Who Are The Real Black Hats? presented at Blackhat USA 1997

by Ira Winkler,

Tags: Security

Summary : When people hear about computer hacking and industrial espionage they think of those evil genius computer hackers and slick James Bond types. They think that even if they were a target of these people, there is nothing people can do to stop them. Nothing is further from the truth. The real Black Hats are far from smart and slick.
This presentation tells you who you really have to worry about, and most importantly how you would stop and catch them. While a fair portion of this talk focuses on the biggest threats, which include simple errors and your own employees, the threats from competitors (both foreign and domestic), foreign countries, and yes those dreaded computer hackers are discussed in detail to put the true threats companies face in perspective.