Hunting for Zero-Days

  • Date 06 Jun 2019

Hunting for Zero-Days

06 Jun 2019, 12:00 - 12:25

Tech Talks
Language:
English

New vulnerabilities are being found in code daily. Infact, 18,000+ new vulnerabilities are estimated to be disclosed in 2018, with a current growth rate of 27 percent compared to 2017. 

Of course, those are the ones we know about, but what about the unidentified vulnerabilities - the zero-days in your infrastructure waiting to be popped? Would you like to know how to find them?

In this session Jacob will share his expertise of hunting for zero-days.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Where to start when looking for zero-days
  2. What to use - which scripts, other tools 
  3. What to do if you find a vulnerability
  4. How a vulnerability is typically verified
  5. An overview of responsible disclosure practices security researchers adhere to

 

Contributors

  • Jacob Baines

    Speaker

    Reverse Engineer

    Tenable

    Jacob Baines is a Reverse Engineer at Tenable, specializing in writing remote vulnerability plugins. While with Tenable, he has been credited with...

Business Issues covered

  1. What will this session help you to do?
    • Ensure information security projects demonstrate return on investment‎
    • Mitigate the effects of new vulnerabilities and exploits‎

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