Tag: Black Hat

FBI agents arrested researcher Marcus Hutchins in Las Vegas Wednesday in connection to the Kronos Banking Trojan.

Hero WannaCry Researcher Charged over Links to Kronos Trojan

In-brief: A British researcher who became a hero after he stopped the WannaCry ransomware from spreading globally has been apprehended in Nevada and charged with distributing the Kronos banking trojan in the U.S. between July 2014 and July 2015.

At BlackHat: Hell is Other People’s Machine Learning

At BlackHat: Hell is Other People’s Machine Learning

In-brief: Machine learning is all the rage in the information security industry. But a study by Endgame and University of Virginia suggests that it may be vulnerable to manipulation by sophisticated AI-driven tools.

Will computers replace human security workers - or just enhance them?

Will Machine Learning and AI create Infosec Super Humans?

In-brief:will computers and artificial intelligence “kill the infosec star” (to paraphrase The Buggles) with algorithms taking the place of workers who buy food, houses, cars and clothing? Maybe not, says Dario Forte of DF Labs in this Security Ledger podcast. 

Tripwire Black Hat 2016 Survey: IoT Risks and Cyber War | Tripwire

Tripwire Black Hat 2016 Survey: IoT Risks and Cyber War | Tripwire

In-brief: attendees at the recent Black Hat Briefings are concerned about the risks posed by IoT devices, but lack confidence that their employer is properly tracking IoT devices, a survey from Tripwire reveals. 

Attendees at DEFCON work at mod'ing hardware in the hardware village. This year's show will feature an IoT Village, as well.

Podcast: Black Hat, DEF CON and building Secure Devices

In-brief: Paul Roberts talks with Marc Blackmer of Cisco Systems about the recent Black Hat and DEF CON conferences, as well as a proposal Cisco is working on a for a new, open standard for connecting use policies to intelligent devices.