The Gately Report: Black Hat USA Edition with Cisco, IBM, CISA, MoreThe Gately Report: Black Hat USA Edition with Cisco, IBM, CISA, More
Black Hat USA has come roaring back since the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 12, 2022
That’s a wrap for this week’s Black Hat USA 2022 event, which came roaring back after going virtual during the pandemic and returning to a much smaller conference last August.
The event, the 25th Black Hat USA, brought tens of thousands of attendees to Las Vegas from 111 countries. That compares to approximately 5,000 at last year’s mini-event.
Jeff Moss is Black Hat’s founder and CEO. He didn’t expect so many people at this year’s Black Hat event. He also pointed out that attendance still fell short from pre-pandemic levels because the conference usually brings cybersecurity professional from China and other Asian countries, and they’re still unable to travel abroad.
Increasing complexity and how that’s giving cybercriminals an advantage was a big topic at Black Hat. The topic was discussed during a closing keynote with Moss and event content organizers.
Veracode’s Chris Eng
Chris Eng, chief research officer at Veracode, said a lot of the same problems are occurring in cybersecurity, “so we need to be faster at adopting.”
“We know what needs to be done, but we’re not getting it done,” he said. “It’s a little discouraging. We are seeing things get better in pockets … but way too slowly.”
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