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(Vis a) Viva Las Vegas: Catching Up With Duo at Black Hat 2018!

With August around the corner, infosec professionals around the country are preparing for a week of back-to-back security conferences and events in Las Vegas. Want to see a live debate from some of the top voices in security, get your groove on, or just stop by to say hi to your most-loved security partner? Read on for all the details!

B-Sides

B-sides is a volunteer-organized information security conference, put on by and for the community. B-Sides Las Vegas is the first and largest of these events. This year’s conference begins August 7 at Tuscany Suites.

While you’re there, check out Duo’s own Kat Sweet and her talk Using Lockpicking to Teach Authentication Concepts. Kat will explore using lockpicking as an educational tool for introducing authentication and security concepts. As security professionals deal with teaching many abstract concepts, seeing physical representations of these concepts helps unfamiliar users understand them better. Learn more by checking out her talk in the new Ground1234! talk track.

Black Hat

For more than 20 years, the Black Hat conference has provided an international stage to share the latest information security research, development, and trends for practitioners and vendors. Duo Security will be at booth #471 in the exhibit hall, so stop by to say hello!

On Wednesday morning, join Jamie Tomasello for her talk Holding on for Tonight: Addiction in InfoSec. She will detail the relationship between stress, addiction and relapse, and how it can uniquely affect those in the industry. She will share her story as well as advice on how people and companies can be more inclusive and supportive of those living sober.

Head to Mandalay Bay’s Breakers L Ballroom on Wednesday and enjoy lunch on Duo while you watch an exclusive live event: Everything You Know About Infosec is Wrong. A panel of experts including Wendy Nather, Katie Moussouris, Dave Lewis, Ian Amit, Mike Rothman and others will debate the topics near and dear to their hearts, and what they wish more people got right. Bring your appetite, lunch is included!

On Wednesday afternoon, you can catch Duo Labs’ Olabode Anise and Jordan Wright for their timely talk Don't @ Me: Hunting Twitter Bots at Scale, exploring their research on the economy and effects of automated accounts used to spread spam and malware.

After breakfast on Thursday, join Kelby Ludwig for Identity Theft: Attacks on SSO Systems, a presentation on a newly-discovered SAML vulnerability which has affected multiple independent implementations and poses a risk to the underpinning of many single sign-on (SSO) systems.

All talked out and ready to relax? Duo will be hosting a party on Wednesday night at Fleur in Mandalay Bay you won’t want to miss; so come unwind, enjoy some excellent food and music, and connect with other great infosec minds! RSVP to attend here.

DEF CON

DEF CON is one of the largest hacker conferences in the world, drawing tens of thousands of attendees from around the globe. DEF CON 26 starts August 9, and will be hosted at Caesar’s Palace.

Friday morning, Kat Sweet will be giving her second talk of the week at DEF CON’s Packet Hacking Village. Titled Rethinking Role-Based Security Education, this talk will explore strategies and tactics for developing security education based on employees' roles, access and attack surface, and is a must-see for anyone responsible for developing or maintaining a security communications program in their organization.

Do you like Duo so much you want to see us year-round? Good news! Our recruiters will be part of Queercon’s Diversity and Recruitment Expo, where you can learn all about what it’s like to work for Duo and how we foster an inclusive environment where team members can feel safe being their authentic self.

So whether you are headed to B-Sides, Black Hat, DEF CON, or all three, you’ll have lots of opportunities to learn, network in the community, and catch up with Duo this year in Vegas. We hope to see you there!