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Stealth Mobile Security Startup Bluebox Launches Bluebox Labs

Research Team Dedicated to Uncovering Mobile Security Threats Nabs Renowned "Bug Hunter" Rain Forest Puppy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 -- Bluebox Security, a stealth startup tackling enterprise mobile security, today announced the formation of Bluebox Labs, a research team focused on understanding today's most critical mobile security threats and vulnerabilities. Led by renowned "bug hunter" and hacker, Jeff Forristal (Rain Forest Puppy), the Bluebox Labs team includes a sophisticated group of researchers with deep expertise in mobile (Android and iOS), network and application security.

"In a BYOD world defined by rapidly escalating mobile and network security threats, organizations need to stay one step ahead," said Adam Ely, Bluebox COO and co-founder. "The Bluebox Labs team is on the cutting edge of threat and vulnerability research with a specific focus on the most widely-used mobile platforms, Android and iOS. Bluebox Labs research will not only inform how we build our technology, but also help educate the security community on the most critical mobile threats facing users today."

The Bluebox Labs team includes:

  • Jeff Forristal, Bluebox Chief Scientist: Recognized under the pseudonym "Rain Forest Puppy," Forristal is an industry expert in application security and was responsible for the first documented security discovery of SQL injection, the first publicized responsible security disclosure policy, and the first intelligent open-source web application scanner. Forristal has a decade of security research experience spanning software, hardware, operations/IT, and physical access control at Intel, Zscaler, HP and SPI Dynamics. He regularly presents his research at industry events including BlackHat and CanSecWest as well as conferences around the world.

  • Andrew Blaich, Ph.D.: Blaich has worked at both Samsung and Qualcomm researching next generation access control, kernel security, and indoor location systems for mobile devices. Blaich holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame where he focused on enterprise security and wireless networks.

  • Patrick Schulz: Schulz brings a background in binary instrumentation, reverse engineering, exploitation, and experience as a penetration tester to the Bluebox Labs team. A security researcher in the field of mobile devices and networking, Schulz has built a collaborative Android reverse engineering framework and Android application behavioral analysis service Dex Labs.

  • Felix Matenaar: A published security researcher, Android hacker, and developer for Android application analysis service Dex Labs, Matenaar has published research on dynamic program analysis, static android application analysis, post-exploitation methods, malware analysis and SAP security. Matenaar also brings a background in network penetration testing, program analysis.

"Effective mobile security requires more than just a knowledge of today's threat landscape, but also a deep understanding of how people use mobile technology every day," added Bluebox CEO and co-founder Caleb Sima. "We've gathered an incredible group of security researchers who not only understand the most critical mobile vulnerabilities and exploits, but who also bring deep insight into how mobile platforms and devices are built and used today. This is incredibly powerful in learning how to most effectively protect and enable mobile users."

About Bluebox Security
Bluebox Security is a stealth startup focused on enterprise mobile security. Backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Sun Microsystems co-founder, Andreas von Bechtolsheim, SV Angel and Google Board member Ram Shriram, Bluebox Security is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information visit www.bluebox.com.

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