Over the years, South Korea has faced persistent cyber threats from North Korea. Several critical cybersecurity breaches in the early 2000s incited nationwide interest in offensive security. This eventually led South Korea to invest in cutting-edge research facilities to conduct vulnerability research and to establish training centers like BoB. At the same time, offensive security companies, backed by national support, are growing and expanding while developing novel business models. It’s interesting to watch the global offensive security firms’ entrance to the Korean offensive security market that harbors some of the best researchers in the field.
In this talk, we'll explore the present state and the future potential of South Korea's offensive security.