Prepared to Protect the Next Billion Mobile Devices from Cyber Attack? Dino Dai Zovi of Square to Keynote Black Hat Asia 2016

Black Hat's Prestigious Information Security Briefings Return to Singapore, March 29-April 1, 2016

Feb 16, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, announced that Dino Dai Zovi, Mobile Security Lead for Square and renowned security researcher, will keynote Black Hat Asia 2016. With more than 15 years in red teaming, penetration testing, software security, information security management, and cybersecurity R&D, Dino will provide attendees with his uniquely vast insight and experience from the keynote stage. Black Hat Asia will take place March 29April 1, 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. For more information and to register please visit:

Black Hat Asia will return to the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore March 29 - April 1, 2016.

A renowned security researcher and presenter, Dino has presented his independent research over the years on everything from memory corruption exploitation techniques and 802.11 wireless client attacks, to Intel VT-x virtualization rootkits. He is also a co-author of the books "The iOS Hacker's Handbook" (Wiley, 2012), "The Mac Hacker's Handbook" (Wiley, 2009) and "The Art of Software Security Testing" (Addison-Wesley, 2006). Among his many accomplishments, Dino is often best known in the information security and Mac communities for winning the first PWN2OWN contest at CanSecWest 2007.

Keynote: Devaluing Attack: Disincentivizing Threats Against the Next Billion Devices
While the traditional approach to defense against cyber attacks is to raise the cost for attackers by making the attacks as difficult as possible, the more scalable strategy is to reduce the value to the attacker of a successful attack. What does this look like? Dino will examine the phases of an intrusion common to both financially-motivated and state-sponsored attackers, as well as what this strategy means for security threats against the next billion devices.

Dino Dai Zovi will take the keynote stage the morning of March 31, 2016. To read more about his presentation as well as the full schedule of selected Black Hat Briefings, visit:

Black Hat Student Scholarships:
The Black Hat Student Scholarship Program is a way to introduce the next generation of security professionals to the Black Hat community. A limited number of complimentary Academic Passes will be awarded to student applicants for Black Hat Asia 2016. Qualified students may submit applications by Friday, March 4, 2016. For more information and requirements, visit:

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Top sponsors of Black Hat Asia 2016 include Diamond Sponsors: IBM and Tenable Network Security; Platinum Sponsors: LogRhythm and Qualys; and Gold Sponsors: Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Rapid7 and Solida Systems Co. Ltd.  For more information on sponsorship opportunities and to see the full list of participating companies, visit:

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Future Black Hat Dates and Events

  • Black Hat Asia 2016, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, March 29April 1, 2016
  • Black Hat USA 2016, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 30August 4, 2016
  • Black Hat Europe 2015, London, England, November 1 – 4, 2016

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