How The Dark Web Works

What makes the dark web so dark? In this talk, we’ll show you how the dark web works, explore extortion sites where criminal gangs publish stolen data, and show you screenshots of darknet markets where criminals peddle hacking tools, stolen personal info and more. Learn about “onion routing,” and see how criminals set up Tor and use it to browse the myriad of offerings. We’ll also show you how much your data is currently worth on the black market, with brand new screenshots of the current stolen goods. Finally, we’ll discuss how the current underground trends relate to the latest threats, and how to protect yourself in the coming year.

Speakers


Matt Durrin
Director of Training and Response
LMG Security

Matt Durrin is the Director of Training and Response for LMG Security, a Black Hat instructor, and the co-author of the upcoming book, “Ransomware and Cyber Extortion”. A seasoned forensics professional, Matt specializes in incident response, ransomware cases, cryptojacking, and banking trojans. He regularly conducts cybersecurity webinars and seminars for hundreds of attendees in all sectors, including banking, retail, health care, government and more.  Matt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Montana and previously worked as a “blue team” field technician/system administrator for over 10 years. His malware research has been featured on NBC Nightly News.

Derek Rowe
Security Consultant
LMG Security

Derek is a cybersecurity researcher who investigates new cyber trends on the dark web for LMG Security. As someone who has always been intrigued by computers, Derek compares Networking to a never-ending puzzle that he’s passionately engaged in solving. He holds the following certifications:
TestOut Corporation: PC Pro Certification
CompTIA IT Operations Specialist – CIOS Stackable Certification
CompTIA Network+ CE Certification
CompTIA A+