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Fortinet to Attend Black Hat 2019 in Las Vegas

By Fortinet | July 29, 2019

Black Hat USA 2019 will host an estimated 19,000 InfoSec professionals who will gather to share critical information that can benefit the cybersecurity community as a whole. By discussing the latest cyber threat trends and security product updates, attendees will play an active role in defending against evolving cyber crime tactics.

Fortinet at Black Hat USA

With a continued commitment towards cybersecurity education and threat intelligence sharing, Fortinet is proud to be returning to Black Hat USA 2019 as a Platinum Plus Sponsor. As the threat landscape continues to expand rapidly, our team is dedicated to helping attendees take an active role in defending against potential risks.

At booth #630, attendees will have a number of opportunities to acquire the knowledge required to stay secure amid evolving threats. On August 7th and 8th, our team of experts will be ready in the Business Hall to answer questions and discuss how to establish an effective security strategy. This year, attendees can expect to see:

Live Demo Sessions: Our team of experts will be providing demonstrations on cloud security, Secure SD-WAN, IoT security, and security operations. These live demos will highlight Fortinet’s role in securing a range of environments by enabling full visibility and control of the network.

Fortinet Security Fabric Theater: As well as live demo sessions, visitors to the Fortinet booth can also hear from some of our product experts and partners about how Fortinet solutions protect the entire end-to-end infrastructure without compromising network performance

Expert Bar: Attendees will have the chance to meet with members of the Fortinet Technical Marketing team and get answers to any questions they may have about security technology.

Understanding the Latest Cyber Threat Trends: Fortinet Sessions at Black Hat USA

As cyber threats continue to evolve, the sharing of threat intelligence is critical to gain a better understanding of patterns and where they could lead to next. Once established, this information can then be used to better educate employees about the steps they can take to stay secure and avoid falling victim to a potential attack. With this in mind, Fortinet will be hosting two sessions around the tracking and analysis of attack vectors and trends:

Tracking Threat Campaigns to Stay Ahead

On August 8th from 1:30 – 2:20 PT, Fortinet will also be hosting a session which will center on the important role threat intelligence plays in understanding cyber trends. This session, Mapping the Adversary: Playbook Development & Response, will be led by Derek Manky, Chief of Security Insights at Fortinet, in Business Hall Theater B.

When analyzing cyber threats, security teams may face challenges due to ever-changing tactics, techniques, and procedures. By developing a playbook, experts can effectively track these changes and make updates to response strategies. In addition, this up-to-date intelligence can be shared with others within the cybersecurity community as a means of improving defense strategies across industries.

This session will explore the factors that go into playbook development, including potential challenges. It will also cover real-world experiences and success stories that came about while using STIX v2 and the MITRE ATT&CK framework and establishing collaborative partnerships to produce playbooks.

Malware Analysis & Automation Framework

FortiGuard Lab’s Chris Navarrete will host this session, BLACKPHENIX: Malware Analysis & Automation Framework, on Thursday, August 8th from 10:00-11:20 PT. This discussion will look at various approaches developed through the years for malware analysis, varying from static, dynamic, behavioral, network, memory, and automated. This can result in oversight of key details such as unexplored code paths, self-defense mechanisms, and more.

This framework focuses on consolidating, correlating, and cross-referencing the data collected between analysis stages by the execution of Python scripts and helper modules, providing full synchronization between the debugger, disassembler, and supporting components. The presentation will include a live demo of the system processing real different categories of malware taken from the wild.

Final Thoughts

As a Platinum Plus Sponsor, Fortinet is proud to be attending Black Hat USA, now in its 22nd year. In an effort to promote collaboration and intelligence sharing, our team of experts will be meeting with attendees to discuss the latest cyber threat and solution trends.

What: Black Hat USA 2019
Where: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
When: August 3rd – 8th, 2019

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