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Back from Defcon 21!

August 7, 2013

2013-08-03 15.40.08

Some of the team members just got back form Defcon 21 and there were some good talks this year. Watching Kevin Mitnick conduct his social engineering awesomeness was particularly amusing during David Kennedy and Nick Hitchcock’s talk where they demonstrated in real time how modern malware + social engineering can easily defeat many “next-gen” firewalls. Of course next-gen is nothing more than a fancy marketing term but suffice it to say these overly expensive appliances just aren’t driving the “bang for the buck” that they promise. We’ve got some exciting things coming in the next few months here at spotflux and well we think they’re going to shake things up for some of these “nextgen” guys.