If you're going to be in Ireland on November 19, please consider paying a visit to the fantastic IRISSCON Security Conference, held in Dublin.
I'll be exploring the wonderful(!) world of advertising in a presentation called "Bad Ads", with a particular focus on the below topics in my talk:
- Malvertising, and what you can do to protect yourself
- The history of rogue advertising, and the gradual shift away from Adware applications to paid ads
- The many different ways you can be served an ad, the various types of ad in use and the many unexpected places you might see one
- The slowly escalating war between ad networks and ad blockers, and how individuals and businesses are being caught in the crossfire
It's a problem that affects everybody, and it only takes one single bad ad to give your desktop and network a costly headache.
I've done a couple of IRISSCON events in the past, and they've always been extremely informative with a lot of great presentations and events going on throughout the day. You can register now, to the tune of 25 Euros. Bargain!