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Podcast: Black Hat USA 2018 Preview

Threatpost editors Tom Spring, Lindsey O’Donnell and Tara Seals preview Black Hat USA and DEF CON 2018, which both take place this week in Las Vegas.

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Slideshow: Scenes from Black Hat USA 2013

Scenes from this year’s hacking conference in Las Vegas, Nev. include a keynote by¬†General Keith B. Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency and talks by researchers Karsten Nohl and¬†Ralf-Phillip Weinmann.

Ryan McGeehan and Chad Greene

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Ryan McGeehan and Chad Greene

Ryan McGeehan, the director of incident response at Facebook and Chad Greene, the manager of the Facebook CERT on Thursday both explained how the social network has planned red team exercises in the past to prepare the company’s security team for a real attack.

Stefan Esser

Mobile security researcher Stefan Esser discussed the security model of Apple iOS and some of the recent changes the company has made to lock it down even further.

Chaouki Bekrar

The team from French research firm VUPEN, including CEO Chaouki Bekrar, has dominated the Pwn2Own hacking contest, taking down several targets, including Internet Explorer 10, Java and Mozilla Firefox. They plan to attack Adobe Flash on Thursday.

Mudge on the CFT

Peiter Zatko, also known as Mudge, has run the DARPA Cyber Fast Track program for the last three years, but he said that the researcher program is ending on April 1. The CFT program funded a wide range of security research projects in its time, including Charlie Miller’s NFC work and Moxie Marlinspike’s Convergence system.

Vancouver, British Columbia

The CanSecWest conference in Vancouver attracts some of the top security researchers from around the world each year.

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