F5 (Pt. 2): The Hunt for IoT and it’s Threat to Modern Life

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Sara Boddy, Director of F5 Labs Threat Research, F5; Brandon Dunlap, Brightfly (Moderator)

About this talk

Our modern world depends on healthy, functioning, IoT devices. Unfortunately many of them are terribly insecure. Cyber attackers know this and have been aggressively compromising IoT devices for years. For the past two years, F5 Labs has been tracking cyber attackers as they hunt, infect, and build “Thingbots” - botnets made from IoT devices. This hunt has developed sizable thingbots like the infamous Mirai, and many others that have the capability to launch globally destructive attacks. These attacks can significantly impact modern life because of IoT’s presence within power systems, transportation systems, airport monitors, emergency warning systems, and security cameras. Join F5 and (ISC)2 on March 1, 2018 at 1:00PM Eastern for the 2nd Part of our three part Security Briefings series where we’ll explore the threat actors behind these attacks, the geographical targets of their attacks, how they are evolving their attack methods, and the types of devices impacted. We’ll include tips on how to start protecting yourself personally, and what you should be doing to protect your businesses.

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