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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

Pokémon Go-Augmenting Reality for Better or Worse?

If you haven’t seen or read numerous articles or blog posts on Pokémon Go by now, then you must be living in an augmented reality (AR) of your own. With more active daily users than mobile app juggernauts Twitter and Tinder, and more engagement than Facebook, this phenomenon has taken the world (or at least […]

Posted on July 26, 2016

The Ron Burgundy Effect: Fact, Fiction, or None of the Above?

“There was a time, a time before cable, when the local anchorman reigned supreme…” -The opening line to ‘Anchorman’ If Ron Burgundy was real, he and his news team would certainly have fought it out with Bill Bonds. Bonds was Detroit’s most popular anchor in the 1970s and 80s. As a native Michigander, I’m a […]

Posted on June 27, 2016

The Lessons of Laremy

Whoever hacked football star Laremy Tunsil’s Instagram and Twitter accounts might have a job waiting for them with a Presidential campaign. By posting a video of Tunsil taking a bong hit while wearing a gas mask, the hacker changed the trajectory of Tunsil’s life and the future of at least a few NFL teams. This […]

Posted on May 2, 2016

Needing A Safe Space for Originality

The doors Lorenzo Ghiberti created for the Baptistery of Florence are no longer there. Since 1424, at least one set of doors by Ghiberti greeted both the devout and the day-trippers who came by the thousands to see creations that profoundly changed Italy and eventually the world. The second of the two sets Ghiberti crafted […]

Posted on March 29, 2016
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