14 Top Cybersecurity Trends To Expect At Black Hat Conference
As Black Hat Conference 2021 kicks off amid vendor cancellations and a surge in COVID-19 cases in Las Vegas, CRN speaks with 14 prominent executives to see what cybersecurity trends they expect to be the talk of this year’s event.
DevOps teams typically own API security and are trying to figure out how to do security as efficiently as possible while still meeting modern, post-agile development expectations, according to Mark Weiner, F5’s vice president of product marketing. Developers face a lot of pressure to get applications and updates out faster while still maintaining security, Weiner said.
But the increased use of microservice apps and libraries has fueled a dramatic expansion of the attack surface, Weiner said. In client-side attacks, Weiner said customers end up downloading bad code from a company’s e-commerce website, which can cause significant damage to a company’s brand and credibility.
Like account takeover, client-side attacks pose a huge liability to both a company’s brand and valuation, opening the business up to lawsuits from customers and potentially shutting down a huge portion of the business if the impact of the attack is known, according to Weiner. Meaning, Weiner said account takeover has gone from primarily bot-based attacks to often having human involvement in the process.