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August 4-9, 2018
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October 22-23, 2018
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December 3-6, 2018
London UK
Event Updates
Transparent Orchestration of Security to Accelerate the Digital Transformation Journey
Black Hat Staff,
The extension of infrastructures from on-premises IT environments to multiple cloud ecosystems delivers organizations newly transformed digital services with increased value.
By Sumedh Thakar, Chief Product Officer, Qualys , 6/27/2018
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Black Hat USA 2018:
Comandeering Voice Enabled Devices
Black Hat Staff,
Researchers Amichai Shulman, Ron Marcovich, Tal Be'ery and Yuval Ron will detail a vulnerability of Microsofts Cortana in their Black Hat USA Briefing Open Sesame: Picking Locks with Cortana.
By Black Hat Staff , 6/18/2018
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Announcing: Black Hat Europe 2018
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Black Hat Europe returns to the ExCeL London, December 3-6, 2018
By Black Hat Staff , 6/13/2018
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8 Big Processor Vulnerabilities in 2018
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Security researchers have been working in overdrive examining processors for issues and they haven't come up empty-handed.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/13/2018
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Microsoft July Security Updates Mostly Browser-Related
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Patch Tuesday includes 53 security updates, including mitigation for the latest side-channel attack.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 7/10/2018
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Trading Platforms Riddled With Severe Flaws
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
In spite of routing trillions of dollars of stock and commodity trades every day, financial cousins to online banking applications are written very insecurely.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/6/2018
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6 Drivers of Mental and Emotional Stress in Infosec
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
Pressure comes in many forms but often with the same end result: stress and burnout within the security community.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 7/2/2018
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Natural Language Processing Fights Social Engineers
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Instead of trying to detect social engineering attacks based on a subject line or URL, a new tool conducts semantic analysis of text to determine malicious intent.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/29/2018
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Black Hat Survey: Enterprise Tech, US Government Unprepared for Cyberattacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
The 2018 Black Hat Attendee survey reveals worries over the effectiveness of enterprise security technology, and threat to US infrastructure.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/26/2018
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Cracking Cortana: The Dangers of Flawed Voice Assistants
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat USA will show how vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Cortana highlight the need to balance security with convenience.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/22/2018
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Demystifying Mental Health in the Infosec Community
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Security experts talk about burnout, diversity, mental health, and legal issues in a new Community track at Black Hat USA.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 6/14/2018
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New Hack Weaponizes the Web Cache
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researcher exploits design flaws in Web caching to take control of popular websites, frameworks and the Mozilla Firefox browser infrastructure.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/12/2018
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FBI Slaps New Charges Against Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
Federal authorities charged Marcus Hutchins with lying to the government and authoring a second piece of malware in addition to the Kronos banking Trojan.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 6/7/2018
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Researcher Successfully Hacked In-Flight Airplanes - From the Ground
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
IOActive researcher will demonstrate at Black Hat USA how satellite equipment can be 'weaponized.'
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/5/2018
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North Korea Ramps Up 'Operation GhostSecret' Cyber Espionage Campaign
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Critical infrastructure, entertainment, finance, healthcare, telecoms, among recent targets of the Lazarus Group, aka Hidden Cobra.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 4/26/2018
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10 Women in Security You May Not Know But Should
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading
The first in a series of articles shining a spotlight on women who are quietly changing the game in cybersecurity.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/30/2018
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Looking Back and Thinking Ahead on Cyberwar, Nation-State Attacks
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
In the domain of cyber warfare, the effective strategies for fighting yesterday's cyberattacks will not work against tomorrow's, experts said.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/23/2018
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Hunting Cybercriminals with AWS Honey Tokens
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat Asia demonstrated how they used AWS honey tokens to detect security breaches at scale.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/22/2018
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New 'Mac-A-Mal' Tool Automates Mac Malware Hunting & Analysis
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat Asia will demonstrate a new framework they created for catching and studying Apple MacOS malware.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/14/2018
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Microsoft Remote Access Protocol Flaw Affects All Windows Machines
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attackers can exploit newly discovered critical crypto bug in CredSSP via a man-in-the-middle attack and then move laterally within a victim network.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 3/13/2018
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Asia's Security Leaders Feel Underprepared for Future Threats: Report
Dark Reading Staff, News
A new study highlights major concerns of cybersecurity leaders in Asia, where most fear critical infrastructure attacks, advanced threats, and social engineering.
By Dark Reading Staff , 3/12/2018
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Intel SGX Can Be Used to Hide, Execute Malware
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerNews
The microprocessor giant's Software Guard Extensions security feature can be abused to implement virtually undetectable malware, Graz University researchers say.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 3/7/2018
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Researchers Defeat Android OEMs' Security Mitigations
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat Asia, two security experts will bypass security improvements added to Android by equipment manufacturers.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 3/7/2018
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