Breaking news last week, the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Small Business Cybersecurity Act was signed into law. The bill will provide an avenue of resources and guidelines for small businesses to reduce their cybersecurity risks. Up next, Black Hat, one of the world’s largest information security conferences, took place in early August 2018 in Sin City. The conference held many briefings on politics, legislation, and Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity, as well as the challenge of endpoint security for many IoT devices. A topic of importance came from Kryptowire, a mobile security research firm that found firmware vulnerabilities in as many as 10 million Android devices in the United States that have remote escalation privileges.
Straight on the heels of Black Hat was DEF CON 26. This hackers’ summer camp in Las Vegas also had its share of political controversy last week. Was an 11-year old really able to hack election results? Does your financial institution respect your 2-factor authentication? Tune into Decoding Security this week as Security Analyst, Jessica Ortega and Web Security Research Analyst, Topher Tebow discuss their experiences at DEF CON 26, including diversity, politics, and legislation. Our hosts will also discuss the hot topic of biohacking medical devices and the new hotel security protocols in Las Vegas. BONUS FEATURE: Who won the lockpicking contest? Jessica or a 9 year old? This is an exciting episode of Decoding Security you won’t want to miss, so be sure to tune in!