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Collective Intelligence


Aug 6, 2019

LAS VEGAS—Akamai Director of Security Strategy Tony Lauro table-sets the annual Black Hat hacker conference with a wide-ranging discussion about some of the threats facing private- and public-sector organizations.

Lauro discusses the changing motivations of threat actors, and describes the challenges facing defenders stuck between hackers seeking profit, social change, or those motivated by espionage.

He also digs into the shifting trend of targeted ransomware attacks, how attackers are leveraging bots to carry out credential-stuffing attacks at scale to perform account takeover attacks, and how sharing of threat data across industries needs to move beyond only industry-specific groups.