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Black Hat 2023

By August 18, 2023 No Comments

Last week Las Vegas hosted the 26th annual Black Hat conference, the cybersecurity event that showcases the latest research, developments and trends. 

The general consensus at this year’s event was that we all need to pay close attention to cybersecurity. Channel Futures’ Edward Gately reported on the event and said “the cybersecurity community’s overall feelings about security posture get worse and worse each year.” Former hacker, Paul Dant, spoke with Channel Futures’ and he believes that we are on the precipice of a catastrophic security event. Dant hopes that these growing cybersecurity conferences will serve as a wake-up call for people. 

Each year Black Hat attempts to educate and offer collaboration for those in the security community via a combination of training, briefings, demos and networking over the span of a few days. This year, BOCA had multiple clients in attendance including JFrog and Fortanix. JFrog was a sponsor of the event and their end-to-end DevOps-centric security approach was the main topic of discussion at their booth. Visitors sipped on chilled beverages while learning about ‘secure liquid software’ and participated in hands-on demos. 


The Fortanix booth hosted 10 sessions from company cybersecurity experts along with Fortanix partners and customers including Intel, BigID, CyberArk, KeyFactor, and Imperva. The sessions were solution-focused and involved discussions, presentations, and demonstrations of technologies including key management and tokenization.

Security Week’s Eduard Kovacs reported on some of the other exciting announcements at Black Hat, including a new tool that detects AI-generated attacks, a tool used to detect ransomware in MySQL instances, and the launch of GPT-powered phishing simulation testing.

It will be fascinating to watch what security repercussions we face with the expansion of generative AI. Black Hat 2023, like every other aspect of our lives, was infiltrated with an AI takeover, featuring many “artificial intelligence-enabled cybersecurity products and operations.” The possibilities are endless — which could be considered both positive and negative — and the next few years are surely going to be intriguing.