ISSA – DC Chapter Infosec Meetup Event – Tomorrow, 02-17: Patched Browsers Remain Vulnerable

Tomorrow’s ISSA – DC Chapter infosec meetup event—”Your Browser Wears No Clothes: Why Fully Patched Browsers Remain Vulnerable”—is one of those meetups that you want to attend simply because of the creative title.

Creative title aside however, the ISSA – DC Chapter meetup tomorrow promises to deliver some practical information about browser patches and why they sometimes fail to keep us protected. Whether we’re comfortable admitting it or not, there is an underlying assumption—from the general public and security professionals alike—that having a fully patched browser keeps the bad guys at bay. As the ISSA site says, “[g]one are the days when installing the latest security patches and avoiding questionable web sites meant a safe web browsing experience.” 

Presentor Michael Sutton of Zscaler Labs will talk about a variety of recent attacks that succeeded against fully patched browsers. He will also discuss what can be expected from attackers and how companies, professionals, and the public should be protecting themselves against such attacks in the future.

Get more information about the meetup below.

  • Who: Michael Sutton of Zscaler Labs 
  • What: Your Browser Wears No Clothes: Why Fully Patched Browsers Remain Vulnerable
    o The presentation will discuss how modern attacks are using social networking sites and other commonplace sites with intended browser functionality to develop highly damaging attacks.
  • When: 02-17, 6:30 – 8:00 PM EST
  • Where: Radio Free Asia (2025 M Street NW; Washington, DC 20036; in the first floor conference room)

For more information on the ISSA – DC Chapter, see its description in our NoVA Meetups section. View our Calendar for a complete list of infosec events in and around the NoVA area. Here is a link to the page with information on this meetup.

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