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Event Updates
Black Hat USA 2015: Briefings Begin
Black Hat Staff,
You know a Black Hat event is, if not quite imminent, at least on the horizon when we start rolling out intel updates for our Briefings. Briefings are the world-class, widely diverse, super-fresh tech presentations our shows are famous for. And intel updates? You're in one. Our first topic is one we've seen a lot in the news lately: the capacity for computers to learn.
By Black Hat Staff , 6/25/2015
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Black Hat USA 2015: Best of the Rest
Black Hat Staff,
Today's Black Hat USA 2015 Training update has a little bit of everything, a quartet of intriguing Trainings that didn't quite fit in elsewhere. Spoiler: You're gonna build a drone!
By Black Hat Staff , 6/12/2015
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Black Hat USA 2015: Digital Detectives
Black Hat Staff,
Was someone here? What did they do? And are they still doing it? If you can't routinely answer those questions, your computer infrastructure is at risk. Forensics is the art of filling in those answers, pointing the way toward an effective response and hopefully better defenses in the future, and is the focus of today's trio of Black Hat USA 2015 Trainings.
By Black Hat Staff , 6/5/2015
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Gas Stations In the Bullseye
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
White hats at Black Hat USA will release free honeypot tool for monitoring attacks against gas tank monitoring systems.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/29/2015
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Social Engineering & Black Hat: Do As I Do Not As I Say
Tal Klein, VP Strategy, Lakeside Software.Commentary
Yes, I will be at Black Hat, where people will yell at me about NOT giving my PII to anyone, especially if they ask me for it via email.
By Tal Klein VP Strategy, Lakeside Software., 6/29/2015
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How To Avoid Collateral Damage In Cybercrime Takedowns
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Internet pioneer and DNS expert Paul Vixie says 'passive DNS' is way to shut down malicious servers and infrastructure without affecting innocent users.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 6/24/2015
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Why China Wants Your Sensitive Data
Adam Meyers, VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrikeCommentary
Since May 2014, the Chinese government has been amassing a 'Facebook for human intelligence.' Here's what it's doing with the info.
By Adam Meyers VP of Intelligence, CrowdStrike, 6/24/2015
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Smart Cities, Finance Security Hot Topics At London Technology Week
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
IFSEC, Interop, Black Hat, DarkReading's Crash Course, and over 100 other tech events descend upon London next week.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 6/11/2015
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Blackhat, The Movie: Good, Bad & Ridiculous
Jeff Schmidt, Founder & CEO of JAS Global Advisors LLCCommentary
It didn’t take home an Oscar, but in some instances Blackhat was right on point. Still, a white-hat hacker with the skills to take out armed opponents?
By Jeff Schmidt Founder & CEO of JAS Global Advisors LLC, 2/23/2015
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How To Get More Involved In The IT Security Community
Tim Wilson, Editor in Chief, Dark ReadingCommentary
Dark Reading Radio offers tips on how to network with your IT security peers, learn more about the industry and the profession, and participate in community outreach
By Tim Wilson Editor in Chief, Dark Reading, 2/18/2015
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The Internet of Things: 7 Scary Security Scenarios
Marilyn Cohodas, Community Editor, Dark Reading
The IoT can be frightening when viewed from the vantage point of information security.
By Marilyn Cohodas Community Editor, Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Smart Meter Hack Shuts Off The Lights
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
European researchers will reveal major security weaknesses in smart meters that could allow an attacker to order a power blackout.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/1/2014
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Black Hat & DEF CON: 3 Lessons From A Newbie
Kerstyn Clover, Attack & Defense Team ConsultantCommentary
Security conferences are a lot like metal concerts: Your parents are terrified you're going to die because everyone looks scary, but 98 percent of attendees are really nice people who want to help you learn.
By Kerstyn Clover Attack & Defense Team Consultant, 9/9/2014
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All In For The Coming World of 'Things'
Don Bailey, Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse SecurityCommentary
At a Black Hat round table, experts discuss the strategies necessary to lock down the Internet of Things, the most game-changing concept in Internet history.
By Don Bailey Founder & CEO, Lab Mouse Security, 8/25/2014
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Access Point Pinched From Black Hat Show WLAN
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingCommentary
A few apparent pranks, practice DDoS attacks, and other mischievous activities were spotted on the Black Hat USA wireless network in Las Vegas this month.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/19/2014
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Hacker Couture: As Seen At Black Hat USA, BSides, DEF CON
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
'Leet tattoos, piercings, mega-beards, (the real) John McAfee, and even a cute puppy were among the colorful sights in Las Vegas this month.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/18/2014
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Traffic To Hosting Companies Hijacked In Crypto Currency Heist
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Attacker likely a current or former ISP employee, researchers say.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/14/2014
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Tech Insight: Hacking The Nest Thermostat
John H. Sawyer, Contributing Writer, Dark ReadingNews
Researchers at Black Hat USA demonstrated how they were able to compromise a popular smart thermostat.
By John H. Sawyer Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 8/14/2014
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Internet Of Things Security Reaches Tipping Point
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Public safety issues bubble to the top in security flaw revelations.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2014
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Security Holes Exposed In Trend Micro, Websense, Open Source DLP
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers Zach Lanier and Kelly Lum at Black Hat USA took the wraps off results of their security testing of popular data loss prevention software.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/12/2014
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CloudBot: A Free, Malwareless Alternative To Traditional Botnets
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers take advantage of cloud service providers' free trials and lousy anti-automation controls to use cloud instances like bots.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2014
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No Fixes In Sight For Satellite Terminal Flaws
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
At Black Hat USA, a researcher who in April revealed weaknesses in popular satellite ground terminal equipment found on air, land and sea, demonstrates possible attack scenarios.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2014
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Heartbleed, GotoFail Bring Home Pwnie Awards
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingQuick Hits
The Pwnie Awards celebrate the best bug discoveries and worst security fails.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2014
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