CyberSecurity Headlines: Black Hat USA 2016 Recap
In the ever-changing landscape of CyberSecurity, it’s hard to keep up sometimes. Luckily, we’re here to keep you in the loop with all the current white-hat, grey-hat and black-hat hacker news of the day. Today, I sit down with Dennis Skarr to recap his recent trip to Black Hat USA 2016.
Black Hat USA 2016 Recap
- More than 15,000 of the most security-savvy professionals across the InfoSec spectrum – spanning academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors.
- This year’s conference welcomed 175 speakers and researchers across more than 70 deeply technical training and nearly 120 innovative research-based Briefings on stage.
- Here is the syllabus for the Control Systems Dennis took.
- Software-defined radio (SDR) is a radio communication system where components that have been typically implemented in hardware are instead implemented by means of software on a personal computer or embedded system.
- A burner phone can be a prepaid cellular phone, replaced frequently (weekly) (monthly) to avoid leaving a trail and commonly used to avoid getting caught up in illegal activities.
- Here is the PLC to PLC worm briefing Dennis discussed. Researchers Ralf Spenneberg and Maik Bruggemann of OpenSource Security demonstrated how an attack could be pulled off using a worm residing entirely in the PLC itself and capable of spreading to other controllers — without a PC or external help. More info here.
- Here is information on Student Discounts.Academic Pass registration is open to any member of the academia who can prove they are either a full-time student or full-time professors at an accredited university.
- Here are some other conference that happen at the same time as Black Hat. Defcon and Bsides