The Locknote discussion at Black Hat Asia focused on the pressing issues facing the InfoSec community and the key takeaways from day one of the conference. The panelists discussed the challenges of cybersecurity during the pandemic and the importance of focusing on foundational security measures.
- The pandemic has presented challenges for cybersecurity, with companies struggling to expand their environments outside of their traditional sphere.
- Foundational security measures have become more important than ever, with companies focusing on shoring up defenses and addressing vulnerabilities.
- The panelists discussed the importance of returning to basic security rules and thinking about data classification and access control.
- One panelist shared their research on IoT security, highlighting vulnerabilities in firmware and the need for a software bill of materials and security patch distribution cycle.
- The importance of data and its classification was emphasized, with investigations only being as good as the data being collected and analyzed.
The panelists discussed the challenges of companies sending employees home during the pandemic without proper devices or security measures in place. This led to foundational security measures becoming a priority, with companies focusing on multi-factor authentication and increasing VPN licenses. One panelist shared their research on vulnerabilities in IoT firmware, highlighting the need for a software bill of materials and security patch distribution cycle.