Aug 20 2015 Megan Media, News No Comments

We would like to share some exciting news with you: Effective August 14, 2015 we have been acquired by Symantec Corporation. Our mission has always been to provide the most engaging information security training and simulation solutions the industry has seen. The Blackfin team will join Symantec’s Cyber Security Services group and continue building innovative security training solutions. In the coming weeks, we will be finalizing our plans to integrate our organization, our products, and services. If you have any questions …

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Feb 09 2015 Megan Media, News No Comments

The Hacker Academy has been using Ravello as our cloud and virtualization partner for just over a year, and we chose to do so because they were able to handle our requirements for launching our very dynamic virtual training spaces and threat simulation environments. Recently, we worked with them on developing a case study outlining how exactly we utilize their services. They just published this study which goes into depth on how the labs are put into production and the various needs …

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We are happy to announce that the Art of Memory Forensics, a book co-written by Hacker Academy Senior Instructor Andrew Case, is now available at bookstores worldwide. The book is over 900 pages and covers memory forensics and malware analysis across Windows, Linux, and Mac systems. It was co-written with the other core developers of the open source Volatility Memory Forensics framework. Volatility has been in active development since 2007, and it is one of the most widely used tools …

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It has been about a month since our last Security Round Up, which leaves us with plenty to report on. August 19, 2014 Ebola Virus Being Used as Bait to Spread Malware As people have started to become more aware of common cyber attacks, cyber criminals are using new and innovative methods to compromise PCs. One of the recent evolution of attacks include infecting PCs with phishing emails that talk about the latest headlines. This time, it’s about the Ebola virus …

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THA in Vegas

Everyone’s favorite time of year is upon us! Thousands of information security professionals are descending on Las Vegas for the premier conferences of the year, Black Hat and DEF CON. There’s plenty going on over the next few days to keep everyone more than busy, but we’d love if you’d stop by and say hello to a member of THA’s team. We have two dedicated places where you can find us. On August 6th, we’re hosting a party with the …

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