Last week, we brought the Signal Sciences crew to Blackhat and DEF CON. For the uninitiated, this is the security event of the year, only rivaled in size by RSA Conference in San Francisco. In fact, both conferences are so big that they are held almost exactly six months apart from each other every year. With Blackhat and DEF CON descending on the hot soil of Vegas, this is THE week for infosec stories and lore to be created.
At Signal Sciences we have the tradition of taking over a poolside cabana and visiting with customers, friends, and fellow infosec peers. We think of it as a bit of an oasis amidst the conference fray.
This year we had cabanas at the Mandalay Bay during Black Hat and at the Paris Hotel during DEF CON.
So we spread out some towels
And turned up the party…
We had a great time connecting with everyone that stopped by our cabanas. We spoke to groups from both sides of the aisle (DevOps and Security) about Signal Sciences and how we’re making a fundamental shift in the application security space. The meaningful conversations we had only re-confirmed that Signal Sciences is moving the needle forward in the right direction for better web app security.
We plan on doing the cabana again next year and hope to see you there.
If you missed Black Hat and DEF CON, make sure to check out these post-event articles to get caught up:
- Here’s What You Missed at Black Hat and Defcon by Robert Hackett
- The Good and the Terrifying Things at Black Hat 2016 by Max Eddy, Neil J. Rubenking
- Black Hat, DefCon Draw Security Experts to Demo Latest Exploits by Sean M. Kerner
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At Signal Sciences we are building the industry’s first Next Generation Web Application Firewall (NGWAF). Our NGWAF was built in response to our own frustrations of trying to use legacy WAFs while enabling business initiatives like DevOps, cloud adoption and continuous delivery. The Signal Sciences NGWAF works seamlessly across cloud, physical, and containerized infrastructure, providing security without breaking production traffic.