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Identity is Security: A Look Back at Black Hat

With the energy of Black Hat winding down, we had to take a moment to look back on all the news from the show this week. This conference brings a heightened awareness to security perhaps even a bit more than others. There is far too much to unpack from this week’s event, but here are a few of the things that caught our attention.

One of the biggest moments of the show was the keynote given by Paris Tariz, Director of Engineering at Google. Her focus was on taking a more proactive approach to security, including things like strong partner networks and making technology work better for security. For those of us in identity, this is an idea we stand firmly behind, and is something we advocate for regularly. In security, it takes a village!

It’s also no surprise that things like infrastructure and election hacking were subjects buzzing around the breakout sessions and expo floor. Considering states are scrambling to shore up their cybersecurity ahead of this year’s election, and cities are spending billions on smart infrastructure, these are current issues cybersecurity experts are working hard to crack.

Cryptojacking and mining are two words we hear a lot of these days. That’s doubly true for Black Hat. From vendors on the show floor to breakout sessions diving deeper to someone frying an egg on the mining router at a booth, there were ample opportunities to get in on the cryptoconversation. As our CTO and CISO Darran Rolls says, it’s where the adversary has moved and it’s where the money is.

For the SailPoint Crew, it was a week full of conversations centering around how to make identity the common thread in all of these cyber-uncertainties orbiting around us.

Share your experience at Black Hat with us in the comments below, and until next week, stay secure!