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GreenSQL Co-Founder and CTO to Speak at OWASP Cyber Security Meeting

August 5, 2014

Renowned computer security expert, David Maman, to address going beyondWeb Application Firewalls to defend against SQL Injection attacks

TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GreenSQL, the leader in unified database security solutions, today announced co-founder and CTO, David Maman will speak at OWASP’s New York City Chapter meeting on Cyber Security. Mr. Maman will be presenting “WAF is not Enough,” outlining the multi-faceted approach to defending against SQL injection attacks beyond simple Web Application Firewalls (WAF).

WHAT:   WAFs are essential security mechanisms used on almost all commercial websites today. Despite the excellent protection they offer against many types of attacks, WAFs are inadequate to protect against today’s sophisticated SQL Injection (SQLi) attacks. This is because, fundamentally, a WAF does not understand database commands or database structure. Its protection is limited to a black list of blocked signatures. Even if a WAF did provide complete protection from web access, it still would be inadequate for database protection, because databases are accessed from many sources, not just from web-based applications. Attendees will learn best practices for defending against SQLi attacks using a comprehensive approach of:
-- Database firewalls
-- Pattern learning processes
-- Separation of duties
-- Risk-based policies
-- Masking of sensitive information
WHEN: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 6-9pm

General Assembly NY; 902 Broadway, 4th floor, New York, NY

WHO: Mr. Maman is co-founder and CTO at GreenSQL, a leader in unified database security solutions. He is a recognized international expert in computer security advising companies on threat management, real-time network protection, advanced network design, and security architecture. David has founded a number of high-tech start-up companies, including Vanadium-Soft, Preacos, and Moksai. As a senior technology director for Fortinet, a leading international IT security firm, Mr. Maman provided consulting services to global businesses and opened new international regions. He was the information security manager for Bezeq, a national telecommunications company, and the chief scientist at Ofek, a leading Israeli IT and security consulting firm.

About GreenSQL

Founded in 2009, GreenSQL ( provides unified database security and compliance solutions for enterprises running their databases on premises or in the cloud. The company’s all-in-one approach to database security helps organizations by protecting databases from SQL injection attacks (the most common data breach method today), securing sensitive information from unauthorized database access, enforcing separation-of-duties and meeting regulatory compliance requirements. With more than 150,000 copies downloaded in 198 countries, GreenSQL is the most-used product for eliminating database vulnerabilities in the face of modern day cyber-attacks. The company, based in Tel Aviv, is backed by leading venture capital firms Jerusalem Venture Partners, Magma Venture Capital and Rhodium.


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