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 Davidoff is the CEO of LMG Security and the author of “Data Breaches: Crisis and Opportunity.” As a recognized expert in cybersecurity, she has been called a “security badass” by the New York Times. Sherri is a regular instructor at the renowned Black Hat trainings and a faculty member at the Pacific Coast Banking School. She is also the co-author of Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace (Prentice Hall, 2012), and has been featured as the protagonist in the book, Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien.” Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN) and received her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.  Her latest book, “Ransomware and Cyber Extortion,” will be published this year.

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.