Friday August 12, 2016

What Was Big At Black Hat

What was the reoccurring theme at the Black Hat hackers conference this year? Other than the usual "if it can be hacked, it will be hacked," it was the overall theme that people aren't quite ready for everything to be connected to everything else.

Despite the presence of more and more "corporate types" آ— and, yes, I am one of those آ— the conference remains true to its mission, and continues to attract many talented security professionals (that’s the nom de guerre du jour, isn’t it?wink presenting talks on on a wide range of topics. Even if the minutiae of cyber-security insurance feel a little too "suit-and-tie," it’s still possible to roll up the sleeves of your hoodie and get down in the guts of crypto, hypervisors, memory heaps and more.

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