Blog Posts Tagged with "DEFCON"
August 02, 2012 Added by:Bill Mathews
General Alexander says that private sector, hackers, exploit developers, etc. need to share information and tools in order to help protect the US. Is the NSA being nefarious and wanting to spy on hackers, or are they legitimately seeking help for a problem that will only continue to grow in the future?
August 01, 2012 Added by:Boris Sverdlik
For the lucky few that did get the phone, you will be happy to know that the phone has been rooted, but the bootloader is locked. In order to get to any of the settings all that was required was pulling up the IDE app in an area where the phone couldn't connect to any of the pre-installed wireless access points...
August 01, 2012 Added by:Scot Terban
What I came out with, after many slides of numbers, was “nope not really”, which I pretty much had thought before. There are just too many variables to this type of venture and you would need to have a trained psychoanalyst to talk to the individual to determine whether or not they are a true psychopath...
August 01, 2012 Added by:Boris Sverdlik
The upside for being in Vegas for BlackHat is that BSidesLV runs concurrently. BSides always tend to be much better events. The attendees are rarely the vendor mouthpiece types and this alone makes the conference enjoyable. I had attended more talks at BSides than I have at other conferences combined this year....
July 31, 2012 Added by:Dan Klinedinst
I just got home from the "Vegas week" of Black Hat, BSidesLV, and DefCon. I love many things about each, and each has things I wish they'd do better. This is true of all the conferences I've attended. However, a few questions are lingering in my mind after Vegas, possibly due to the effects of sleep deprivation...
July 31, 2012 Added by:Brent Huston
Disregard tales of drunken hackers menacing Vegas hotels, changing signs and doing social engineering attacks. They are good for amusement and awareness, but they are NOT really useful as a lens for viewing your organization’s risk or the steps you should be taking to protect your data. Instead, stick to the basics...
July 31, 2012 Added by:Scot Terban
With the advent of Anonymous and Stuxnet and the nascent idea of the internet becoming a “digital nation state” we all have to be mindful that while the technologies out there are a commodity, so too are we in the great game of cold war intelligence and cyber war. We are the commodity that makes the new exploit...
July 25, 2012 Added by:Scot Terban
It seems to me that more and more we are being collectively mined not only for our habits, but now our emotions as well as our psychological makeups. All of this could potentially be collated from numerous sources. I doubt we will ever be able to contextualize the human psyche just from internet datum…
May 07, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin
Through a combination of custom content publication that features products and services, video interviews with company personnel onsite, and traditional banner ad campaigns, organizations can better leverage the impact of attendance and participation at key industry events...
May 02, 2012 Added by:Scot Terban
Gesticulating and making odd sounds, the hackers milled and jerked around like some strange species of black raptors. Babbling incoherently about arcane knowledge in the hopes of one upping the other hapless technoweens in the room....
September 07, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano
What most people don’t realize is not all hackers are bad. Certainly “crackers and cyber criminals” are bad, but many hackers are full time security professionals and work around the clock to create the security software to protect us...
August 29, 2011 Added by:Steven Fox, CISSP, QSA
DefCon Kids follows the trend towards developing cybersecurity skills in youth, so that these young professionals will one day be prepared to tackle the increasingly advanced cyber attacks that constantly threaten today’s enterprises...
August 17, 2011 Added by:Security Ninja
Regardless of the resource exposure based on the arguments to the creation function, malicious applications or malicious users that have root access to the device will be able to read or write to anything on the device. Truly sensitive data should never be stored on the device itself...
August 11, 2011 Added by:Michael SecurityMoey
If you have never been to DEFCON there is no way to describe it that would do it justice. DEFCON is draws hackers, crackers, and Feds. The old staples were there such as the lock picking, hardware hacking, Wall of Sheep, sky talks, Mohawk con, etc. This year also had many firsts...
August 08, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los
This is real-life attacking. Attackers have time on their side, and know that it is human nature to over-protect the things we value, but to forget to protect those things that we feel are not-so-important... even though they are often connected to those super-critical things...
August 08, 2011 Added by:Scot Terban
Within the security community, we now face a paradigm shift that only recently has exploded onto the collective conscious. We are the new front line on the 5th battlespace. Terrorists, Spies, Nation States, Individuals, Corporations, and now ‘collectives’ are all waging war online...
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