Attacking IoT Botnets

02/23/2021 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm CST Virtual

1 hour

  • Corporate
  • Early Stage
  • Growth Stage

Lumen’s cybersecurity practice, Black Lotus Labs, is on a mission to protect businesses and keep the internet clean. In this session you will hear stories from the experts about taking down bad actors and botnets, and will learn about best practices for securing IoT.

Event Start Date:
June 17, 2024
Event End Date:
June 17, 2024
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The explosion of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has long served as a breeding ground for malware distribution. The inability for users to patch many IoT devices has only compounded this problem, as bad actors continue to evolve tactics to leverage botnets for DDoS attacks and other malicious behavior. Black Lotus Labs tracks malware families that present new or distinct threats to the global community, and recently began tracking a new malware family called Mozi.

In this Tech Talk, you will learn how Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs finds, mitigates, and takes down botnets, and will hear about current security challenges with IoT and best practices for vendors in the IoT space.


David Maynor

Principal of Black Lotus Labs Research and Analysis Team at Lumen

David Maynor leads Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs Research and Analysis team, where he builds relationships with key organization and intelligence partners, proactively hunting for and disrupting advanced adversaries. David is an entrepreneur and technical expert with over 20 years’ experience in research, systems, offensive consulting, and a variety of other security related positions in the private sector.