BECOMING a penetration tester – or a ‘hacker’ in less polite company – is a rare thing in this part of the world, as Asian parents often push their children to become doctors, engineers or bankers.
This makes Lyon Yang (pic above), senior security consultant with Vantage Point Security, pretty much an outlier.
With apologies to George R. R. Martin, the drama around legitimate security research is starting to rival anything the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens could muster.
Hardly a month goes by without some white-hat bug hunter wedged between a vendor or government threatening legal or regulatory action against disclosures that would serve only to make something more secure. Clearly some points on this vendor-researcher-policymaker triangle just don’t get that subtlety.
An upcoming talk covering security problems in Internet-connected cameras has been canceled after opposition from some manufacturers.
Gianni Gnesa was scheduled to give a presentation titled "Abusing Network Surveillance Cameras" on Oct. 14 at the Hack in the Box GSEC conference in Singapore.
Hack In The Box is set to host its first HITB GSEC security event in Singapore next month with a 3 day single track conference and an all women fireside chat session held alongside the main conference program.
Aimed at showcasing and highlighting next generation global security issues, keynote speakers for the event feature veterans of the security industry and leading security experts including:
Security is an applied science. Security properties and secure design are only valid in the context of a particular application or environment. Similarly, hacking techniques and tools are only useful for exploiting specific types of vulnerabilities.