Sven Krasser’s Blog

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Black Hat 2017, Machine Learning, Electricity

This year, Black Hat celebrated its 20th anniversary. The keynote moved to a packed Mandalay Bay Arena with some noteworthy production values. On the content side, the conference featured again various Machine Learning (ML) themed talks. Most noteworthy, the Revoke-Obfuscation talk discussed utilizing ML as tool to detect Powershell obfuscations without buzzword abuse (read the abstract).

My sponsored workshop on ML suffered from two power outages — no slides, no mic/speakers. A huge thank you to the amazing audience who stuck around and instead engaged in my improvised ML Q&A while we were waiting for power to be restored. You can find my slides below.

Lastly, I participated in a panel discussion with other infosec ML heavyweights that BrightTalk streamed during Black Hat. You can watch the recording if you didn’t catch it live.