Endace Back at Black Hat Europe

Original Entry by : Mark Evans

Well it’s that time of year again. It seems like such a short time ago we were at Black Hat USA, and already Black Hat Europe is here again.

Black Hat Europe, taking place from the 3rd to 6th December, brings together more than 2,000 InfoSec professionals for networking, training and briefings. As a silver sponsor and exhibitor at this year’s event, we are looking forward to engaging again with the Black Hat cybersecurity community—including our Fusion partners, and fellow sponsors, Darktrace and Splunk – and seeing what’s new.

Cyber Skills Shortage: the perennial challenge

One of the interesting things about sponsoring Black Hat in different regions is seeing the common themes that emerge.

At Black Hat USA, back in August at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas there was much discussion about what we, as an industry, can do to combat the extreme shortage of skilled cyber professionals.

This is perhaps not surprising, given Black Hat’s strong focus on practical skills building, training and workshops. But it was interesting to talk to attendees about the challenges that this shortage of skilled people is causing, and what tools and strategies they’re implementing to help address those challenges.

A key theme was how tools like AI can help to reduce the burden on overworked analysts, leaving them free to focus on high-priority threats, and on proactive, rather than reactive, response. We talked to a number of attendees about why packet capture is such an ideal complement to AI tools because it provides the context that enables security teams to quickly prioritize, investigate and respond to the threats that their AI-based tools detect.

It will be interesting to see what attendees in London have to say about how their companies are addressing the cyber skills shortages in Europe.

What we’ll be talking about

We’ll be talking about our recently launched 9200 Series EndaceProbe Analytics Platform, the world’s first Petabyte Network Recording appliance.

We’ll also be showing how the unique architecture of the EndaceFabric allows customers to connect multiple EndaceProbes together to form single logical stacks of probes with multi-petabyte storage capacity that can monitor high-speed links of 100Gbps and beyond. This “stacking” approach, combined with the breakthrough density and price of the new 9200 Series EndaceProbes, gives organizations the ability to record and store weeks of full packet data.

Come and visit

We’re looking forward to catching up at Black Hat. So if you are attending, do drop in and see us. We’re at Stand 306.