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Adam Benson

Getting people talking - whether as a news producer, a political strategist, or consumer advocate, Adam Benson has a track record of building buzzworthy discussion.

Adam Benson Has 25 Posts

The “Sputnik Moment” Happening Right Now

Today marks the 59th anniversary of Sputnik, the successful launch of the Soviet satellite and its subsequent 98-minute orbit of our Earth that set off the space race. Sputnik was a call to action to the United States government and the nation’s workforce. American leaders, scientists, and engineers dedicated time, energy, and resources to catching […]

Posted on October 4, 2016

What is a Hacker? Jayson Street @ Black Hat/DefCon

White hat hacker? Gray hat hacker? Jayson Street from Pwnie Express says he’s none of the above. The co-author of the Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network books, Street told us during the Black Hat conference he’s seeing a change in the cybersecurity mindset and the way businesses protect themselves as more criminals target “the […]

Posted on August 16, 2016

Fighting Car Hacking – Lessons from DefCon

The car hacking village was one of the most popular stops at DefCon 24, the annual hackers convention held in Las Vegas. Vrge’s Adam Benson visited the village and spoke with Security Researcher Tim Brom from Grimm, an cybersecurity engineering and consulting firm based in Arlington, VA. Brom knows how to hack your car. He […]

Posted on August 11, 2016

Black Hat/DefCon Analysis: JP Bourget, CEO of Syncurity

JP Bourget is the CEO and Founder of Syncurity, one of the most discussed cybersecurity start-ups at Black Hat and DefCon. During the conferences in Las Vegas, JP sat down with Vrge’s Adam Benson to discuss Pokémon GO, what it is to be a hacker, and – some of the biggest news from the conference […]

Posted on August 9, 2016

Black Hat/DefCon Analysis: Thomas Fox-Brewster, Forbes

Lots of news from DefCon – including hackers hosting a fundraiser for a Presidential candidate! Its a first for the conference. Forbes Tech’s Thomas Fox-Brewster discusses the headlines with Vrge’s Adam Benson.

Posted on August 9, 2016

Black Hat Minute: Teri Robinson, SC Magazine

SC Magazine’s Executive Editor Teri Robinson is one of several reporters noticing just how big Black Hat has become. She talked to Vrge’s Adam Benson about what she saw during the gathering of more than 10,000 hackers in Las Vegas.

Posted on August 6, 2016

Black Hat Minute 2: Ethical Hacker Georgia Weidman

Georgia Weidman literally wrote the book on “penetration testing.” At Black Hat, she is rolling out a new product which will change mobile security as we know it. She discussed “dagah” and what Black Hat means to developers and small entrepreneurs with Vrge’s Adam Benson.

Posted on August 5, 2016

Black Hat Minute: Interview with CSM Passcode’s Jeff Stone

Respected cybersecurity journalist Jeff Stone from CSM Passcode took a minute to talk with Vrge Strategies’ Adam Benson about Day 1 at Black Hat – the yearly gathering of the top ethical hackers in Las Vegas.

Posted on August 3, 2016

The Conversations That Won’t Happen at Black Hat & DefCon

Many of the world’s best hackers and reverse engineers (REs) will be in Las Vegas next week for two leading cybersecurity conferences – Black Hat and DefCon. Hackers will trade innovative ideas and demonstrate new technology designed to make businesses and consumers safer. They will plant the seeds for potential billion-dollar deals that could turn […]

Posted on August 1, 2016
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