SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Hat, the world’s leading producer of information security events, announces the release of its initial Briefings lineup. In its 18th year, Black Hat Europe attracts the world’s top information security professionals and researchers to reveal new vulnerabilities and defenses impacting widely used operating systems, enterprise software, payment systems and more.
Black Hat Europe 2019 takes place December 2-5 at ExCel London, in London, England. For more information and to register, please visit: blackhat.com/eu-19/
Black Hat Europe features a week of engaging and educational programming highlighting the latest research, development and trends impacting the information security industry. The event begins with two days of technical Trainings, followed by two days of Black Hat’s renowned educational Briefings and Business Hall.
Highlights of Black Hat Europe’s Briefings so far:
- Mobile authentication compromises, including vulnerabilities found in Apple’s Continuity protocol that could allow an attacker to access screen usage, battery levels and OS fingerprinting. Another talk will focus on how an attacker can access a device by bypassing Bluetooth-based proximity authentication.
- Payment System threats, with a talk that covers flaws with EMV protocols in contactless payments, including how to bypass the UK £30 limit and how to circumvent limits for mobile wallets using locked mobile phones.
- Platform and Applied Security research, including vulnerabilities found in PDF encryption that allow an attacker to recover plaintext of encrypted documents. Additional Briefings will explore deployment of the Site Isolation architecture to Chrome users, discussing how the browsers architecture has changed and what limitations still exist.
- Internet of Things defense, including how Panasonic connected its own devices to a honeypot they developed to find 179 million attack cases and 25,000 malware samples; and OEM Finder, a new tool developed to automatically detect vulnerable OEM devices utilized by IoT vendors.
- Attacks on the enterprise, featuring a talk that outlines several new attack vectors in Windows Hello for Business that could lead to an attacker gaining access to private user data. Another talk will detail lessons learned from the June 2017 cyberattack on Maersk.
Be sure to check back for the latest schedule as more Briefings are added: blackhat.com/eu-19/briefings/schedule/index.html
ANNOUNCED: Black Hat Arsenal Tools
Arsenal will return to Black Hat Europe and welcome researchers from the open source community to display their latest tools and offer live demonstrations. Arsenal gives researchers the opportunity to showcase their latest code and provides attendees with the chance to interact with the presenters and gain hands-on experience. Arsenal will host nearly 50 tools this year, covering Internet of Things, network attacks, Android, iOS and mobile hacking, malware, and more. For more information and to view all recently selected tools, please visit: blackhat.com/eu-19/arsenal/schedule/
Black Hat Trainings:
In addition to the world-class Briefings schedule, Black Hat Europe 2019 will offer deeply technical, hands-on Training sessions led by some of the information security industry’s top trainers and professionals. Trainings offer a separate set of courses for attendees spanning everything from reverse engineering firmware, advanced infrastructure hacking, exploiting control systems and more. For more information, visit: blackhat.com/eu-19/training/schedule/index.html
Black Hat Student Scholarships: Submission Deadline: October 25
The Black Hat Student Scholarship Program returns for its sixth year in Europe. As 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 Europe 2019. Qualified students may submit applications by Friday, October 25, 2019. For more information and requirements, visit: blackhat.com/eu-19/student-scholarship.html
Top Sponsors of Black Hat Europe 2019 include: Diamond Sponsors: Lenovo; Platinum Sponsors: Facebook, KnowBe4, Qualys, Recorded Future
To view the full list of exhibiting companies, please visit: blackhat.com/eu-19/business-hall.html
Future Black Hat Dates and Events
- Black Hat Trainings 2019, Alexandria, VA, October 17-18
- Black Hat Trainings 2019, Tokyo, Japan, October 24-25
- Black Hat Europe 2019, London, UK, December 2-5
- Black Hat Asia 2020, Singapore, March 31 – April 3
- Black Hat USA 2020, Las Vegas, NV, August 1-6
About Black Hat
For more than 20 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia. More information is available at: blackhat.com. Black Hat is brought to you by Informa Tech.
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