Black Hat 2013: 14 Security Firms That Piqued Hackers' Interest


Accuvant

Denver-based security firm Accuvant has touted a strong security research arm and incident response team that have presented at a variety of security conferences. In addition to consulting work, the firm provides managed security services and network monitoring. At Black Hat, the company's researchers presented on conducting forensics on embedded systems and exploiting smart grid systems. Researchers also discussed ways to defend against a pass-the-hash attack, a technique that uses a cryptographic hash collision to exploit authentication weaknesses to gain remote access to a server.