Information Security Conferences Newsletter #2

Information Security Conferences Newsletter #2

Henry Dalziel | Information Security Conferences Newsletter | July 31, 2014

Hope everyone is having a great week – here’s the second of our Concise Courses Cyber Security Conference Newsletter.

Here’s our #2 Cyber Conference Security Newsletter giving you a quick overview of what is coming up next week
and any other important news worth mentioning:

Upcoming Events August 1 – August 7th

Date: August 1 – 8, 2014
Conference Title: SANS DHS Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Award Workshop
Where: Washington, DC, USA

Date: August 2 – 7, 2014
Conference Title: Black Hat | USA
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Date: August 5 – 6, 2014
Conference Title: BSides Las Vegas, United States
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Date: August 7 – 10, 2014
Conference Title: DEFCON 22
Where: Rio Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, United States

Clearly the two events that jump out are Black Hat and DEFCON. Every year, thousands of security folk gather in Las Vegas to attend ‘Hacker Summer Camp’ which is a collective term for Black Hat, B-Sides Las Vegas, and DEFCON.

News Relating to this week’s Conferences
The TOR scandal! A Black Hat talk titled: “You Don’t Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget,” has been cancelled on the advice of lawyers! The hackers promised to explain how to crack Tor’s anonymity systems on a budget of $3,000 or less.

Last year, we interviewed Jeff Forristal on Hacker Hotshots regarding the Android “MasterKey” vulnerability. It seems that Jeff and his team over at Bluebox Mobile have identified another vulnerability wich they are referring to as “FakeID”. The flaw within Android is connected to the certificate chain. All will be revealed at Black Hat starting August 2nd.

As you’d expect, there is a huge amount going on this year at DEFCON. Here are some highlights we picked up on:
– Home router security holes are to be named and shamed at this year’s DEFCON hacker meet up. The meeting aims to find out exactly how resilient off the shelf products are. The Orb are playing the 3rd day of DEFCON (which is a Saturday).

Promotions & Early Bird Discounts

We have enormous discounts for Hacker Halted and TakeDownCon – respectively taking place TakeDownCon August 14th in Huntsville, Alabama and Georgia October 17th. Hit the below image for more information!

In summary
We would really love to hear from you if you are attending (or attended) any of the above Cyber Security Conferences – especially Black Hat and DEFCON.

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