Press Release

SecureLogix and DHS Exhibiting TDoS and Call Spoofing/Authentication Research at Black Hat USA 2017

Jun 20, 2017

SecureLogix, a leading provider of voice and UC security solutions, is demonstrating some of its phone security and safety research at Black Hat USA 2017. The research is funded by the Cyber Security Division (CSD) of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, and is focused on developing better solutions for Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) attacks and call spoofing fraud. 

The SecureLogix research demonstrations and briefings will take place throughout the day on July 26-17 in the DHS booth and kiosks inside the Black Hat Business Hall Expo. The Business Hall houses a range of security products and solutions offered by Black Hat sponsors, and is attended by more than 15,000 InfoSec professionals. 

“We are excited by the opportunity to show the results of some of our DHS research at Black Hat,” said Lee Sutterfield, president of SecureLogix. “This is one of the most important CyberSecurity conferences in the world, and a wonderful platform to demonstrate some of our important phone security research with DHS.” 

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The S&T’s Cyber Security Division (CSD) awards contracts to fund research into critical security issues identified by DHS, civilian government agencies, and/or the commercial market, and focuses on funding the development of technology that can transfer from the lab into the private marketplace. SecureLogix is completing a series of research contracts with DHS that attempts to address a global rising tide of voice/phone security attacks. The focus of these research projects is to profile and construct defenses to evolving voice/phone-based threats, such as complex Telephony Denial of Service (TDoS) attacks, robocalls, bomb threats, and other types of malicious calls.

Low-cost software tools and communication infrastructure now available to attackers have made it simple, inexpensive, and low-risk to generate malicious calls and other phone-based attacks. TDoS attacks can target and cripple corporate phone systems and other critical public safety infrastructure, such as 911 emergency response services. And phone based consumer fraud detection has become more complex with the easy availability of tools that allow robocall attackers to easily misrepresent their calling number identity (a practice called spoofing).

About Black Hat USA

Now in its 20th year, Black Hat is the world’s leading information security event, providing attendees with the very latest in research, development and trends. Black Hat USA 2017 kicks off with four days of technical Trainings (July 22-15) followed by the two-day main conference (July 26-17) featuring Briefings, Arsenal, Business Hall, and more.

About SecureLogix

SecureLogix, a leader in enterprise voice/UC security policy enforcement and automated network process orchestration, helps defend corporations, military installations, and governments across the world from attack, operational disruption and fraud occurring over real-time communication services and infrastructure such as voice, video, and chat software and platforms. For more information, visit SecureLogix on the Web at www.securelogix.comand