#topics arising at the #conference that were most interesting included APT research and threat intelligence, Linux (and embedded) as a targeted platform in much higher prevalence, and Patrick Wardle’s talk on Apple’s security technology Gatekeeper flaws. Costin, the mysterious spook, and Juan’s #talks and papers reflected on the threat intelligence industry as a transformation. One from malware analysis to intelligence brokerage and the challenges already encountered by both individuals being warned to “take a break”, and an industry in need of validation when its work is mostly behind closed doors.
When the discussion went to the floor, participants agreed that this discussion and its many relevant issues is a very important one worth discussing. Guerrero-Saade’s paper is required reading for researchers anticipating their work naively turning towards cyber-espionage investigations. It is a brashly honest assessment of a key turning point for many organizations and efforts.
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