Tag: Black Hat

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. 

A lab at Underwriters Laboratories, circa 1946. The group is coming under fire for refusing to publish the details of its new cyber security testing standards. (Image courtesy of The Library of Congress.)

White House Effort Yields Rating System for Software Security

In-brief: A White  House-backed effort to develop a system for rating software security is set to launch at this week’s Black Hat briefings with famed hacker Peiter Zatko (aka “Mudge”) at the helm. 

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

DARPA Grand Challenge Spurs Automation, AI to Secure Internet of Things

In-brief: A hacker capture the flag tournament will take place without any human intervention. It’s the final competition in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge, a contest to spur developments in automation and artificial intelligence to solve cyber security problems.