Coalfire Establishes Labs Research and Development Team to Drive Industry Advancements in Cyber Security
Coalfire Labs R&D Team Releases First Tool: Jailbreak for iOS to Enable Security Professionals to Test for New Vulnerabilities
Westminster, CO – February 1, 2018 – Coalfire, a trusted provider of cybersecurity advisory services, today announced the launch of the Coalfire Labs Research and Development Team, a group designed to advance the state of the cybersecurity industry through the development of tools, techniques and practices.
While the Coalfire Labs team serves the broader mission of providing industry-leading penetration testing and technical assessment services to organizations, their newly formed Labs Research and Development Team is focused on sharing research and open-source tools with the security community to advance the state of cybersecurity tradecraft, as well as developing proprietary technology that drives industry-leading efficiency, accuracy and technical excellence in Coalfire Labs services offerings. The group will release white papers, research reports, webinars and blogs to the security community as well as offer technical training for IT professionals to continuously support the pressing need for a broader base of security talent.
As its first public release, the R&D team published an open source Jailbreak for iOS 11.1.2 (15B202), written by Coalfire Labs Security Consultant Bryce Bearchell. This initial tool from the R&D team enables running unsigned code on iPhones, provides a remote shell, full filesystem access, and live kernel memory introspection. These capabilities allow security professionals to research and test iOS 11.1.2 for security vulnerabilities, providing advanced insight into the latest iOS hardware and applications.
“We are excited to launch our Labs Research and Development team to drive continued innovation in the cyber security industry,” said Mike Weber, Vice President of Coalfire Labs. “As the overall threat landscape continues to intensify, our Labs R&D group will be charged with conducting and releasing original research and recommendations to the cyber security community, helping our customers continuously improve their security defenses.”
“This Jailbreak is the first of many releases we have planned for 2018,” said Ryan Jones, Managing Principal and leader of the R&D team. “We look forward to offering a number of innovations and publications that will help to shape the tradecraft, inspire further lines of research in the months and years ahead and help the security community.”
About Coalfire Labs
The Coalfire Labs team leverages highly skilled penetration testers with focused expertise in helping organizations of all sizes improve their security posture by thinking and acting like an attacker. Coalfire Labs simulates threats, evades your defenses, and hunts for active breaches in your environment, and then helps you understand the risk and impact to your organization.
Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private- and public-sector organizations avert threats, close gaps and effectively manage risk. By providing independent and tailored advice, assessments, technical testing and cyber engineering services, we help clients develop scalable programs that improve their security posture, achieve their business objectives and fuel their continued success. Coalfire has been a cybersecurity thought leader for more than 16 years, and has offices throughout the United States and Europe.
For more information, visit Coalfire.com.
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