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


Sherri Davidoff
Chief Executive Officer
LMG Security

Sherri is the CEO of LMG Security and the author of the recently released book “Data Breaches.” As a recognized expert in cybersecurity and data breach response, Sherri has been called a “security badass” by The New York Times. She has conducted cybersecurity training for many distinguished organizations, including the Department of Defense, the American Bar Association, FFIEC/FDIC, and many more. She is a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School, and an instructor for Black Hat, where she teaches her “Data Breaches” course. She is also the co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace (Prentice Hall, 2012), a noted security text in the private sector and a college textbook for many cybersecurity courses. Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT. She has also been featured as the protagonist in the book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien”. 

Matt Durrin
LMG Security

Matt manages the incident response and R & D teams at LMG Security. He is an instructor at the international Black Hat USA conference, where he teaches “Data Breaches” He regularly conducts cybersecurity webinars and seminars for hundreds of attendees in all sectors, including banking, retail, health care, government and more. A seasoned forensics professional, Matt specializes in incident response, ransomware cases,  cryptojacking, and banking trojans. 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 was recently featured on NBC Nightly News.