CyberSecurity Headlines: Black Hat USA 2016 Recap

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


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2 thoughts on “CyberSecurity Headlines: Black Hat USA 2016 Recap

  1. Hacking tools

    It was the great information i really love to see that i read this post and it was incredible and outstanding you shared the amazing post thank you for sharing this helpful and informative post. This was the great conference related to black had in USA really love it.

    1. admin

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Some of our instructors were at that conference, I wonder if you ran across them: Timber Wolfe and Daniel Regaldo


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