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Black Hat Plans Regional Summit In Brazil

Black Hat expanded its lineup of security events this week, announcing on Thursday that it will host a Black Hat Regional Summit in Brazil this November.

Black Hat expanded its lineup of security events this week, announcing on Thursday that it will host a Black Hat Regional Summit in Brazil this November.

The two-day event will be co-located with IT Forum Expo, and offer two parallel tracks of content on the latest security research, trends and industry challenges, the organizers said.

Both events will take place November 26 – 27, 2013, at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

According to the announcement, the Black Hat Regional Summit in Sao Paulo will introduce a mix of local in-region experts and researchers from around the world, with sessions that will provide candid insight and education for IT security professionals and enthusiasts of all levels.

Some topics on the agenda include:

• Carna Botnet: Telnet’s Threat to the World (and Brazil): Parth Shukla of the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT) will offer attendees an exclusive look into how the first-ever internet census was conducted, the devices that were compromised for the Carna Botnet, and analysis of the data that was gathered – never before shared publically.

• Defeating WhatsApp’s Lack of Privacy: Jaime Sanchez will present a novel way to add a new layer of security and privacy to the popular chat app, WhatsApp. By anonymizing and encrypting conversations, no one will transmit data to the app directly, keeping your conversations truly off the record.

• A Practical Attack Against MDM Solutions: Ohad Bobrov will expose how mobile cyber-espionage attacks are carried out through a novel proof-of-concept attack that bypasses traditional defenses including Mobile Device Management (MDM) features such as encryption.

Attendees registering for the Black Hat Regional Summit will also have full access to the IT Forum Expo.

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