The term “spoofing” might have a comic implication in some contexts, but it’s no joke when it comes to information security. In fact, this is a subject matter of a whole separate chapter in a seasoned cybercriminal’s handbook. It comprises a multitude of techniques aimed at camouflaging a malicious actor or device as somebody or something else. Out of all the nefarious scenarios that fit the mold of a spoofing attack, the following 11 types are growingly impactful for the enterprise these days.
During the Black Hat annual conference in Las Vegas August 3-8, 2019, Thycotic conducted research with nearly 300 attendees identifying either as “hackers” (49 percent) or “security professionals” (51 percent).
A new report from Malwarebytes reveals that almost one in 10 U.S. security professionals has admitted to having considered participating in Black Hat activity. Surprisingly, this was the lowest rate among all countries surveyed. More than one in five (21 percent) of U.K. security professionals have considered the Black Hat route.
With the nature of security quickly evolving to encompass both physical and cybersecurity at its very core, software manufacturers and security experts are finding themselves in a precarious situation – balancing between what is required and what is needed.
ATMs hacked to spit out $20s on stage, overriding pacemakers and insulin pumps via laptops – these are just a few of the demonstrations by enterprising hackers at Black Hat, but these presentations often help enterprises more than they hurt.
September 1, 2013
Black Hat, by its name, seems ominous. What was once a conclave of hackers in 1997 has become a fast-growing global conference series focused on the business of cyber security and includes technical presentations on vulnerabilities and solutions.
This month in Security magazine, we bring you our 2020 Most Influential People in Security annual report, where we highlight 22 industry leaders, their path to security, careers, goals and guidance for future security professionals. Industry experts discuss the evolution of ransomware, houses of worship security, cybersecurity standards, security careers in investigations and the unifying power of security. Diane Ritchey, past Editor-in-Chief, says goodbye and thank you to our readers.