Auto, Smartphone, Point-Of-Sale (POS) System and Airport Security Hacks Among First 100 Talks Chosen for Black Hat USA 2014
Early Registration Ends June 2 - Register Now to Save $400 on Briefings Pass
May 29, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, highlights some of the nearly 100 Briefings selected so far for Black Hat USA 2014. Returning to Las Vegas for it's 17th year, Black Hat will welcome the world's brightest information security professionals and researchers from around the world to reveal vulnerabilities that impact everything from popular consumer devices to the airport security measures we use everyday. This year's show will run August 2-7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information and to save $400 on your Briefings Pass by June 2, please visit www.blackhat.com.
A few highlights of the Black Hat USA 2014 Briefings selected so far include:
- Threats to mobile devices such as taking over the Android system and Google Play with the "Sidewinder Targeted Attack" for malicious gain; as well as examining the hidden and pervasive level of control service providers actually have over your favorite iOS, Android and BlackBerry systems. What sort of cellular exploitation is happening on a global scale?
- Exposing worldwide payment system threats including taking over the most popular Mobile Point-of-Sale (mPOS) systems used by millions with a malicious credit card; or perhaps extracting money and critical payment information by manipulating the SAP applications that make up the business backbone of some of the largest organizations in the world.
- Airport security vulnerabilities from the weaknesses of the TSA-guarded checkpoints we are taught to trust (how secure are we really?); to using an airport's primary surveillance RADAR to build your own bistatic RADAR system to track moving objects simply by utilizing software defined radio.
Black Hat Trainings:
In addition to the packed Briefings schedule announced so far, Black Hat USA 2014 will have nearly 70 deeply technical hands-on Training sessions led by some of the most sought after security experts in the field. Running August 2-5, the Trainings offer a separate set of courses to attendees on everything from the latest in penetration testing to exploiting the most well known web applications. Take advantage of early registration prices for Trainings by June 2 and save $200 on your selected course(s).
Black Hat Arsenal:
Returning for its fifth year and running concurrently with the Briefings (August 6-7), the Black Hat Arsenal will offer researchers and the open source community a venue to demonstrate their latest and greatest work live. The deadline to submit your latest weapons and security tools is June 3 – get them in here: https://www.blackhat.com/us-14/specialevents.html#arsenal
Sponsors of Black Hat USA 2014 include Diamond Sponsors: Microsoft, Qualys and RSA; Platinum Plus Sponsors: Blue Coat Systems, Cisco, FireEye, Juniper Networks, Lieberman Software, Palo Alto Networks and Verizon; Platinum Sponsors: Accuvant, AlienVault, Core Security Technology, IBM, LogRhythm and Tenable Network Security.
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