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Black Hat USA opens early registration for annual infosecurity event in Las Vegas

March 12, 2013

By Rosalind Carr, @Rosalind_at_O

BlackHatLogo2Black Hat returns to Las Vegas for its annual infosecurity event. Offering a number of opportunities for the infosec community, the event boasts more than 70 training workshops such as Advanced Malware Analysis, Attacking, Defending and Building SCADA systems and Android Application Hacking to name a few. Don’t hang about though- these informative sessions fill up quick. Click here to register under the earlybird offer before May 31st.

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Black Hat USA 2012: Today is the last chance to save $1,100

February 1, 2012

**A reminder that Early Bird registration ends February 1, sign up in order to save $1100 off of the onsite price for Black Hat USA 2012. **

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Black Hat USA Keynote Announced:

Black Hat USA proudly presents Neal Stephenson to the main stage Thursday, July 26, 2012. Stephenson will delve into a host of writing and technology-related topics, including his brand new novel “REAMDE.” The novel explores the exploitation of a massively multiplayer online role- playing game through the release of the REAMDE virus – a virus that encrypts all of a player’s electronic files and holds them for ransom. Stephenson will host a special book signing on site after his keynote.

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Not Venturing to Las Vegas This Year? There is Still Time to Register for Black Hat Europe 2012.

Black Hat is returning to Amsterdam March 14-16 at the Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel. This year’s event will showcase the latest in technical security content from researchers around the world. The 2012 event will feature:

– Keynote Presentation from public-key cryptography pioneer, Whitfield Diffie

– Three full days of Briefing presentations: Current lineup available at

– Select single-day training courses including:
Cyber Network Defense Bootcamp by Adam Meyers
Designing Secure Protocols by Moxie Marlinspike
Mobile Hacking II by HotWAN

– Open source tool demonstrations – termed The Arsenal

Sign up now to save over 250 EUROS off of onsite prices. In addition we would like to invite Black Hat LinkedIn members to save an additional 15% off of Briefings registration (excludes training) by registering with the code: EULINK2PROM

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New Infosec show in town: Security B-Sides arrives in London – Call for speakers!

February 3, 2011

By Steve Gold, @stevewgold

It’s taken almost two decades, but Infosecurity Europe – held each spring in central London – has a rival. In the same week, no less!

Well, not exactly a rival – more a parallel universe called Security B-Sides, which is billed as an `unconference’ which takes place on day two of Infosecurity Europe’s three-day run across town.

Unlike Infosecurity, Security B-Sides – organised by a team of experienced volunteers – is a collaborative effort, with this, the first UK event, scheduled to have just a few hundred attendees.

There have been 13 events in the Security B-Sides calendar in the US, where the first ever conference, sorry, unconference, was held in parallel with Black Hat USA back in 2009.

The event looks interesting. It’s actually a shame that the conference is taking place in parallel with Infosecurity Europe, as the speaker list looks attractive, but given the fact that there will be around 12,000 warm bodies in London with an interest in IT security that week, it’s entirely understandable.

Like the low-key Chaos Computer Club conferences held each Christmas/New Year in Berlin, there will be presenters at Security B-Sides that will reveal riveting security geek stuff. And that’s just for starters.

The event stands a good chance of taking off and, if it does, it will probably move to just after Infosecurity Europe next year or the year after, making it an add-on event, in much the same way that Black Hat comes after DefCon in Las Vegas each summer.

Matt Summers, Security B-Sides’ London founder and a Symantec consultant, describes the event as a movement by the information security community.

“It is not your typical conference, as the events expand the spectrum of infosecurity discussions by encouraging participants to give voice, creation and refinement to the ‘next big thing’,” he added.

“The London conference has already seen an enthusiastic welcome from the Infosec community in the UK and Europe by having the quickest sell-out in Security B-Sides history,” he added.

Mike Dahn, founder of Security B-Sides worldwide, also added his voice, noting that B-Sides is about collaboration, not merely exposition.

“The events provide an open platform that gives security experts and industry professionals the opportunity to share ideas and insights, and develop relationships with others in the community. B-Sides London will provide a rare opportunity for attendees and speakers to directly connect and create trusted relationships with key members of the security community,” he said.

Verdict? Definitely worth checking out – if you’re quick, you might even be able to present at the event. Deadline for submissions is February 15th.