Brush Up on the Latest Security Techniques at Black Hat USA

Brush Up on the Latest Security Techniques at Black Hat USA
Learn to set malware lures, pinpoint unintentional but identifying human behaviors, and detect industrial control system attacks via sensor noise.

Boatloads of new Briefings been confirmed for Black Hat USA this August, and among them are a number of practical, actionable deep dives into cutting edge cybersecurity issues.


Worm Charming: Harvesting Malware Lures for Fun and Profit promises to show you how to set up malware lures that can - by applying a series of YARA rules - charm interesting malware samples to the surface from the ~1M files uploaded to Virus Total daily.


You’ll learn how to harvest lures for the purposes of dissection and detection, and explore mechanisms for identifying interesting samples that can give you a heads-up about what attacks are coming. This is a useful skill to have along with multiple real-world examples showing how an astute researcher can harvest zero-day exploits from the public domain.


In I'm Unique, Just Like You: Human Side-Channels and Their Implications for Security and Privacy you’ll be given an expert’s perspective on which identifiers are unintentional, non-physical, and generated as a result of human behaviors and activities, yet can still be used to uniquely identify and/or track individual users in the digital realm.


These "human side-channels" (among them forensic linguistics, behavioral signatures, and cultural references) take training to spot. In this Briefing you’ll learn how to do just that, as well as how side-channels can be used by bad actors to erode privacy, and possible countermeasures to disguise your own human side-channels. Don’t miss it! ..