3 trends hackers at Black Hat and DEFCON are watching
Cybersecurity is a constant game of cat-and-mouse — with every security improvement and criminal crackdown, there is a corresponding evolution in attacker methods and techniques.
One of the best ways to gain insights into these evolving tactics is to follow the hacking announcements that come out each year at the Black Hat and DEF CON security conferences. These twin hacker cons, which take place in August this year, are a bellwether of sorts for the information security field. They cover a vast range of new hacking research and tend to be a good predictor of the new trends emerging in the hacker and cybercrime communities.
Right now, there are three big trends to watch: