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IDG Contributor Network: Black Hat basics: Ruminations on 19 years of Black Hat Briefings

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    Las Vegas in August. Common sense might suggest those things go together about as well as wearing mohair in the Mojave. From a security perspective, however, it means making the annual pilgrimage to the land where what happens there stays there, to participate in the week-long activities surrounding one of the oldest standing (and best) security conferences: the Black Hat Briefings.

    It is said that a smart person learns from past mistakes, while a wise one learns from the mistakes of others. In an era in which the world seems to be burning in front of our eyes, and one in which the threat of cyberattacks has become as common as the myriad of emails from wealthy African princes waiting to share their bounty with each of us if we just send money, it’s sometimes a good thing to look at how we got to where we are, what we can learn from our experience, and what we can pass on to the next generation (so that maybe they can improve on what our peers began!).

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