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Heading into Black Hat, cyber community in dark mood on data protection

By Charlie Mitchell / July 1, 2019

Cybersecurity professionals appear increasingly pessimistic about the likelihood of major breaches, attacks on critical infrastructure including election systems, and the effectiveness of government-industry responses, according to a survey of some of those planning to attend the massive annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.

The survey results are being released today in a research report by Black Hat, “Consumers in the Crosshairs,” issued in advance of the Aug. 3-8 conference.

“Based on data taken from Black Hat’s fifth...

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