Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced its experts will share insights on the security of modern-day election systems and the future of disinformation campaigns ahead of the 2020 presidential election at the Black Hat USA 2019 and DEF CON 27 conferences from August 3 – 11 in Las Vegas. The two premier cyber security events bring together the best minds in the industry to provide attendees with the very latest in information security research, developments, and trends. In addition to election security and information warfare, Symantec experts will also be on hand to discuss cloud security, privacy issues, and how artificial intelligence is changing the nature of cyber attacks.
Black Hat USA 2019 Highlights
- Session: Candid Wueest, Senior Principal Threat Researcher for Symantec’s Security Response team, and Jonathan Wrolstad, Principal Cyber Intelligence Analyst for Symantec’s Managed Adversarial Threat Intelligence team, will host a session on Arming your SOC with the Latest in Adversary Defense on Thursday, August 8 from 12:10 – 1:00 p.m. PT (Business Hall Theater A).
- Booth: Visitors can stop by Symantec’s booth #922 in the Expo Hall for interactive sessions led by Symantec security experts, including a 7-minute live-hacking demo showcasing the potential damage cyber criminals can do in a handful of minutes. In Symantec’s 7-minute Showdown and Escape the Cyber Labyrinth challenges, visitors can put their cyber security skills to the test for a chance to win prizes, including an Oculus Rift S. Visitors can also demo Symantec’s new Active Directory Domain Assessment tool that generates a report summary of Active Directory misconfigurations and backdoors based on real world attack simulations.
- Available Experts: Additionally, Symantec experts will be available at the booth to discuss and demo how to update your security posture for the cloud generation with leading products and services, including Integrated Cyber Defense, powered by Symantec, which operates the world’s largest and most dynamic civilian threat intelligence network.
DEF CON 27 Sessions
Symantec Endpoint Team Lead Omer Yair will present Exploiting Windows Exploit Mitigation for ROP Exploits on the DEF CON main stage on Thursday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PT (DC101, Paris Theatre).
Brian Varner, Special Projects Researcher at Symantec, will lead a session titled, “Beyond the Voting Machine: Other High Value Targets in Today’s Election System,” in the DEF CON Voting Machine Hacking Village at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, August 9 at 4:00 p.m. PT (Melrose Ballroom 3-4).
Black Hat USA 2019 will take place from August 3 – 8 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, and DEF CON 27 will take place from August 8 – 11 at the Paris, Bally’s, Flamingo and Planet Hollywood Convention Centers. Visit this page and follow @Symantec on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up with the latest Symantec activities at Black Hat USA 2019 and DEF CON 27, including exclusive contests and giveaways.
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, helps organizations, governments and people secure their most important data wherever it lives. Organizations across the world look to Symantec for strategic, integrated solutions to defend against sophisticated attacks across endpoints, cloud and infrastructure. Likewise, a global community of more than 50 million people and families rely on Symantec’s Norton and LifeLock product suites to help protect their digital lives at home and across their devices. Symantec operates one of the world’s largest civilian cyber intelligence networks, allowing it to see and protect against the most advanced threats. For additional information, please visit www.symantec.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.