Juillet 30, 2019

Forcepoint X-Labs to present at Black Hat USA 2019

Carl Leonard Principal Security Analyst

Forcepoint X-Labs staff will travel to Las Vegas, USA to participate in the Black Hat USA 2019 conference.  We will meet customers, network around the halls and present on the booth and in the theatres.

Seek us out on booth #622 and we’d very much like for you to ask questions during Wednesday’s theatre presentation.

Curiosity – a force for good?

As you’re perusing conference briefing abstracts and vendor profiles, certain sessions will pique your interest more than others.  What is it about certain options that make them so much more interesting than others?  Curiosity is a unique and powerful motivating force, and it plays a large part in shaping our behaviors in the real world and online.

Dr. Margaret Cunningham, human behavior scientist, Forcepoint X-Labs, will explore this concept in her Wednesday talk “Sparking Curiosity to Change Security Behaviors”.

The talk will explore the science of curiosity and offer strategies to motivate positive security behaviors and increase engagement as a means to mitigate risk within an organisation.

Join the talk if you want to close the gap between what you know and what you’d like to know about how curiosity impacts security.  Learn more about the mechanisms that social engineers and adversaries use to engage people in risky, curiosity-driven behavior--and find out how to harness the power of curiosity to improve security behaviors and protect your organization.  You will also find out why profiling curiosity-driven behavior is so essential to Forcepoint's Adaptive Trust Profile.



Talk title: Sparking Curiosity to Change Security Behaviors

Date: Wednesday, August 7

Time: 4:10pm-5pm

Venue: Business Hall Theater A

Speaker: Dr. Margaret Cunningham


Breach Challenge

Principal Security Analyst, Carl Leonard, will also present on Forcepoint booth #622 setting the audience a breach challenge.  How would your current cybersecurity infrastructure have coped with 3 different scenarios ranging from a malicious insider determined to copy files from a restricted area, a user battling against archaic security policies and a determined nation-state threat actor?  Our booth demonstrations and illustrations will explain how a behavior-based human-centric approach would help in these situations.


We are Recruiting

Visit us at the Career Zone booth CZ102 Oceanside to find out what it takes to work in Forcepoint X-Labs.  We would love to hear from you.



See our events page to find out what else Forcepoint is delivering at Black Hat USA 2019.

We hope to see you in Vegas.  

Carl Leonard

Principal Security Analyst

Carl Leonard is a Principal Security Analyst within Forcepoint X-Labs. He is responsible for enhancing threat protection and threat monitoring technologies at Forcepoint, in collaboration with the company’s global Labs teams. Focusing on protecting companies against the latest cyberattacks that...

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À propos de Forcepoint

Forcepoint est une entreprise leader en cybersécurité pour la protection des utilisateurs et des données. Son objectif est de protéger les entreprises tout en stimulant la transformation et la croissance numériques. Nos solutions s’adaptent en temps réel à la façon dont les personnes interagissent avec les données, et offrent un accès sécurisé tout en permettant aux employés de créer de la valeur.