At Black Hat in Amsterdam we caught up with Michael Thumann, CSO of ERNW. In this video he discusses Second Life hacking. Beyond being an online game Second Life is a growing marketplace for big companies where lot of money is made. Living and acting in a virtual world gives the people the opportunity to do things they would never do in real life. Therefore it is not surprising that Second Life has increasingly attracted real world hackers.
His presentation from Black Hat can be downloaded here.
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?