Virtually Impossible to Miss McAfee at Black Hat 2020

By on Jul 24, 2020

Black Hat 2020 is going virtual this year, providing attendees with the latest security research, development, and trends. Every year McAfee presents our latest security research and this year promises to be innovative and informative! You can expect insightful new findings from the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team. Also join us at the virtual booth to shift your cybersecurity left with new SOC solutions and check out McAfee’s advanced device-to-cloud security solutions.

Here’s where you can see McAfee in action online August 1-6:

What should attendees expect from McAfee at Black Hat USA?

Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow, Raj Samani spoke with Black Hat in an executive spotlight interview saying “Every year we present our latest security research and this year promises to be out of this world!! Ahem… I don’t want to give too much away but you can expect some tremendous new findings from the McAfee Advanced Threat Research team. Also, get ready for more SOC options from McAfee with a unique solution that shifts cybersecurity left, as well as even more advanced device to cloud protection.”

Read the full interview here.

Session Title: Balancing The Tug of War: How CIOs and CISOs Can Partner for Better IT

Wednesday, August 5, 10am – 10:20am PT

Speakers: McAfee CIO Scott Howitt, and CISO Arve Kjoelen

The rapid evolution of the digital world has driven great technology innovation and  spawned growth in cyberthreats that range from the annoying to the catastrophic. In today’s IT environment both CIOs and CISOs are integral to the success of any organization. Historically, there has been tension between the two as they both work to balance the needs of the organization to stay on top of technology while securely implementing tools.

These roles are interdependent, since the CIO relies upon the CISO for advice, guidance and risk evaluation while the CISO depends on the CIO for support and infrastructure resources. They must work together with a holistic, integrated approach that empowers every business department within the organization with a clear vision. Information security is no longer an IT support issue, but a strategic business responsibility. Both IT executives must share common goals for security and IT operations to be successful.

In this session, McAfee CIO Scott Howitt, and CISO Arve Kjoelen will explore the tension between these key roles, how to utilize the positive and alleviate the negative effects of that tension and offer practical advice on how CIOs and CISOs can most effectively work together to ensure the needs of the organization are securely met.

Session Title: “Model Hack the Planet” – A New Frontier in Threat Research for Intelligent Systems

Session Available: Wednesday, August 5, 8:30amPT,  ends Thursday, August 6, 4:30PM PT

Speaker: Steve Povolny, Head of McAfee Advanced Threat Research, McAfee

The leading edge of analytic technologies presents a new frontier to security researchers. To address this expanding attack surface, researchers are partnering with data scientists to “model hack,” exposing weaknesses in machine learning models — before attackers do. This talk covers the state of model hacking, introducing new research and progress being made to address issues.

Virtual Expo

Visit the McAfee virtual booth, watch our demo videos, and tweet for a chance to win a gift certificate. (There will be one winner per demo station, who will be randomly selected at the end of the day.)

Be sure to follow @McAfee for real-time updates from the show throughout the week.




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Melissa Gaffney

Melissa Gaffney is a member of the digital marketing team at McAfee. She has seven years of experience in a variety of enterprise technologies, four of which have been focused on security.

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