Jeff Moss aka Dark Tangent, the founder of DEFCON and Black Hat, tells the history of the largest hacker conference and how it all got started. Find out more about the early days of the hacking scene when dial-up was considered fast, how the security space changed around the conference as years went by, and discover some bizarre things that take place at the event.
Today almost every company is dealing with big data in one way or another – including customer data, tracking data, and behavioral marketing information – connecting every aspect of our lives. While this is a cutting edge use of technology, data monitoring can become dangerous when placed in the wrong hands.
Robert Hansen, Vice President of WhiteHat Security Labs, discusses the evolution of web application security, offers advice on how to improve web application security practices, recommends tools, and more.
While there is an increasing recognition in many organizations that application security is an important piece of the overall puzzle, putting together a comprehensive strategy that will effectively reduce an organization’s risk profile is not easy.
Insiders have been responsible for some interesting breaches or hostage scenarios in recent history, whether intentional or not. So, which is a bigger threat - an external hacker or a disgruntled employee?