Pandora FMS visits Black Hat MEA 2022, the event of the year
Alexander, what would you say Black Hat MEA was like for Pandora FMS?
What did you learn from a place like Saudi Arabia and its people?Saudi Arabia surprised me a lot. It is a country that is growing very fast. Although it still retains authenticity in the mud buildings in the middle of the desert and the spectacular sunsets on the dunes. Its people are super friendly and are willing to help you in everything necessary to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Most people speak English so it was very easy to communicate. And I was hugely impressed that everything there is “go big or go home”: great plates of food, huge malls… I would go visit the country again, without a doubt, to continue finding out more about its culture.
And you, Alberto? What do you think Pandora FMS contributed to Black Hat MEA?I believe at least that Pandora FMS contributed to difference and originality, compared to the rest of solutions that showed up to the event. As you already know, Black Hat MEA was focused in cybersecurity, meaning there were thousands aimed at email or mobile security, others focused in failure detection and there were those that avoid intruder access to devices. Well Pandora FMS, among all of them, proved to be the tool that better looked after device health. That its essential security feature is simply to prevent device malfunction thanks to monitoring, was something that stood out above the rest.
Any special memories of such an incredible journey?It’s a tough question, because the whole trip was incredible. The kindness and “brotherhood” of the people was shocking. It was surprising the diversification of cultures that we experienced with people from all over the world, and the number of students who visited us asking really difficult questions to answer… But, if you insist, I’ll tell you a very funny moment that stuck with me. During a demo we could see that a group of students from the women’s university in Riyadh stared at us and laughed. When we finished the demo, we invited them to ask things about Pandora FMS and we took the opportunity to ask them why they were laughing during my demo, you know, in case we had failed at something… Their answer, while laughing, was that the word “Pandora” in Arabic is “Tomato”. For the rest of the event we struggled, at the booth, to say Pandora FMS without a smile on our faces.
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Of course, one of the things that Pandora FMS can control is the hard disks of your computers.