1SecTor Highlights Need for More Trust and Cyber-Security Regulations
SecTor, which runs annually in Toronto, has emerged over its 11-year existence to become one of the larger security conferences in North America. The 2017 event ran Nov. 14-15 and included a mix of topics, including government involvement in cyber-security policy, security fundamentals and more involved technical discussions on how attacks are occurring today. IBM Resilient CTO Bruce Schneier made the case in his SecTor keynote address for government regulation to help improve cyber-security for the internet of things, while MIT futurist David Shrier advocated for a new trust data framework that helps to maintain cyber-security privacy. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the SecTor 2017 event.
2It’s Time for Government Regulation of IoT
3Hacking Blockchain Smart Contracts With Botract
4Trust Data Framework Could Improve Privacy
5Government of Canada Details Cyber-Security Efforts
6North Korea Cyber-Army Hacking Tactics Revealed
Security researcher Ashley Shen gave a deep dive talk on the tactics and tools used by North Korean hackers in a SecTor session. North Korean attacker groups make use of a common set of tactics, including software vulnerability exploitation, spear-phishing emails and watering hole attacks. The groups are also related in that they all reuse some of the same code, according to Shen’s analysis.
7How Risk Detection Systems Work
8Learn How to Pick a Lock at SecTor
SecTor isn’t just about digital security; it also provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about physical security in the lockpick village.
Hack Lab Focuses on IoT Security Issues
Tripwire sponsored an IoT hack lab in the exhibitor hall that gave attendees the opportunity to learn about IoT security issues.
9Hack Lab Focuses on IoT Security Issues
10SecTor Will Be Back in Toronto in 2018
SecTor will return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, which is in the shadow of the CN Tower, in October 2018.