Editor's note

Join us at Black Hat 2017 as SearchSecurity editors cover all the breaking news from the twentieth anniversary event. Long a leading stage for revelation of significant new security breaks, this year's conference comes amid a sharp new focus on the nation-state dimension of cyberattacks and advanced defenses.

This year's show, from July 22-27 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, covers the latest trends, technologies and threats -- but especially the threats. 

1Vulnerabilities and attack methods

Understanding vulnerabilities and attack methods is critical to responding to cyberattacks, whether dealing with botnets or ransomware, or anything else. In this ever-changing threat landscape, enterprises and security companies must constantly stay informed. Find out which techniques and vulnerabilities threat actors are using now, and what experts at Black Hat 2017 say should be done to stop them.