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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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December 7-10, 2020
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Level Up Your Kubernetes Security Skills at Black Hat USA
Black Hat Staff,
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
Black Hat Staff,
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
Black Hat Staff,
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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Chart: Does Lack of Diversity Impact the Skills Shortage?
Edge Editors, Dark Reading
Yes, according to 21% of security pros who participated in the 2020 Black Hat Attendee Survey.
By Edge Editors Dark Reading, 9/9/2020
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Black Hat USA 2020 Musings: Weird and Wonderful Virtual Events are Here to Stay
Jeff Wilson, Chief Analyst, OmdiaCommentary
Black Hat USA 2020 was nothing like an in-person event, but it was incredibly useful for all involved, providing even the most grizzled industry veterans with fresh perspectives.
By Jeff Wilson Chief Analyst, Omdia, 8/20/2020
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Black Hat USA 2020 Recap: Experts Discuss Election Security Questions, but Offer Few Answers
Don Tait, Senior Analyst, OmdiaCommentary
The U.S. election in November is once again expected to be a target of digital adversaries. Experts at Black Hat USA 2020 highlighted the many election security questions authorities must address.
By Don Tait Senior Analyst, Omdia, 8/20/2020
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The Race to Hack a Satellite at DEF CON
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Eight teams competed to win cash, bragging rights, and the chance to control a satellite in space.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2020
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Boeing's DEF CON Debut a Sign of the Times
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark ReadingNews
In the wake of a stalemate between the airplane manufacturer and a security researcher over vulns found in its 787 aircraft's network, Boeing says it's ready to "embrace" the hacker community.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 8/13/2020
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Black Hat USA 2020 Shines Spotlight on the Mental Challenges of Cybersecurity
Eric Parizo, Senior Analyst, OmdiaCommentary
Infosec practitioners face a variety of mental struggles in areas such as awareness training, problem solving, or general mental health. Several sessions at Black Hat USA 2020 highlighted these challenges and how to overcome them.
By Eric Parizo Senior Analyst, Omdia, 8/13/2020
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Kr00k, KRACK, and the Seams in Wi-Fi, IoT Encryption
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing WriterNews
Black Hat talk expands on research that uncovered more weaknesses in Wi-Fi chips allowing for the unauthorized decryption of traffic.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, 8/12/2020
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Researchers Trick Facial-Recognition Systems
Jai Vijayan, Contributing WriterNews
Goal was to see if computer-generated images that look like one person would get classified as another person.
By Jai Vijayan Contributing Writer, 8/11/2020
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Is Edtech the Greatest APT?
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
Educational technology is critical but can come at huge costs to student and teacher privacy and security. Are those costs too high?
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 8/11/2020
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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
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark ReadingNews
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
Dark Reading Staff, News
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
Dark Reading Staff, News
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
Dark Reading Staff, News
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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