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7/23/2020
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8 Cybersecurity Themes to Expect at Black Hat USA 2020

Here are the trends and topics that'll capture the limelight at this year's virtual event.
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Remote Work

Securing remote work has been the unexpectedly urgent theme for 2020, and a few pieces of research coming out of Black Hat will offer some insight into vulnerabilities that could put work-from-home (WFH) employees at risk.

In one talk, Orange Cyberdefense security researchers Charl van der Walt and Wicus Ross will demonstrate how secure implementations of virtual private networks (VPNs) could be endangered by how these connections interact with Wi-Fi hotspots as they're initialized and VPNs are activated -- potentially throwing off threat models for highly distributed workforces.

Meanwhile, in another planned session, ESET's Robert Lipovsky and Stefan Svorenick will explain the details of a vulnerability they discovered that could impact over a billion Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The flaw, named Kr00k, was disclosed earlier this year, but along with their talk they'll drop a proof-of-concept testing script to detect the vulnerability on unpatched devices.

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