Summercon is one of the oldest hacker conventions, and the longest running such conference in America. It helped set a precedent for more modern "cons" such as H.O.P.E. and DEF CON, although it has remained smaller and more personal. Summercon has been hosted in cities such as Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C., Austin, Las Vegas, and Amsterdam.
We are proud to have Zach Lanier speaking at Summercon this year.
Back to the Kitchen: DLP Security Bakeoff, the Sequel
As we all know, computer security products are completely infallible and, themselves, totally secure. Furthermore, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions are, hands down, the panacea for all data leakage woes. But, we decided to pretend for a minute that they weren't, AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!
Despite a plethora of data security and protection standards and certifications, companies and their systems are still leaking information like a sieve. With deployment models ranging from a fat agent on an endpoint, to a blinky-lights box surveilling all network traffic, to some unified threat management gateway with DLP secret sauce, these solutions are ripe for bypass - or worse.
This talk will discuss our previous and current research into a handful of DLP solutions, including their capabilities and their shortcomings. We will demonstrate flaws in administrative and programmatic interfaces and the inspection engines themselves. Additionally, we will revisit the tools and techniques we used to discover these issues.
For more information on this event, please visit the conference website.