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On the Air With Dark Reading News Desk at Black Hat Asia 2022

This year's Black Hat Asia is hybrid, with some sessions broadcast on the virtual platform and others live on stage in Singapore. News Desk is available on-demand with prerecorded interviews.

May 11, 2022 — Like many things since 2020, Dark Reading News Desk has had to adapt. Instead of broadcasting live interviews with security researchers presenting at Black Hat, News Desk shifted to prerecorded interviews with the speakers. 

For Black Hat Asia 2022, Dark Reading News Desk is staying virtual, even as the conference goes hybrid. Black Hat attendees have the option to tune in virtually or attend in person at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Dark Reading News Desk is keeping its virtual format.

News Desk interviewed some speakers presenting at Black Hat Asia 2022 about their sessions. These interviews will be available on-demand at Black Hat Virtual (under the show's "Dark Reading News Desk" tab) and right here on Dark Reading:

DAY 1: Thursday, May 12

Speakers from Binarly, Immune GmbH, and Red Hat discuss the complexity of the firmware ecosystem and the challenges of identifying and fixing flaws in hardware devices in "The Firmware Supply-Chain Security Is Broken: Can We Fix It?"

Watch the speakers try to distill the challenges in less than 15 minutes in this News Desk segment:

No Black Hat is complete without at least one dissection of a cyber espionage operation. SideWinder (also known as RattleSnake and T-APT-04) is an aggressive threat actor that has been active since at least 2012. Details on the techniques and methods used by this advanced cyber espionage team will be part of "SideWinder Uncoils to Strike." Dark Reading editor-in-chief Kelly Jackson Higgins offers a sneak peak in this preview

Check out the News Desk segment:

DAY 2: Friday, May 13

Trend Micro researchers discuss their discovery of a botnet infrastructure masquerading as an SMS phone-verified account service in "SMS PVA Services Fueled by Compromised Supply-Chain Mobile Botnets."

Watch the News Desk segment on this mobile threat:

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, the world has had a front-row seat to information warfare. A security expert with experience in security intelligence, policy, and Ukraine dissects what is happening in "The Virtual Battlefield in 2022: Russia-Ukraine War & Its Policy Implications."

Watch this News Desk segment with Very Good Security’s Kenneth Geers:

It's a fact that every operating system has vulnerabilities, but it still takes many by surprise when there are "macOS Vulnerabilities Hiding in Plain Sight."

Watch Offensive Security's Csaba Fitzl describe what he found: