SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, announces the full schedule for Black Hat USA 2015 – the marquee InfoSec show of the year. Returning to Las Vegas for its 18th year, Black Hat attendees will have access to one of the most comprehensive lineups of content in the event's history. The week will kick-off with nearly 70 separate deeply technical Trainings, followed by more than 110 innovative research-based Briefings. Covering everything from vulnerabilities within critical infrastructure to exploits against the most popular operating systems, mobile devices and automakers, Black Hat USA 2015 is packed with the very latest work coming out of the industry.
The show will run August 1-6, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information and to save $400 on your Briefings Pass by July 24, please visit blackhat.com/us-15/.
What's Hot this Year?
Black Hat Keynote (Wednesday, August 5)
Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society will present, "The Lifecycle of a Revolution." Widely known for her work with computer crime and security, electronic surveillance and consumer privacy, Granick has defended some of the most notorious accused computer hackers in the industry.
Black Hat Briefings (Wednesday and Thursday, August 5-6)
Selected from the largest pool of submissions in Black Hat's history, the Black Hat Briefings will dive into key topics across the information security spectrum, including:
- Exploit Development
- Human Factors
- Internet of Things
- Network & Virtualization
- OS Host and Container Security
- Reverse Engineering
- Risk Management and Compliance
- Security Development Lifecycle
- Smart Grid & Industrial Security
- Web AppSec
For the full list of Briefings slated to hit the stage, visit: blackhat.com/us-15/briefings.html.
Black Hat Special Events
Peppered throughout the week, attendees will also have access to a number of activities and special events onsite – from luncheons and panels to the annual Pwnie Awards – there are many to choose from. A couple of these highlighted events include:
- Beyond the Gender Gap: Empowering Women in Security - Panel + Luncheon (Thursday, August 6): Join some of the top women in the security field as they share how they got where they are, and how best to recruit, retain, and advance the professional development of women in the industry. For more information and to RSVP before it fills up, visit: blackhat.com/us-15/womens-panel.html
- Black Hat Arsenal (Wednesday and Thursday, August 5-6): Back and bigger than ever, the open source tool and demo area boasts a solid list of independent researchers ready to show off their latest weapons live. For the full demo lineup, visit: blackhat.com/us-15/arsenal.html.
Black Hat Trainings (Saturday, August 1 – Tuesday, August 4)
In addition to the renowned Briefings on the main stage, Black Hat USA 2015 will also offer nearly 70 deeply technical hands-on Training sessions led by some of the most sought after security experts in the field. The Black Hat Trainings offer attendees a separate set of courses on everything from broader offensive security to the latest in penetration testing, infrastructure hacking, mobile application security, and everything in between. For more information on available Trainings and to register before they sell out, visit: blackhat.com/us-15/training/.
Black Hat Business Hall (Wednesday and Thursday, August 5-6)
Attendees will also have access to the action-packed Business Hall that features nearly 200 of the industry's top companies showcasing their latest technologies and solutions. Be sure to check out the new International Pavilion and Career Zone, as well as the Innovation City for impressive startups, Sponsored Sessions for additional educational opportunities, and the ever-popular Networking Lounge. For more information on the happenings of the Business Hall and Black Hat USA 2015 sponsors, visit: blackhat.com/us-15/sponsors.html.
Top sponsors of Black Hat USA 2015 include: Diamond Sponsors: FireEye, Lieberman Software, Qualys, RSA, and Tenable Network Security; Platinum Plus Sponsors: AlienVault, Cisco, Digital Guardian, Fidelis Cybersecurity, HP, Lockheed Martin Corporation, LogRhythm, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Raytheon | Websense, and Webroot; Platinum Sponsors: Bromium, Core Security Technologies, Fortinet, IBM, Optiv Security, Proofpoint, Inc., Tripwire, and ZeroFOX Inc.
For more than 17 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia, and are produced by UBM Tech. More information is available at: http://www.blackhat.com.
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