Black Hat 2017: hacker survey report

The easiest path to critical data

Published October 2017

The focus on hacking privileged and email accounts reflects a recognition on the part of hackers that traditional perimeter security is no longer a barrier to getting inside networks and gaining access to critical data.

Anti-virus and anti-malware are considered the “least effective and easiest to get past” security technologies by 43% of the Black Hat survey respondents, followed by 30% of Black Hat respondents naming firewalls the easiest security technology to get past.

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