At Black Hat Conference, good guy hackers have a bleak view of US cybersecurity
In a dark conference room lit up by large electronic screens scattered across the walls, dozens of engineers are huddled over computers, trying to safeguard their network from hackers. The room is the Black Hat Network Operations Center at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, where 15,000 cybersecurity professionals from companies like FireEyeand RSA are gathered for the Black Hat Conference. The room is not for show; for most of the attendees, the threat of getting hacked is real.
“In security, there’s a general belief we all have – it’s not whether or not you will be breached or attacked, it’s a matter of when,” says Haiyan Song, senior vice president and general manager at Splunk, a cybersecurity company.