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2020 Press Releases

February 05, 2020

Black Hat Asia 2020 to Reveal Vulnerabilities Affecting Industrial Controllers, Wi-Fi Technology, Android Software & More

Black Hat, the world’s leading producer of information security events, announces Briefings highlights for its upcoming Black Hat Asia event, that takes place on March 31 - April 3 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Black Hat Asia offers an immersive program with research-based Briefings, hands-on Trainings, a Business Hall featuring leading solution providers, and a collection of special programs that span all levels of information security.

Black Hat Asia 2020 program highlights include:

  • Hacking industrial controllers, with a talk and live demonstration revealing how an attacker can take over an entire factory by transmitting a single packet that will exploit an URGENT/11 vulnerability.

  • Vulnerabilities discovered in Wi-Fi technology, including researchers who identified security weaknesses in Wi-Fi chipsets found in popular devices from Apple, Samsung, Amazon, and more. Another Briefing will focus on the vulnerability of Wi-Fi drivers before password authentication and will showcase a fuzzing tool to automatically find these vulnerabilites.

  • Android hacks, including vulnerabilities within Android’s instant app framework that could lead to sensitive information leakage, identity theft, and account takeover; and a vulnerability in Android-based smartphones that allows an attacker to take photos and record videos undetected by the victim.

  • A closer look into ZombieLoad, a Meltdown-type attack that leaks data across multiple privilege boundaries such as processes, kernel, SGX, hyper-threads, and even across virtual machines. The attack can be mounted without any user interactions from an unprivileged application.

  • A deep dive into privacy, which will explore various types of biometric data, government and private organization usage of this data, and whether the data collection is covered by the privacy legislation in the APAC region.

Black Hat Asia 2020 Executive Summit
Due to high demand, Black Hat is bringing the Executive Summit back to Asia. On Wednesday, April 1, Asia’s notable security executives will attend the event aimed towards security leaders and forward thinkers. Participants will hear from a variety of industry experts who are helping shape the next generation of information security strategy. The Executive Summit follows Chatham House Rule in an effort to foster an open and collaborative environment.

Classroom-Style Courses - Black Hat Trainings
Prior to the Briefings, Black Hat Asia will offer four days of deeply technical, hands-on Training courses led by some of the brightest minds in the industry. This year’s trainings will span topics covering malware analysis, pentesting, and more. 

Live Demos – Black Hat Arsenal
Black Hat Arsenal will return to Singapore with its highly popular tool and demo area, showcasing the hottest developments from the open-source community.

Black Hat Asia Sponsors
Top sponsors of Black Hat Asia 2020 include Diamond Sponsors: Infoblox, Qualys; Platinum Sponsor: KnowBe4; and Gold Sponsors: Facebook, Jacobs, Mimecast, Recorded Future