as the ideal attack entry point and the attackers know and use this. Attackers have also relied on and benefited from the difficulty organizations have experienced when trying to conduct security assessments and penetration test these remote wired and wireless environments which leaves them open to attack.

“Pwn Pulse is a game changer. It leverages the data generated by our proven sensors to provide a total end-to-end security assessment solution that integrates all of the intelligence for remote locations.”

Pwn Pulse provides consolidated asset discovery, vulnerability scanning, and pentesting in a single unified solution to deliver actionable risk information showing organizations where they are most vulnerable. This allows organizations to focus on high probability threats and threat vectors. With Pwn Pulse’s integrated intelligence, delivering continuous in-depth analysis to accurately identify attack paths, organizations can now extend their security from the headquarters across their entire organization.

“Working with large and mid-sized organizations, some of the largest challenges we see is the ability to understand what risks remote locations truly have. We continue to see a number of breaches occur at bank beaches, remote hospital locations, retail store locations, and other areas that are not directly at the “corporate” environment.,” said Dave Kennedy, Founder and Principal Security Consultant TrustedSec LLC.

“It’s challenging to get visibility into these different areas and something we simulate as attackers on a regular basis. Our easiest entry points are usually in these remote locations. It’s really great to see Pwnie Express come out with Pwn Pulse, which helps gain valuable data and information into the remote locations around what risks and exposures you may have to really start to fix a lot of the issues we see regularly. The more information an organization has, the better off they are in understanding what they can to do defend against the attacks we are seeing today.”

Pwnie Express’s network security assessment sensors are rapidly deployable and have been providing enterprises worldwide access to, and intelligence in hard to reach locations. At Pwnie Express’s core are open source tools available in a variety of form factors.

Availability
Pwn Pulse is currently in Beta testing. General availability will be in Q4. If you are interested in being part of the Beta please contact Pwnie Express at info@pwnieexpress.com

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express provides an entire security assessment lifecycle solution leveraging its proven and innovative sensors that assess network security risks in remote and hard to reach locations. A SaaS solution, Pwnie allows for wired & wireless asset discovery, vulnerability scanning and on-demand penetration testing in remote and hard to reach locations. Thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide have been relying on Pwnie Express’s products to conduct drop-box penetration testing and provide unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructure. Pwnie Express’s SaaS solution based on its smart devices all organizations to see all the things while leveraging open source tools and platforms. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Pwnie Express Announces Patrick Curran as Director of Sales and Services

Proven IT Sales Professional to Capitalize on Momentum of Company’s Network Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing Solution

 July 17, 2014

Pwnie Express, the only technology to assess wired and wireless network security in remote locations on demand, today announced Patrick Curran has joined as director of sales and services. Curran will continue to build on the company’s sales momentum as it expands its enterprise offerings.

Curran is an accomplished, results-oriented sales professional with more than 10 years of experience at technology companies in various stages. Most recently Patrick was at BeyondTrust, a privileged account and vulnerability management company, where he was a top enterprise account producer.

Earlier Patrick was responsible for news business development in the Western United States for Core Security, a leading provider of predictive security intelligence solutions.  Pace has also held sales and services positions at RatePoint, WebEx and GeoTrust.

“Attackers are increasingly targeting organizations’ remote, and often times hard to reach, locations putting them at continued risk of a breach or data leak,” said Curran. “Pwnie Express enables organizations to get ahead of these attacks. Their products are purpose built to help organizations see all the things in their remote locations. I look forward to building on the company’s momentum to help organizations safeguard their key assets.”

“Patrick is a results-driven sales professional with a demonstrated track record of growing revenues by providing top notch customer support,” said Paul Paget, Pwnie Express CEO. “His commitment to the end-user enterprise and ensuring that their security needs are met, coupled with Pwnie Express’s sales momentum will be a great asset and I look forward to him being an integral part of the Pwnie Express team.”

About Pwnie Express

Pwnie Express is the leading provider of innovative sensors that assess network security risks in remote and hard to reach locations. Thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide rely on Pwnie Express’s products to conduct drop-box penetration testing and provide unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructure. Pwnie Express’s smart devices all organizations to see all the things while leveraging open source tools and platforms. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more information contact http://store.pwnieexpress.com

Pwnie Express Appoints Edwin Marin as Vice President of Product Management and Engineering

Marin Brings Over 20 Years of Proven Enterprise SaaS, Security and Networking Experience to Company
June 24, 2014

Pwnie Express, the only company to assess wired and wireless network security in remote locations on demand, today announced Edwin Marin would join as Vice president of Product Management and Engineering. Marin brings a successful track record of building mission critical enterprise applications in the areas of cloud, security and networking.

A seasoned executive, Marin will be responsible for driving the development of Pwnie Express’s Enterprise offerings that utilize Pwnie Express’s popular devices and sensors to provide unparalleled insight into potential data breaches.

With more than 20 years of solid leadership and management experience, Marin has helped establish and manage successful engineering operations in the SaaS, security and networking areas.

Prior to joining Pwnie Express, Marin served as director of engineering at BMC Software, a developer of software for IT management solutions including automation, cloud, mainframe and mobile monitoring. At BMC Software, Marin was most recently a key engineering leader for their Cloud Lifecycle Management suite.

