SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, announces the completion of the schedule for Black Hat USA 2016 – an event equipped to provide attendees with the latest information security research, developments and trends. Returning for its 19th year, Black Hat will feature an extensive educational program, spanning everything from mobile hacking to critical infrastructure vulnerabilities, research on the largest automakers and government/state-sponsored attacks. The event will kick off with four full days of separate in-depth Trainings, followed by nearly 120 Briefings – the cutting-edge research handpicked by the expert Black Hat Review Board.
Black Hat USA 2016 will run July 30 – August 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information and to save $300 on your Briefings Pass by July 22, please visit blackhat.com/us-16.
What to See this Year
Black Hat Keynote (Wednesday, August 3)
Dan Kaminsky, co-founder and Chief Scientist of White Ops, will present "The Hidden Architecture of our Time: Why This Internet Worked, How We Could Lose It, and the Role Hackers Play." Dan is an internationally renowned technologist with nearly two decades of experience – he is also one of seven key shareholders with the ability to restore the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) if needed. His famous 2008 identification of a DNS protocol flaw, as well as his work to repair it, solidified his role as one of the leading technologists in the world.
Black Hat Briefings (Wednesday and Thursday, August 3-4)
Created to encompass today's most critical information security topics, the Black Hat Briefings will reveal vulnerabilities that impact a wide range of key areas across the information security industry:
- Android, iOS and Mobile Hacking
- Data Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR)
- Exploit Development
- Human Factors
- Malware + Malware Defense
- Network Defense
- Platform Security: VM, OS, Host and Container
- Smart Grid/Industrial Security
- Web AppSec
For the full list of 2016 Briefings, visit: blackhat.com/us-16/briefings.html.
Black Hat Special Events
In addition to the core research presented on stage, Black Hat will offer a series of special events and activities for further networking and educational opportunities. Some of these events include:
- Removing Roadblocks to Diversity – Luncheon and Panel (Thursday, August 4): Join some of the top women in InfoSec as they share their firsthand experiences and what can be done to remove roadblocks impeding the recruiting, hiring, and promoting, of women in the industry. For more information and to learn about each panelist, visit: blackhat.com/us-16/womens-panel.html.
- Black Hat Arsenal (Wednesday and Thursday, August 3-4): Want demos? Returning to Black Hat by popular demand, Black Hat Arsenal will feature a live tool/demo area where independent researchers and the open source community will showcase their latest and greatest. For the full demo lineup, visit: blackhat.com/us-16/arsenal.html.
Black Hat Trainings (Saturday, July 30 – Tuesday, August 2):
Covering everything from car hacking to malware hunting and web attacks, more than 70 Black Hat Trainings will be offered on the most pressing security topics. These technical, hands-on training sessions provide security professionals with practical courses led by the most sought after security experts in the field. For more information on available Trainings and to register before they sell out, visit: blackhat.com/us-16/training/.
Black Hat Business Hall (Wednesday and Thursday, August 3-4)
Attendees will also have access to Black Hat's Business Hall, which features nearly 260 of the industry's top companies. Attendees will have a chance to view the latest technologies and solutions in the security field, while also visiting the Career Zone, Innovation City, and Vendor Sessions – each offering unique opportunities to learn more about the latest trends and defense innovations in the industry. For more information on the happenings of the Business Hall and Black Hat USA 2015 sponsors, visit: blackhat.com/us-16/sponsors.html.
Top sponsors of Black Hat USA 2016 include: Diamond Sponsors: FireEye, Forcepoint, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, LogRhythm, Qualys, RSA and Tenable Network Security; Platinum Plus Sponsors: AlienVault, Carbon Black, Cisco, Citrix Systems, CrowdStrike, Cylance, Digital Guardian, Fidelis Cybersecurity, Fortinet, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, and Webroot; and Platinum Sponsors: CloudPassage, Code42 Software, Core Security, Dark Matter, F5 Networks, IBM, iboss Cybersecurity, Optiv Security, Proofpoint, Inc., Raytheon Foreground Security, SentinelOne and Tripwire.
Media can register for a complimentary media pass here: blackhat.com/us-16/media-registration.html.
Connect with Black Hat
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Future Black Hat Dates and Events
- Black Hat Europe 2016, Business Design Centre, London, England, November 1-4, 2016
- Black Hat Asia 2017, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, March 28-31, 2017
About Black Hat
For more than 18 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. More information is available at: blackhat.com. Black Hat is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.
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