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VB2017 preview: State of cybersecurity in Africa: Kenya

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Sep 4, 2017

We preview the VB2017 presentation by Tyrus Kamau (Euclid Security), who will talk about the state of cybersecurity in Africa, with a particular focus on his home country, Kenya.

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VB2017 preview: Calling all PUA fighters

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 31, 2017

We preview the VB2017 Small Talk to be given by AppEsteem's Dennis Batchelder that should help security vendors make decisions about apps whose behaviours sit right on the limits of what is acceptable from a security point of view.

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VB2017 preview: From insider threat to insider asset: a practical guide

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 30, 2017

We preview the VB2017 paper by Forcepoint's Kristin Leary and Richard Ford, who will discuss a practical approach to preventing insider attacks.

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WireX DDoS botnet takedown shows the best side of the security industry

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 29, 2017

Collaboration between a number of security companies has led to the takedown of the WireX Android DDoS botnet. Efforts like these, and the fact that the companies involved all decided to publish the very same blog post, show the best side of the security industry.

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VB2017 preview: Your role in child abuse

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 28, 2017

We preview the VB2017 presentation by Mick Moran, who will discuss online child abuse and the role the security community can play fighting it.

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ROPEMAKER email exploit is of limited practical use

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 28, 2017

Researchers at Mimecast have published a paper about the 'ROPEMAKER' exploit, which allows an email sender with malicious intentions to change the visial appearance of an email after it has been delivered.

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VB2017 preview: Mariachis and jackpotting: ATM malware from Latin America

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 25, 2017

We preview the VB2017 presentation by Kaspersky Lab researchers Thiago Marques and Fabio Assolini in which they look at malware targeting ATMs in Latin America.

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VB2017 preview: Stuck between a ROC and a hard place

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 24, 2017

We preview the VB2017 paper by Microsoft's Holly Stewart and Joe Blackbird, which uses data about users switching anti-virus provider to decide whether machine-learning models should favour avoiding false positives over false negatives.

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VB2017 preview: Consequences of bad security in health care

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 23, 2017

We preview the VB2017 presentation by Jelena Milosevic, an ICU nurse by profession, who will provide the audience with an inside view of security in hospitals.

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VB2017 Small Talk: The encryption vs. inspection debate

Posted by   Martijn Grooten on   Aug 22, 2017

At VB2017, Cloudflare's Head of Cryptography Nick Sullivan will give a Small Talk on the intercepting of HTTPS connections by proxies and anti-virus software.

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