The general feeling among people attending Black Hat 2017 in Las Vegas this week is not one of confidence. As cyber attacks become ever more common, companies both large and small appear to be lacking the tools, people and processes to combat the cyber criminals. Is this surprising given the increase in companies offering new and innovative cyber security solutions?
In a dark conference room lit up by large electronic screens scattered across the walls, dozens of engineers are huddled over computers, trying to safeguard their network from hackers. The room is the Black Hat Network Operations Center at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, where 15,000 cybersecurity professionals from companies like FireEye and RSA are gathered for the Black Hat Conference. The room is not for show; for most of the attendees, the threat of getting hacked is real.