Podcasts
  • Point of Sale system architecture and security

    To most people, Point of Sale (POS) systems with integrated payment processing are a black box where magic happens.

    In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect at AccessData, talks about how financial criminals breach hundreds of merchants each year, displaying a better understanding of how these systems operate than the dealer technicians that install and maintain them.

  • Why IT security is broken and how math can save it

    In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Stuart McClure, CEO at Cylance, talks about how the information security industry has evolved when it comes to detecting bad guys, but it's being mostly reactive and not proactive. Signature-based technologies are flawed and easily bypassed since they incorporate only a fraction of characteristics of a bad file or activity.

  • How the role of the CSO is changing

    Since Steve Katz became the first CISO back in 1995, both business leaders and the security industry in general have been thinking and rethinking the need for such a person and the responsibilities that he or she should have.

    In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Rick Howard, CSO at Palo Alto Networks, talks about the role of the CSO and how it's fundamentally changing.

  • BGP hijacking for cryptocurrency profit

    In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Joe Stewart, Director of Malware Research at Dell SecureWorks, talks about his team's discovery of suspicious activity occurring on mining systems connected to the wafflepool.com mining pool.

  • Breaking the security of physical devices

    In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Silvio Cesare, Director of Anti-Malware Engineering at Qualys, discusses the security measures of a number of household devices and things.

    His analysis involved not only mathematics and software defined radio, but the building of a button pushing robot to press the keyless entry to capture data sets that enable the mathematical analysis.



Spotlight

The synergy of hackers and tools at the Black Hat Arsenal

Posted on 27 August 2014.  |  Tucked away from the glamour of the vendor booths and the large presentation rooms filled with rockstar sessions, was the Arsenal - a place where developers were able to present their security tools and grow their community.


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