MERC Participates In Black Hat USA 2016 Cybersecurity Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV (Aug 4, 2016) MERC participated in the Black Hat USA 2016 Cybersecurity Conference held in Las Vegas, NV from July 30 – Aug 4, 2016. Black Hat is a premiere conference built by and for the global Information Security community. It includes four days of intensive security professional training events, followed by two days of security briefings, vendor displays, tool demonstrations, awards presentations, and community networking events.

In addition to two days of intensive training in Adaptive Penetration Testing and two days of training in Adaptive Red Team Tactics, MERC participated in briefings and demonstrations such as Active Directory security, browser security, secure penetration testing, Amazon Web Services security, code assemblers, OS X security, Iranian cyber dominance operations, and side channel vulnerability analysis.


About Mercer Engineering Research Center

Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) is the research and applied engineering arm of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. For over 175 years the University has served Georgia as a highly-respected educational institution. In 1984, the School of Engineering was established at the Macon, Georgia campus, with the charter class beginning studies in 1985.

Two years later, in 1987, the Mercer Engineering Research Center was established under the School of Engineering to provide locally available engineering and scientific services and critical specialized technical skills. Today, MERC functions as a non-profit operating unit of the University, with the Executive Director, Dr. David Barwick, reporting directly to the University president, Mr. William D. Underwood.

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