Ransomware & Threat Intel in Las Vegas

At Black Hat 2017 AlienVault ran a neat survey in our exhibitor booth. Security conferences like Black Hat give us a great opportunity to meet so many industry practitioners and leaders. 617 Black Hat attendees took our survey this year.

Javvad Malik took the results of the survey, wove in his experiences and had a series of short discussions with security practitioners to write this new report, Ransomware & Threat Intel in Las Vegas. It features a fun nod to Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Read the report for useful insights that are representative of the larger information security community.

Key Findings

  • Ransomware is the biggest concern among security professionals (42%)
  • Sharing of threat intelligence continues to grow among the different channels 56% of respondents use open source/public threat intelligence feeds
  • For 50% of respondents, the shortage of security workforce is the biggest challenge that has increased over the last year
  • 64% of participants state that they are either “confident” or “very confident” in their organizations ability to detect and respond quickly to a data breach

Speaking of Black Hat, we love to come up with new and innovative designs for our booth as well as cool swag; see below our spaceman in our 2017 Black Hat booth and the fidget spinners we were giving out in the booth.

Don’t forget to check out the whole report from Javvad!


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