Since 1997, the Black Hat and DEF CON occasions have gained a popularity for presenting some of essentially the most cutting-edge analysis in data safety. The occasions have additionally had their share of controversy – typically sufficient to trigger last-minute cancelations. For instance, Chris Paget was compelled to cancel his Black Hat RFID for Beginners discuss in 2007 below menace of litigation from safe card maker HID Corp.
Launched as a single convention in 1997, Black Hat has gone worldwide with annual occasions within the U.S., Europe and Asia. This 12 months’s U.S. occasion at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, begins August three with 4 days of technical coaching, adopted by the two-day fundamental convention. DEF CON started in 1992 and additionally takes place in a number of areas in Las Vegas from August eight to 11.
CSO appears at some of the previous Black Hat and DEF CON highlights.
1. The Jeep hack
Who can neglect 0xcharlie’s hack of a Jeep–with WIRED reporter Andy Greenberg inside? Security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek introduced their findings at Black Hat 2015, and confirmed how they remotely hacked a jeep and took management of the car, together with the transmission, accelerator and…