IOActive Launches European Hardware and Research Lab

Company extends its hardware security services and research capabilities

MADRID--()--IOActive, Inc. (http://www.ioactive.com), the worldwide leader in research-driven security services, today announced it is continuing to build out its global lab and research facilities with the launch of its Madrid hardware lab. The new lab, located in Madrid, Spain, will offer cutting‑edge hardware security services throughout the European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) regions as well as foster additional research from its highly skilled team. “IOActive is making additional investments in EMEA due to an increase client demand. The new European-based lab, where real-world security is tested, provides us with the ability to better serve the EMEA market,” said Jennifer Steffens, chief executive officer for IOActive. “With our growing presence in the region, we are also on the lookout to recruit top new talent to the IOActive European team. The lab provides the team with a dedicated space to continue their research, while also engaging in deconstructing or manipulating a cloud service, a mobile app, an ‘unbreakable’ chip, a smart meter, or even an industrial control system. The opportunities are endless.”

IOActive’s new Madrid hardware lab offers:

· Embedded device security analysis

· Physical attack resistance testing

· Low-level device firmware and driver assessment

Seattle Lab IOActive’s hardware lab in Seattle has been the source of widely publicized embedded device research. Work coming out of the lab includes, the recent Jeep Cherokee (http://www.ioactive.com/pdfs/IOActive_Remote_Car_Hacking.pdf) system hack, traffic control systems (http://blog.ioactive.com/2014/04/hacking-us-and-uk-australia-france-etc.html) research, and SATCOM security (http://blog.ioactive.com/2014/04/a-wake-up-call-for-satcom-security.html) research that led to the Securing Smart Cities (http://securingsmartcities.org) initiative, as well as the company’s mobile banking apps (http://blog.ioactive.com/2014/01/personal-banking-apps-leak-info-through.html) research. In 2014, the Seattle lab underwent a significant transformation when it relocated to a 5,000 square-foot space equipped with a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Focussed Ion Beam (FIB), confocal optical imaging equipment, and a variety of analytical tools. For a video overview of the Seattle lab, presented by Jason Larsen, principal security consultant for IOActive, please visit: http://www.ioactive.com/labs/resources-white-papers.html

For more information on IOActive’s embedded device and chip security assessment, please visit: http://www.ioactive.com/services/semiconductor-security-assessment.html

For those interested in joining the IOActive team, please visit: http://www.ioactive.com/about/careers.html

About IOActive

IOActive is the industry’s only research-driven, high-end information security services firm with a proven history of better securing our customers through real-world scenarios created by our security experts. Our world-renowned consulting and research teams deliver a portfolio of specialist security services ranging from penetration testing and application code assessment to chip reverse engineering across multiple industries. IOActive is the only security services firm that has a dedicated practice focusing on Smart Cities and the transportation and technology that connects them. Global 500 companies across every industry continue to trust IOActive with their most critical and sensitive security issues. Founded in 1998, IOActive is headquartered in Seattle, US, with global operations through the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pac regions.  Visit www.ioactive.com for more information. Read the IOActive Labs Research Blog: http://blog.ioactive.com. Follow IOActive on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ioactive.

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Contacts

IOActive, Inc.
Craig Brophy
Global PR Manager
E: PR@ioactive.com
T: +1 206 784 4313

Contacts

IOActive, Inc.
Craig Brophy
Global PR Manager
E: PR@ioactive.com
T: +1 206 784 4313