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Black Hat Europe: 10 intriguing security briefings

Bob Brown | March 12, 2013
What could possibly go wrong having a bunch of hackers hunkering down in Amsterdam this week at Black Hat Europe 2013? We're afraid to speculate, but what should go right is that they're ready to present a lineup of briefings at this annual security event that look topical and compelling.

*A really sweet honeypot: A Nokia researcher will describe the concept of an aggressive honeypot, one that doesn't just lure and trap intruders, but goes on the offense by de-anonymizing them and taking control of them.

*Playing with app sandbox security: Sandboxing is a method of securing endpoints by keeping their apps confined, but Bromium researchers in this briefing will explain how a lack of sandboxing standards might make these supposed security systems not so safe after all.

*What's up dock?: NCC Group's Andy Davis says that with the flexibility of hot-desking comes the vulnerability of laptop docks as an attack target. He'll point out ways to detect compromised devices and mitigate risks they pose.

Bob Brown tracks network research in his Alpha Doggs blog and Facebook page, as well on Twitter and Google +.


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