Las Vegas was the place to be for hackers this past month. Thousands of hackers, penetration testers, cyber security professionals and of course security analysts from all over the world showed up for the annual Blackhat and Defcon (USA) Cyber Security Conferences. As Neurosoft always invests on its personnel to maintain the high level of expertise we offer to our clients, our Information Security Team was there and was in a unique position to be informed about the current state and the future of Cyber Security. Important knowledge, secrets, attacks, threats, defence mechanisms and new tools (hardware and software) are now an asset of our team that adds significant value to our services. We met interesting people and discussed new exploitation and attack detection techniques.

A few of the primary topics discussed included the growing Ransom-ware Threat, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Threat Intelligence.

Here are some takeaways from this year’s conference:

  • Machines can attack as well.
  • Threat of attacks in the VoIP and UC space.
  • USB attacks are back.
  • Browsers are all hack able.
  • Defence is going harder and harder.
  • Blue team is not enough. Go for a purple one!

Neurosoft left both conferences with an appreciation of the persistence of the good hackers, and, more importantly, the dedication and the hours spent of defenders in order to prevent vulnerabilities.

It’s one of the reasons that we, at Neurosoft, take security seriously and work hard to maintain the quality of our services at the highest possible level.

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