Black Hat Conference USA 2011 – According to the Twitterverse


by Josh Arrington

The Black Hat Conference (#Blackhat) has established itself as one of the technology industry’s leading events for the security elite. More than just a hacker conference, many of this year’s presentations were equally as eye-opening for the C-Suite, especially in terms of raising awareness of lesser-known enterprise vulnerabilities that pose significant risk.

While Cyber-Ark didn’t attend the event, many of our customers and partners did, so we paid close attention to the buzz surrounding the event. From SCADA systems and exploding batteries to Shady RAT, following are some of our favorite tweets that captured top stories from the event.

@buzzblog: New post: Scariest Black Hat story so far: Power plants at risk… #Siemens

@KimZetter: Hardcoded Password and Other Security Holes Found in Siemens Control Systems

@josphmenn: My reg req’d story based on scary #BlackHat presentations, etc: Utilities warned that many PLCs open to Internet hacks.

@mathewjschwartz: China Suspected Of Shady RAT Attacks — InformationWeek #li #infosec #blackhat

@SCMagazine: Black Hat: Insulin pumps can be hacked

@zdnetaustralia: A security threat has emerged and it comes from an unexpected source: laptop batteries

@ryanarine: Microsoft’s BlueHat Prize: A new twist on security research incentives 

@CNNTech: Hacker shuts down Apple MacBook battery — and can do so remotely by @jdsutter at #blackhat

And one of the event wrap-ups worth reading from @SecurityWeek: Black Hat Wrap Up: What Created the Most Buzz? #blackhat #defcon #infosec

What are your picks for top stories coming out of Black Hat?

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