We’ve wrapped up our 2018 Last Vegas “Cyber Week”, and we wanted to share and relive all of the memorable moments with you again. Thank you to everyone that was able to join us and help make this Black Hat, BSidesLV, and DEF CON “Cyber Week” one of our best ever! It was action-packed with great meetings, activities, meetups, and parties with all of you!
The Black Hat Booth:
We encouraged everyone to “Cover Your ASSets,” and many of you were happy to oblige!
This year, every Black Hat participant received a Synack scratch-off ticket in their registration bag. We asked everyone to come by the booth to see if they won the grand prize. Congrats to all of our winners– We hope you enjoy your TVs, XBoxes, and Apple Airpods!!
Synack Suite Events:
Courageous Women CISOs – A New Perspective on Vulnerability: Strength not Weakness
Today’s threat landscape requires proactiveness in finding vulnerabilities and proactive leadership to shore up our defenses. This event brought together women security leaders from diverse backgrounds and companies to discuss ways to lead their organizations towards forward-leaning approaches when it comes to security.
How Hackers Protect the American Way of Life (and our Elections)
We hosted a panel-led discussion on how crowdsourced security is helping states and DHS scale their security efforts — with a crowd and zero compromise. We know that states are doing a lot in their efforts to strengthen cybersecurity, and election systems are just one piece to a larger puzzle. At this event, we highlighted the notable efforts of Secretaries of State who are committed to not only securing elections, but protecting American liberty on a broader scale as well.
Second-Annual Veterans Happy Hour
Networking, camaraderie and libations abound. Fellow veterans in the cybersecurity field were able to meet each other and enjoy a few drinks in a relaxed setting overlooking the Las Vegas Strip!
How to Get Converged Security Testing – Compliance + Vulnerability Hunting (The Easy Button)
Joined by Nick Trenc of Coalfire, we talked about zero compromise crowdsourced security testing that combines both top-quality, structured pen testing and unstructured testing — both at a cadence that fits efficiently into any operation. A whiskey and bacon tasting made our discussion over lunch that much better.
Synack HackerHangout: Fast Track to Success with the Synack Red Team
Why do the world’s best hackers hack with Synack? Researchers found out at our packed-out HackerHangount event. Chris Gates, one of our top Synack Red Team (SRT) members, shared tech tips and tricks on host hacking and shared advice on navigating the Synack platform, and SRT speakers Patrick Wardle and Mike Sosonkin shared hacking adventures and tips on travelling safe. SRT members, the Synack Community team, and special guests enjoyed a fun night of drinks and networking at the RX Boiler Room!
r00tz Village @ DEF CON — Hack the Pentagon Cyber Heroes Return!
Hackers from our Synack Red Team and cyber soldiers from the US Army gave kids a hands-on introduction to both “blue” (defensive) and “red” (offensive) cyber operations. This year, we taught r00tz kids how to use analytics to detect malicious cyber activity and how to conduct attacks with actual penetration testing tools. Our participants tried real-world “hacks” on a live system!
An exclusive, invite-only event during DEF CON for our Synack Red Team members. SRT and our Synack community team competed in our live poker tournament for the chance to win a winner-take-all $10,000 grand prize! Congrats to @thedawgyg!!
BSidesLV Pool Party
Take two! Synack hosted the BSides LV pool party yet again in 2018. We loved partying the night away with so many fun researchers from around the world. There’s always a good excuse for late night drinks and pool-side fun!
Social Media Love:
Read what everyone was saying and sharing about us!!
Mayank Verma posted on LinkedIn:
“Synack, Inc offers .adversarial approach that utilizes the world’s best hacking talent and pairs them with technology should form the underpinnings of your penetration testing program. Compare the traditional pen test with ADVERSARY TESTING WITH SYNACK”
“@synack full-stack swag”
“At @synack 🙂 one of my favorite platforms”
“Good visit with @synack at #BHUSA”
“The truth is out @synack really do have Bacon & Whiskey @BlackHatEvents
Nahidul Kibria posted on Facebook:
“Oo….ahead to synack event! Limuzine!! Synack”
“#hackerhangout @SynackRedTeam @synack good time, new buddy’s.awesome time.”
“Hack the Pentagon workshop by @synack Kids are having a blast! At #r00tzat @defcon”
“At @synack party.. playing Poker… First time for me:-)”
“Stoked to see @elonmusk today!! Couldn’t get a picture but hey, I got a picture with the @SynackRedTeam at the Poker tournament!! 😉 I also traded my space X hats for @synack hats with @jeffcariker !! What a day!!”
“Guess who won the @SynackRedTeam poker tourney ”
Why you should consider crowdsourcing IT security services | CSO Online
Black Hat USA Continues to Break Records with Blockbuster 2018 Event | Globe Newswire
US midterm election is new battleground for hackers | Financial Times
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