Black Hat Europe 2013 Event Wrap Up Leading Information Security Event Announces International Expansion with Inaugural Regional Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, today announces a successful wrap to the thirteenth Black Hat Europe which took place March 12-15, 2013 in Amsterdam. 45 of the world's top information security researchers presented to over 500 delegates on the industry's top security topics. Also announced at the show, Black Hat will launch a Regional Summit series, the first of which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey September 10-12 at the new Halic Congress Center. For more information visit http://blackhat.com/is-13/.

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This year Black Hat Europe welcomed over 500 delegates, including an outstanding array of security researchers sharing their latest vulnerabilities and research. Among the presenters taking the stage was keynoter Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Pirate Party who presented ideas on the militarization of information technology; Jay Radcliffe, Senior Analyst at InGuardians discussed serious hacks to medical devices; Tobias Jeske, a security researcher at the Institute for Security in Distributed Applications at Hamburg University of Technology revealed ways hackers can take control of vehicle navigation systems;  Donato Ferrante and Luigi Auriemma, Co-Founders and Security Researchers at ReVuln Ltd. uncovered security risks in multiplayer online games  and Robert Leale of CanBusHack who examined vulnerabilities in the luxury car information systems.

 "Every year, Black Hat attendees are surrounded by the brightest and most innovative practitioners from every corner of the globe, on the front lines of both attack, and defense.  The conversations, networking, and opportunities for professional and career growth at Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are second to none," said Trey Ford, Black Hat General Manager. "It's with this in mind that we're launching the Black Hat Regional Summits.  Based on the feedback we've received from our attendees and requests for more intimate venues, we'll now be able to offer our highly technical, hands-on courses in more regional settings. We believe these smaller summits will be a great compliment to our flagship events and we look forward to our first Regional Summit in Istanbul this fall."

Black Hat proudly announces the Black Hat Regional Summit Series, with the first of these events to be held in Turkey. Known for connecting the world's leading information security professionals and practitioners, this three day Regional Summit will consist of two main elements, Black Hat Trainings and Black Hat's Regional Summit: Istanbul 2013, each available for attendance separately.

In the past, Black Hat Trainings have only been available at our three annual international events. Due to popular demand, and requests for more intimate venues, Istanbul is the first region to offer our highly technical, hands-on courses, presented by thought leaders from the international information security community. Professionals attending these cutting-edge trainings will come away with a greater understanding of security risks to the environments and computer systems with which they work every day.

In a specialized one-day format, the first Black Hat Regional Summit will introduce a mix of local in-region experts and researchers from around the globe, discussing the latest trends in information security with an audience of peers. Aimed at senior IT and information security professionals, Black Hat events are known for candid insight and education, providing both technical insight, as well as higher level discussions on trends and market overviews for practitioners, decision-makers and executives.

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