July 31, 2012 Leave a comment
- With the annual Black Hat event in Las Vegas, the global Internet community celebrates its felons.
- Like physical combat, Internet security requires a good understanding of enemy black hat strategies.
Last week saw Las Vegas hosting the 15th annual Black Hat event. From its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown from a single annual conference in Las Vegas (still the main event with the highest stakes) to a global conference series with annual events in Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Las Vegas and Washington, DC. From its nefarious roots, it spouts uncomfortable truths about the insecurities we face every day as global net workers. It’s difficult to find any other industry where crime and passion are so closely aligned and where ‘respect’ and ‘respectable’ are terms so far apart. Cyber-warfare for profit and power lacks any basic ‘Geneva Convention’ that could specify global rules of conduct and the means to prosecute felons. Read more of this post