The Security Innovation Services Team Dominates at DEF CON 24

August 5, 2016 – Security Innovation, a cybersecurity provider and leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Training, will be running a conference-wide contest and exhibiting their expertise at DEF CON 24 this week in Las Vegas, NV.

Senior Security Engineer and Mobile Center of Excellence lead Dinesh Shetty will be demonstrating his insecure Android application, InsecureBank at DEF CON’s Demo Labs. Demo Labs is a hand-selected hacking demo area where the best of the best showcase their latest works, answer questions, and receive feedback on their projects. Presenters are given a dedicated time and location to present their project; show what it does, how it works, and why people should add it to their own hacker armory.

During his demo, entitled “Learn Android Application Exploitation Using Android InsecureBank,” Shetty will conduct an interactive demonstration of his custom insecure Android application where he will show Mobile Application Security attacks that will get beginners and advanced engineers alike started on the path of Mobile Application Penetration testing. Shetty has recently demoed his InsecureBank at Black Hat Europe, Black Hat USA, Connected Security Expo and other notable cybersecurity conferences.

Shetty will also be conducting a hands-on workshop entitled “Practical Android Application Exploitation.” This detailed course centers around exploiting the insecure Android application and other vulnerable applications that developed by Shetty himself in order to give attendees in-depth knowledge about the different kinds of vulnerabilities within Android applications. The workshop will also include a Capture the Flag (CTF)-style challenge where the attendees will use the skills learned in the training session to solve various technical challenges. In the end, attendees will be able to successfully pen test and secure applications running on the various operating systems.

Also at the event, the Security Innovation services team will be conducting their CMD+CTRL HackerthonCMD+CTRL Hackerthon as an official DEF CON Contest.

CMD+CTRL Hackerthons are interactive learning events where development and IT teams come together to put their security skills to the test. Players learn offensive and defensive tactics in real-world environment where they compete to find vulnerabilities in web applications and defend IT infrastructure. At DEF CON, the contest will be based on Security Innovation’s Web Application CMD+CTRL Hackerthon.

“Every year our security engineers attend DEF CON to share their knowledge and stay on top of the latest threat and vulnerability trends,” said Security Innovation CTO, Jason Taylor. “This year, Security Innovation was honored to be chosen to present not only 2 speaking topics, but also showcase our CMD+CTRL Hackerthon as an official event contest. I’m proud of the team for this recognition and we are all excited to share our knowledge and experiences from the past year of security projects.”

Recently Security Innovation has run their CMD+CTRL Hackerthon at several industry association meetings and events including: WISP, RSA, ToorCon, OWASP AppSec California, SecureWorld Portland, Connected Security Expo; as well as for many enterprise clients around the globe.

About Security Innovation

Since 2002, Security Innovation has been the trusted partner for cybersecurity risk analysis and mitigation for the world’s leading companies, including Microsoft, Sony, GM, Disney, Google and Dell. Recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the second year in a row, Security Innovation is dedicated to securing and protecting sensitive data in the most challenging environments - automobiles, desktops, web applications, mobile devices and in the cloud. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. For more information, visit


Started in 1992 by the Dark Tangent, DEF CON is the world's longest running and largest underground hacking conference. Hackers, corporate IT professionals, and three letter government agencies all converge on Las Vegas every summer to absorb cutting edge hacking research from the most brilliant minds in the world and test their skills in contests of hacking might. For more information, visit