A survey of Black Hat attendees unveiled fun and interesting information, including the most overused buzzwords in cybersecurity and the fact that 64% of respondents say their organizations' security resources have not increased in response to recent high-profile security breaches.
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.