Black Hat: Lessons For Hollywood

By Bryan Ellenburg

Just a few hours into the Black Hat USA 2014 Conference, one thing is clear:  The systems used to capture, store, transform, distribute, and archive Media Entertainment Content (Features & Television) are under constant siege.  Corporate data, networks, and websites are also constantly being probed for vulnerabilities and backdoors into systems holding valuable Intellectual Property and Confidential Information.  Simple social engineering exercises can lead to the introduction of malware, opening the gateway for criminals and hackers entree into these systems.  Conferences include security panels on “Data Protection at Massive Scale”, “Building a Continuous Security Program for Your Global Perimeter”, “Mobile Device Mismanagement”, and “The State of Incident Response”.  The Black Hat USA 2014 event is held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 6th to August 7th.  Details on the event can be found at