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Slide Show: Memorable Moments From Black Hat 2012

A look at some of the demos, hacks, awards, and parties at this year's Black Hat USA 2012 convention
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Tim Tomes, John Strand, and Paul Asadoorian of PaulDotCom took the proactive defense to its offensive extreme, with an in-depth training class on how to confuse attackers with offensive methods that put the skids on current attack techniques.

"Originally developed for fighter pilots, the concept of Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act (OODA) basically means that those who do those things the fastest will survive, according to Asadoorian," wrote Dark Reading Evil Bytes blogger John Sawyer in his wrap-up of the class. "By disorienting attackers through offensive countermeasures, defenders have a better opportunity to identify the attack and react before the attacker realizes he has been tricked."

Here Tomes reviews the in-class scoreboard during the training.

Photo Credit: Sarah Sawyer

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