July 29, 2015 Leave a Comment
MANDALAY BAY – An upcoming tradeshow at the resort has the Company’s data security team on alert, and you should be too.
Black Hat draws data security experts from a variety of fields and disciplines for six days of training, testing and trend studying. It also has been known to draw computer hackers.
“This is an event where security pros and hackers alike learn the latest techniques for breaking into wireless signals, picking electronic locks and the like,” said MGM Resorts Lead Cyber Security Engineer Tracy Strunk. “It’s a huge conference in the security world. The vast majority of the attendees are here for the right reasons, but a few – whether they are doing it just for fun or have actual ill intentions – have been known to try to test their newfound skills.”
Black Hat, which draws around 10,000 attendees, takes place Aug. 1-6. While the conference is being staged for the second consecutive year at Mandalay Bay, attendees are likely to visit every Strip resort. A similar conference, Defcon, takes place Aug. 6-9 at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. Here are a few data security tips to help protect yourself – and our Company – from potential hackers. READ MORE