Written by jj
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Are you looking for the best BYOD content at the 2012 RSA Conference? If so, here’s a list of events and sessions to add to your agenda.
Okay, I keep THINKING about doing this (for more than a year now) but haven’t actually done it. If I blog and talk about doing it, then I’ll have to follow through, so, HERE GOES.
My plan is to start at Black Hat / Defcon / Security B-Sides and conduct some video interviews with interesting folks. Lord knows there are plenty of them out there! (more…)
I didn’t have a clue what I was in for…
This was my first adventure to the infamous Black Hat and Defcon Conferences, held back to back in Las Vegas. Black Hat was probably a good segue (for me) into the Defcon culture, which managed to add volumes more chaos and debauchery to the already existing confusion of sin city. (more…)
It’s been a day since the public announcement, so by now you’ve probably heard about the DNS issue. The bug was found earlier this year, but the discoverer (Dan Kaminsky) and team worked fervently with leaders of the technology industry to create patches for all platforms before the big announcement. And- kudos to them all for keeping zipped lips until the problem could be contained (despite all the heckling and harassing).
You can find out a little more right now– I’m including some links below for you to read more.
If you don’t know what DNS is or why you care, see the bottom of this post for a little background info.
As for the real deal on disclosure– you’ll have to wait for Black Hat in August. I’ll be there, along with other members of the Security Bloggers Network (a (non-exclusive but highly visible and well-respected) security bloggers channel for Black Hat and RSA). I’m sure you’ll see *plenty* of post-Black Hat blogs, tweets and podcasts recapping the story.
Hear the buzz…
What is a DNS Server? DNS are servers throughout the Internet (and inside networks) that resolve domain names (ie www.SecurityUncorked.com) to the IP address of the hosting server. The idea is, if you can trick a DNS server, your request for ESPN.com may just take you to a malicious site where you’ll be immediately infected with a virus, malware or other undesirable creepy Internet-bred monster. They’ve found a bug that could be exploited to do just that.
What do we do? It’s not the end of the world. For now, know that almost all DNS servers need to have a patch installed to protect them from this vulnerability. It’s pretty universal and every manufacturer is on board and offering a patch as of yesterday, July 8th.
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Well, it’s that time of year! Black Hat Las Vegas is just around the corner and the Security Blogger Network is all a-buzz. For the time being, we’re donning the cloak and dagger-like logo and will be focusing blogging and tweeting efforts toward BH. (more…)