07-29-2016

Parsons to Participate in Premier Information Security Events

Corporation to Feature Demos at Black Hat and Sponsor DEF CON Car Hacking Village

PASADENA, CA (July 29, 2016) – Parsons will participate in two leading conferences on information security in Las Vegas, NV, next month: Black Hat USA 2016 and DEF CON 24. In its 19th year, Black Hat (July 30–August 4) brings together security professionals from around the globe for 6 days of training, briefings, and demonstrations of the latest cyber-defensive techniques. DEF CON (August 4–7) is the world’s largest hacker conference.

Parsons returns to Black Hat for the 6th year, debuting its smart city presentation, which provides a graphic tour of the critical infrastructures vulnerable to cyber attacks in a smart city. Parsons’ booth, #954, will also feature an oil and gas demo illustrating the potential impact of a cyber attack on a remotely controlled pipeline valve. In addition, Parsons will offer a Capture the Flag hacker challenge, with a prize going to the winner each day.

At DEF CON, Parsons is a sponsor of the second annual Car Hacking Village, one of the most popular attractions at DEF CON 23. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of modern vehicle hacking and have the opportunity to practice their skills with onsite cars.

“Delivering security solutions to our federal, state, and local government, and commercial customers is one of Parsons’ highest priorities,” stated Mary Ann Hopkins, Parsons Group President. “We appreciate the opportunity Black Hat and DEF CON provide to meet with key InfoSec decision-makers and look forward to working with them to address the evolving cyber threat.”

Parsons is a full-spectrum security provider, offering cyber and physical security services and solutions in both the information and operational technology domains. The corporation has delivered cybersecurity services to protect our nation’s most sensitive information and critical infrastructure for more than 30 years. For more information, please visit the cybersecurity page on parsons.com.

Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
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