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8 Free Tools to Be Showcased at Black Hat and DEF CON

Expect a full slate of enterprise-class open source tools to take the spotlight when security researchers share their bounties with the community at large.
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The security research community is getting ready to not only drop a lot of knowledge on their colleagues in the coming weeks, but also a boatload of new and evolving tools. Black Hat and DEF CON presenters always give out the best party favors in the form of hacking frameworks, open source software, hardware design plans, and other free goodies targeted at all different stripes of security practitioners.
 
Lest Dark Reading readers misapprehend these tools as only for the fringes of security research, Dark Reading took a look through what's slated to be unveiled, demoed, or otherwise showcased, and found plenty that could offer everyday enterprise practitioners a leg up in the fight against the bad guys. 
 
Here are a few of the highlights.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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