It’s no secret that the end of July/beginning of August means one thing in the world of information security: it’s party time. Hackers, suits, and sheep alike are heading to Vegas for the conference trifecta of Black Hat, BSides Las Vegas, and DEF CON. Team OpenDNS is no exception—we’ll be making appearances at all three events this year, as attendees as well as speakers! See all the details below:

Black Hat USA: August 2-7, 2014, Mandalay Bay

We’re upping our Black Hat game this year—in addition to a booth (#964), we also have two presentations on the schedule:

Unveiling the Open Source Visualization Engine for Busy Hackers

Thibault Reuille & Andrew Hay
Wednesday, August 6th; Mandalay Bay Jasmine Ballroom, 2:15-3:15

During this presentation, OpenDNS Security researchers Andrew Hay and Thibault Reuille will unveil an open sourced Data Visualization Engine that will allow any loosely related data to be visualized without endless reformatting.

Catching Malware En Masse: DNS and IP Style

Dhia Mahjoub, Andree Toonk & Thibault Reuille
Thursday, August 7th; Mandalay Bay South Seas AB, 3:30-4:30

Dhia and Thibault from the OpenDNS Security Labs, along with Andree Toonk, Network Manager at OpenDNS, lead this discussion on catching malware at the DNS and IP level using a variety of techniques. These include graph clustering, DNS traffic analysis, AS graph exploration, and investigating suspect IP ranges.

BSides Las Vegas: August 5-6, 2014, Tuscany Suites

Can I Code Against an API to Learn a Product?

Adrienne Merrick-Tagore
Tuesday, August 5th; Tuscany Suites Proving Ground, 4:20-4:50

OpenDNS Product Marketing Manager  Adrienne Merrick-Tagore will demonstrate her technical chops during this session, in which she’ll recount her journey to create an application using OpenDNS’s API—and learn something about the product in the process.

Teach a Man to Phish…

Vinny Lariza
Wednesday, August 6th; Tuscany Suites Proving Ground, 4:20-4:50

Vinny Lariza, OpenDNS Community Moderator, will present on the ever-evolving threat presented by phish. He will also cover the myriad ways the Phishtank community is helping to shut down these scams, one link at a time.

DEF CON 22: August 7-10, 2014, The Rio

Catching Malware En Masse: DNS and IP Style

Dhia Mahjoub, Andree Toonk & Thibault Reuille
Sunday, August 10th; Rio Track Three, 12:00

Dhia, Thibault, and Andree will reprise their talk from Black Hat—sharing innovative ways to snag malware at the DNS and IP level.


We’ll also be sharing content and tweeting throughout the week; keep up with the latest news and updates by following us on Twitter at @opendns and @ThinkUmbrella.

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