Locknote: Conclusions and Key Takeaways from Day 2

Conference:  BlackHat USA 2020



The Locknote presentation at Black Hat Asia 2020 discussed the pressing issues facing the InfoSec community and how these trends will impact future InfoSec strategies.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for cybersecurity, including expanding environments outside of traditional spheres and scaling up defenses.
  • IoT devices still have vulnerabilities, and vendors are slow to release patches.
  • End user knowledge gaps in cybersecurity are a challenge, but there has been some improvement in understanding the importance of security.
  • Foundational security measures, such as multi-factor authentication and segmentation, are crucial.
  • Training users through phishing campaigns and implementing regulations or requirements can improve cybersecurity.
The speaker mentioned that some financial services companies in Hong Kong have a one or two strike policy for clicking on phishing emails, where the punishment for a second offense is dismissal from the company.


At the end of day two of this year's virtual conference, join Black Hat Review Board members Rodrigo Rubira Branco, Aanchal Gupta, Kymberlee Price, and Stefano Zanero for an insightful conversation on the most pressing issues facing the InfoSec community. This Locknote will feature a candid discussion on the key takeaways from day two and how these trends will impact future InfoSec strategies.