Thursday, November 30, 2017

DEC{}DE 2017: Transforming Security

We attended this one-day event sponsored by Trend Micro last Nov. 29. The morning session was devoted to keynote sessions and the afternoon on technical sessions which included a hands-on lab.
Majority of the talks focused on the modern threats and attack approaches. The speakers also presented interesting statistics on the security landscape. With the growing security threats, the speaker from FBI urged the cooperation among the industry, government, and the academe. A common attack nowadays is the Business Email Compromise (BEC) wherein employees are subjected to phishing attacks resulting to the spread of malware, particularly ransom ware. With the growing popularity of the crypto-currencies, attackers are also taking advantage of user resources for mining without their consent. There were also talks on cloud security(Amazon) and application of machine learning techniques to security(Microsoft). A final takeaway from the event is that "security is a habit.".