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7 Hot Cybersecurity Trends to Be Highlighted at Black Hat

Just some of the research and ideas worth checking out at this year's 'security summer camp.'
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Black Hat USA is fast approaching. With the full conference schedule online, now is the time for security pros to dive in and plan out their paths to exploring a wide range of learning opportunities. As with years past, the conference will feature sessions about new zero-day vulnerabilities, research that stretches the bounds of what's breakable in emerging technology, and new methods of defending systems in the ever-evolving tech world.

 

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tdsan
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tdsan,
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7/14/2019 | 9:29:43 PM
Possible resolutions

 

Breaking Authentication and Privilege Escalation

  • Linux - I think a lot of this can be done using SELinux and boolean parameters 

Container Hacking

  • This will be an interesting topic, the issue with containers are identified at the image level, if the image is not hardened, then I could see the potential areas of concern. Also, from a network standpoint, the virtual net can be added and changed but again, escalated privileges will be required.

Firmware and Embedded Hacking

  • Interesting, if software is installed on a vulnerable machine, it has to be executed in order for it to update the code from a firmware standpoint, this can be done in Windows (scheduler) and Linux (crontab) but the privileged level execution will be key and a reboot will be required in order for this to take place.

A number of application concerns can be thwarted using existing tools (filesystem, policy, domain, network, and apps) can help identify the potential problems associated with some of the topics covered in the BlackHat discussions. AppArmor (Application Management) and IPtables (Firewall) are other tools along with Fail2ban (IPS) can alleviate a large number of issues.

Todd

 

 

 
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RobinHD,
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7/11/2019 | 10:27:25 AM
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I have found about the gathering will highlight sessions about new zero-day vulnerabilities, inquire about that stretches the limits of what's weak in developing innovation, and new strategies for shielding frameworks in the regularly advancing tech world. 
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