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Linux Threats: A Black Hat 2022 Hot Topic? (Video)

There are usually a few cyberthreat trends that seem to emerge as important themes at each year’s Black Hat conference. And this year, the increase in Linux threats may be one of them.

This may come as unwelcome news to infosec pros who are used to the Linux® operating system (OS) largely flying below the radar of most threat actors, and as a result, rarely becoming a target for infection or attack. But that is changing rapidly, as we learned during our BlackBerry LIVE chat focusing on the increase in threats and threat actors specifically targeting Linux and the critical systems that depend on it.

Linux Threats at Black Hat 2022

The LinkedIn Video session was a preview of “Stories from the Blindspot: Linux Implants – A Silent, Long-living Threat,” being presented at Black Hat on Aug. 10 & 11 at 1:00 pm, at the BlackBerry Booth, #1232. 

Watch the video below, hosted by Ismael Valenzuela, BlackBerry vice president for threat research and intelligence. He is joined by Dmitry Bestuzhev, a BlackBerry most distinguished threat researcher, and Ryan Chapman, principal incident response & forensics consultant, as they share new Linux research details, including prevention, response, and risk mitigation.

The BlackBerry team is delivering a number of powerful sessions at Black Hat 2022, in Las Vegas, on Aug. 10 & 11. See topics and times, here.

And BlackBerry experts will also be sharing the latest about our BlackBerry® solutions with Cylance® AI. Book a customized demo, here.

Steve Kovsky

About Steve Kovsky

Steve Kovsky is former Editorial Director at BlackBerry.