Published on August 1st, 2019 📆 | 4153 Views ⚑0
The 6 Top Tips of Things to Do at Black Hat USA 2019
Are you going to Black Hat USA 2019? If you are, you’re no doubt counting down the days until 3-8 August when you can join the thousands upon thousands of security professionals at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. But if you’ve been to any of its other 21 iterations, you probably know that this conference can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s why it’s good to go in knowing all that you can do as an attendee.
To help you get the most out of your time at Black Hat USA 2019, the State of Security team has assembled the following items to look out for at the conference. We hope these tips will make your experience as an attendee fun, safe and informative.
Each instance Black Hat USA begins with several days of technical trainings. This year, these sessions will cover a whole wealth of topics including cryptography, forensics, IoT, malware, pentesting and industrial control systems (ICS) on 3-6 August. Each training will also appeal to a unique skill level ranging from beginner to advanced.
Let’s look at an example. On 5-6 August, Tripwire VERT security researcher Craig Young will present “An Introduction to IoT Pentesting with Linux.” This session will seek to provide attendees with a hands-on introduction for using Linux to perform software-based security analysis of embedded Linux devices. All they need is some comfort in BASH, basic knowledge of HTTP and a healthy dose of interest going into the training.
Once the technical trainings are over, attendees should make sure to head over to the South Pacific ballroom for Day Zero. This session will provide conference goers with a roadmap for navigating the two-day main event. It’ll begin by going (Read more…)