Black Hat Day 2: Trust No One

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If my first day at Black Hat was all about insider threats and ransomware, my second was focused on attackers. I had the opportunity to speak with a number of experts about how attackers are hitting systems and – arguably more importantly – why they are doing so.

So what motivates cybercriminals? Experts from Deloitte told me that, unsurprisingly, they are motivated by money. When I asked about penetration of critical infrastructure systems, an expert from FusionX said that adversaries may be “preparing the battlefield” in case they ever go to war with the United States.

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