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Black Hat USA
August 1-6, 2020
Las Vegas, NV, USA
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September 29 - October 2, 2020
Singapore
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November 9-12, 2020
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Event Updates
Level Up Your Kubernetes Security Skills at Black Hat USA
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Gain access to a broad spectrum of in-depth cybersecurity Briefings and Trainings.
By Black Hat Staff , 7/16/2020
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Stay on the Cutting Edge of Mobile Security
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Here are some of the mobile-focused Briefings, Trainings, and Arsenal tools that will be explored at Black Hat USA.
By Black Hat Staff , 7/15/2020
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Get Cutting-Edge Healthcare Cybersecurity Insights at Black Hat USA
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Bad actors are on the lookout for ways to attack healthcare organizations, so it's important for cybersecurity pros to stay informed about the latest trends and threats in the industry.
By Black Hat Staff , 7/14/2020
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Digital Clones Could Cause Problems for Identity Systems
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
Three fundamental technologies -- chatbots, audio fakes, and deepfake videos -- have improved to the point that creating digital, real-time clones of people is merely a matter of integrating the systems.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/8/2020
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Researcher Finds New Office Macro Attacks for MacOS
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Building successful macro attacks means getting past several layers of security, but a Black Hat speaker found a way through.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/7/2020
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Getting to the Root: How Researchers Identify Zero-Days in the Wild
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark ReadingNews
Google Project Zero researcher Maddie Stone explains the importance of identifying flaws exploited in the wild and techniques used to do it.
By Kelly Sheridan Staff Editor, Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Researchers Create New Framework to Evaluate User Security Awareness
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Approaches based on questionnaires and self-evaluation are not always a good indicator of how well a user can mitigate social engineering threats.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/6/2020
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A Mix of Optimism and Pessimism for Security of the 2020 Election
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
DHS CISA's Christopher Krebs and Georgetown University's Matt Blaze at Black Hat USA give the lowdown on where things stand and what still needs to happen to protect the integrity of November's election.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Dark Reading Video News Desk Returns to Black Hat
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UPDATED: Coming to you prerecorded from in front of carefully arranged bookcases around the world ...!
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Where Dark Reading Goes Next
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Dark Reading Editor-in-Chief gives a complete rundown of all the Dark Reading projects you might not even know about, his insight into the future of the security industry, and how we plan to cover it.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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On 'Invisible Salamanders' and Insecure Messages
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Cornell researcher Paul Grubbsdiscusses how vulnerabilities found in Facebook Messenger encryption could mean trouble for your secure messages.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Exploiting Google Cloud Platform With Ease
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Security engineer Dylan Ayrey and Cruise senior infrastructure security engineer Allison Donovan describe fundamental weaknesses in GCP identity management that enable privilege escalation and lateral movement.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Information Operations Spotlighted at Black Hat as Election Worries Rise
Robert Lemos, Contributing WriterNews
From Russia's "best-in-class" efforts at widening social divides in Western democracies to China's blunt attacks on dissidents, information operations are becoming a greater threat, says a Stanford researcher.
By Robert Lemos Contributing Writer, 8/6/2020
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Office 365's Vast Attack Surface & All the Ways You Don't Know You're Being Exploited Through It
Dark Reading Staff, News
Mandiant incident response managers Josh Madeley and Doug Bienstock describe how thoroughly Microsoft 365 (formerly known as Office 365) extends into corporate networks, describe both sophisticated and simple attacks theyve detected, and suggest mitigations as businesses rely more heavily on the cloud.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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OpenText Blends Security, Data Protection for Greater Cyber Resilience
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
SPONSORED CONTENT: Infosec professionals are taking advantage of technology hybrids to keep users, data, and their networks more safe, according to Hal Lonas of OpenText's Webroot division. And they're also finding new ways to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve security management and reduce risk.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/6/2020
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Why Satellite Communication Eavesdropping Will Remain A Problem
Dark Reading Staff, News
Oxford PhD candidate James Pavur shows that SATCOM security has still made no progress since previous Black Hat disclosures, and discusses the physical and economic limitations that slow make it unlikely to improve anytime soon.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Using IoT Botnets to Manipulate the Energy Market
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Tohid Shekari, phD candidate at Georgia Tech, talks about the session that he and Georgia Tech professor Raheem Beyah gave about a stealthy and adaptable way to use IoT botnets for financial gain or market downfall.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Broadcom: Staying Safe with WastedLocker Ransomware Variant on the Prowl
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
SPONSORED CONTENT: Stealthier and more patient than some predecessors, WastedLocker lingers surreptitiously for as long as it needs to for maximum payoff, says Jon DiMaggio with Broadcom's Symantec division. He explains how Windows servers are at a different risk level than their open-source counterparts, and how WastedLocker identifies "valuable" targets.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/6/2020
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The Long Shadow of Stuxnet: New Microsoft Print Spooler Vulns Revealed
Dark Reading Staff, News
Researchers Peleg Hader and Tomer Bar ofSafeBreachshare details of the three vulnerabilities they found in Windows Print Spoolerthat could allow an attacker to sneak into the network throughan old printer service mechanism.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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Remotely Hacking Operations Technology Systems
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Marco Balduzzi senior research scientist with Trend Micro, tells us how the often-overlooked ICS protocol gateways contain serious vulnerabilities that allow attackers to hack OT systems remotely.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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New Windows Print Spooler Zero-Day Flaws Harken Back to Stuxnet
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Researchers find new flaws in the ubiquitous decades-old printer software in Windows, including one that bypasses a recent Microsoft patch.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/6/2020
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Platform Security: Intel Pushes to Reduce Supply Chain Attacks
Terry Sweeney, Contributing EditorNews
SPONSORED CONTENT: Attacks on supply chains involve lots of players and companies, not to mention an exponential amount of data for the stealing, notes Intel's Tom Garrison. Notoriously difficult to detect and mitigate, Garrison discusses new approaches to securing an individual company's computing platforms, including Compute Lifecycle Assurance.
By Terry Sweeney Contributing Editor, 8/6/2020
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Counting for Good: Hardware Counters Un-mask Malware
Dark Reading Staff, News
Nick Gregory, research scientist at Capsule8, talks about his session with Capsule8 data scientist Harini Kannan, Uncommon Sense: Detecting Exploits With Novel Hardware Performance Counters and Machine Learning Magic.
By Dark Reading Staff , 8/6/2020
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