We can’t all make it to Vegas for Black Hat, but we can get the scoop on what news came out of the annual infosec conference that took over the Mandalay Bay, and security headlines, for the week. So let’s dive into the top headlines from the week of July 24, 2017:
- Recruiting is flush in Vegas. With more industries than ever – AKA all of them – needing cybersecurity as a function, parties at BH are a way for recruiters to fill jobs.
- Facebook is putting their money where their mouth is and investing $1M in funding for defensive research. They’re renewing their bug bounty sponsorship and working with Harvard to secure democracies. Thumbs up?
- But wait, there’s more. Facebook is calling for diversity and empathy in the cybersecurity workforce, calling out “security nihilism” as an issue facing the industry.
- BH turned 20 this year and Dark Reading took a stroll down memory lane of the 20 best Black Hat talks since 1997.
- Where does academia fit in solving the skills gap equation? In cyber, where what works today might be worthless tomorrow, how can schools prepare the next generation of infosec pros to join the field?
“Hacker Summer Camp” rolls on with DEF CON over at Caesar’s Palace this weekend, surely more headlines to come.