Before BMC Software, Marin was senior vice president of product development at trusted SaaS platform provider IntraLinks. During his tenure at IntraLinks, Marin also held roles in professional services, and product and program management. Marin also held senior positions at Eggrock Partners, acquired by Breakaway Solutions, and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

“Edwin’s proven expertise in building world-class enterprise solutions will be invaluable to Pwnie Express and we are delighted that he has joined the company,” said Paul Paget, CEO of Pwnie Express. “Edwin will play an integral role in delivering Pwnie Express’s security assessment and penetration testing solutions to organizations, providing them unprecedented insight and actionable information to protect against the ever evolving network security threats.”

Pwnie Express’s network security assessment products are rapidly deployable and provide enterprises access to, and intelligence in hard to reach locations, which are providing today’s high-risk attack paths. At their core are open source tools integrated on a smart platform available in a variety of form factors, which deliver unprecedented actionable insight.

“Cyber criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated and organizations, especially those with distributed locations, need to keep pace. Despite traditional enterprise security measures being in place hackers continue to penetrate organizations,” said Edwin Marin, VP of Product Management and Engineering at Pwnie Express. “Stealthy malware and skillful hackers require countermeasures of equal force and Pwnie Express’s security assessment and penetration testing solutions are spearheading this charge. I look forward to building upon Pwnie Express’s success and vision to protect organizations from this threat.”

About Pwnie Express
Pwnie Express is the leading provider of innovative sensors that assess network security risks in remote and hard to reach locations. Thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide rely on Pwnie Express’s products to conduct drop-box penetration testing and provide unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructure. Pwnie Express’s smart devices all organizations to see all the things while leveraging open source tools and platforms. The award-winning products are backed by the expertise of Pwnie Express Labs, the company’s security research arm. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Information Technology Luminaries Join Pwnie Express Advisory Board

Accomplished Executive from Sophos, and Formerly Application Security, inc. to Guide Pwnie Express’s Growth

June 04, 2014

Pwnie Express, the only company to assess wired and wireless network security in remote locations on demand, today announced two IT security industry luminaries have joined its Advisory Board of leading experts.

These industry thought leaders will help guide the company’s business strategy, Pwnie Labs research and product development initiatives.

Pwnie Express’s network security assessment products are rapidly deployable and provide enterprises access to, and intelligence in hard to reach branch offices and locations. At their core are open source tools integrated on a smart platform available in a variety of form factors, which deliver unprecedented real-time actionable insight.

In joining the Pwnie Express Advisory Board the experts will play a significant role in guiding Pwnie’s future mission and in achieving those goals.

Newly represented on the Advisory Board is a leading strategist from Sophos as well as the former CEO and Chairman Application Security, Inc., now Trustwave. The newest participants are:

Gerhard Eschelbeck: Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Senior Vice President (SVP)
Sophos

Gerhard Eschelbeck is responsible for Sophos’ technology strategy, driving product direction and innovation. Gerhard has a passion for creating and championing new technologies and for developing and growing successful organizations and people, and is also a trusted advisor to a number of early stage startup companies.

He was named one of InfoWorld’s 25 Most Influential CTO’s, and is perhaps best known for publishing the “Laws of Vulnerabilities.” Gerhard is also one of the inventors of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and holds numerous patents in the field of managed network security.

Most recently, he served as CTO and senior vice president at Webroot Software, where he was responsible for the development of their cloud-based technologies. Prior to Webroot, as CTO and vice president of engineering at Qualys, he helped the company achieve a leadership position in the SaaS-based vulnerability management market. Previously, he served in senior product and technology roles at companies including Network Associates and McAfee.

Jack Hembrough: Strategic advisor to high-growth startups

Most recently, Jack was CEO and Chairman of Application Security, Inc., a database security company. He led the company in 2003 from inception through five years of rapid growth and 3 rounds of venture financing. He returned to the company in 2011 to bring it to a successful outcome – a financially rewarding merger with Trustwave.

Jack is an accomplished security professional and seasoned executive having led successful organizations and guided strategy at several leading security companies – including Authentica, a private messaging venture sold to EMC, and IRE/SafeNet, Inc. a publicly traded encryption company providing chips and software to fuel the VPN market.

Jack was the 14th employee of Raptor Systems, one of the first firewall companies. At Raptor, he built the global reseller sales channels. After taking the company public, he was installed as the Vice President/General Manager European Operations, and created Raptor’s European organization headquartered in Amsterdam. The company was eventually acquired by Symantec.

He flew jets in the USAF; earned a Master of Business Administration with Distinction from the Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the United States Air Force Academy.

“We are thrilled that leaders of this caliber are helping guide our future plans,” said Paul Paget, CEO of Pwnie Express. “The unprecedented level of our advisors, who are already driving the IT security space, provides a truly unique level of insight that allows us to continue to build on our ongoing success.”

Gerhard and Jack join visionaries Ed Skoudis, Co-founder InGuardians and SANS Institute Fellow, and David Bradbury, VCET President, Fund Manager and Investment Committee Member on the Pwnie Express Advisory Board.

[Press Release]