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Published: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:27:14 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:30:14 -0800

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Black Hat USA 2010 Training: Pentesting with Backtrack by Offensive Security

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:30:10 -0800

This intense four day hands on course is taught by the creators of Backtrack. The course has sold out by June with double digit waitlist every year that we have offered the course. This will be our third year and it is 25% full in the first week of registration. If you are interested in taking the course, register by April 1 to get the best pricing. And a guaranteed seat.



Black Hat USA 2010 Training: Application Security: For Hackers and Developers

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 12:03:47 -0800

By the end of this course, you will be able to: research and develop an exploit from scratch by auditing code or fuzzing an application, reverse engineering the issue, and developing a exploit for the vulnerability you discovered. This knowledge will help developers produce better code, and will help security researchers or malware analysts in their daily tasks



Black Hat USA 2010 Training: Assaulting IPS

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 08:31:11 -0800

Learn to be become a skilled and knowledgeable IPS tester.






Black Hat USA 2010 Registration Now Open!

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 11:24:48 -0800

The Super Early Bird Rate closes on April 1.



Black Hat USA 2010 Call for Papers Closes May 1

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 11:24:14 -0800

Call for Papers for US 2010 is now open. Submit early since we had over 400 submissions last year for 90 speaking slots.



Black Hat Europe 2010 Call for Papers Closes March 1

Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:10:12 -0800

We have just completed our first round of selections for Europe (to be posted by the end of the week). If you are interested in presenting in Barcelona, best to get those submissions in!



Feb 18 Webcast

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 13:27:07 -0800

Sign up for the Feb 18th Webcast, receive EUR 150 off Black Hat Europe 2010 Briefings Registration.



Black Hat DC 2010 - News - Security chip that does encryption in PCs hacked

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 12:32:08 -0800

Chris Tarnovsky's DC 2010 presentation has been written up by the Associated Press.



Black Hat DC Keynote

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 07:04:29 -0800

We would like to announce that Gregory Schaffer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Greg Schaffer as Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications



Black Hat Europe 2010 Registration Now Open

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 08:20:53 -0800

Registration for Black Hat Europe 2010 Briefings & Training is now open. The Super Early rate closes on February 1.



Black Hat DC Reminder: Regular registration rate ends January 15

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 12:03:38 -0800

Register early to save $500 from the onsite rate.



Black Hat DC 2010 Hotel - Group Rate Extended

Thu, 07 Jan 2010 11:52:54 -0800

Black Hat DC 2010 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. The Group Rate has been extended to January 18. Last year we sold out. Reserve early and have the convenience of staying at the venue hotel.



Official Announcement: Black Hat Abu Dhabi 2010

Wed, 16 Dec 2009 12:56:13 -0800

Black Hat is proud to announce its first ever event in Abu Dhabi. The event will host top-tier public and private sector security professionals from the Middle-East region as well as industry researchers and underground hackers from around the world to dissect the latest in information security. For more information visit www.blackhat.com.



Black Hat DC 2010 Early Bird Registration

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 13:50:48 -0800

Save $200 by registering by December 15!



Visit the Black Hat booth during the Dec 9th virtual event and have access to all 2009 Black Hat event presentations.

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 15:07:43 -0800

If you missed a chance to see one of the Black Hat presentations from our 2009 events, visit the Black Hat boot at the Dec 9th virtual event. You will have access to view all of the recorded presentations from DC, EU and USA 2009. Register now!



Register for the Dec 9th Virtual Event & Save $250 for Black Hat DC 2010 Briefings

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:54:09 -0800

Black Hat and Dark Reading are hosting their first-ever joint virtual event, exploring the security landscape for the next ten years – and how you can prepare for what lies ahead - today. In addition, Black Hat will host its annual DC event and as a special offer, if you register for the free upcoming virtual event on Dec 9th you will receive a $250 discount* to Briefings. Visit the promo page to learn more.



Black Hat DC 2010 Hotel - Group Rate Available

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 10:38:51 -0800

Black Hat DC 2010 will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. The Group Rate closes on January 7. Last year we sold out. Reserve early and have the convenience of staying at the venue hotel.



Black Hat & Dark Reading Virtual Event December 9th - IT Security The Next Decade

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 10:03:58 -0800

InformationWeek’s Dark Reading and Black Hat come together for their first-ever joint security virtual event, exploring the security landscape for the next ten years – and how you can prepare for what lies ahead - today. 



Black Hat DC 2010 Briefings Call for Papers - Last Day to Submit

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 11:46:32 -0800

Deadline for submissions is today, December 1.



Black Hat DC 2010 Speakers Selected - Round 1

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 11:44:39 -0800

First round of Black Hat DC 2010 speakers have been selected.

We have a second round that should be coming through in the next week or so... which leaves very few slots (less than 10) left...

If you have great research and want a chance to present, please complete the Call for Papers application ASAP since that closes on December 1 although it may close earlier if we fill the remaining slots before then.



Black Hat Webcast #14 - New Frontiers in Forensics w/Matthieu Suiche

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:57:09 -0700

Thursday, Oct 29th Time: 1:00 pm PT/4:00 pm ET Register at
http://bit.ly/XXiuG

Physical memory is definitely a goldmine of information and its analysis is
part of several practices including troubleshooting, incident response,
forensics investigation, etc. This webcast aims at explaining one major
point and step: Why using Microsoft Crash Dump file format is way more
efficient than a common raw dump under a Windows machine for forensics
analysis.



Black Hat Webcast No. 13 - Privacy/Anonymity

Fri, 18 Sep 2009 11:27:44 -0700

The September webcast will focus on Privacy/Anonymity featuring Matt Wood's work on Veiled: a browser-based darknet project. Veiled is a proof of concept that allows anyone to join from any platform which has a web browser whether a PC or an iPhone. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate the Veiled darknet and look at the technical implementation and challenges of such features, we also explore some interesting properties of browser-based darknets.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 1:00 pm Pacific/4:00 pm Eastern




Black Hat DC 2010 Briefings Call for Papers Now Open

Wed, 02 Sep 2009 09:35:11 -0700

The Call for Papers for DC 2010 is now open. Deadline for submissions is December 1.



Black Hat Webcast #12: USA 2009 Wrap-Up - Today - Thursday, Aug 27

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 08:15:13 -0700

Get one on one access with some of the hottest presenters from the most daring security event in the world.

Black Hat Webcast #12 is Thursday, August 27 at 1300 PST/16:00 EST and will be a wrap-up of Black Hat USA 2009 with some of the hot talks from the live event. Several of the speakers will discuss their work presented in Las Vegas and give you an opportunity to ask questions about their research.

Webcast participants: 
Zane Lackey and Luis Miras: Attacking SMS
David Dewey: The Language of Trust, Exploiting Trust Relationships in Active Content
Moxie Marlinspike: More Tricks For Defeating SSL
Alex Stamos: Cloud Computing Models and Vulnerabilities, Raining on the Trendy New Parade





Black Hat Webcast #12: USA 2009 Wrap-Up - Thursday, Aug 27

Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:17:38 -0700

There is still time to register for our free webcast. Black Hat Webcast #12 is Thursday, August 27th at 1300 PST/16:00 EST and will be a wrap-up of Black Hat USA 2009 with some of the hot talks from the live event. Several of the speakers will discuss their work presented in Las Vegas and give you an opportunity to ask questions about their research.

Webcast participants: 
Zane Lackey and Luis Miras: Attacking SMS
David Dewey: The Language of Trust, Exploiting Trust Relationships in Active Content
Moxie Marlinspike: More Tricks For Defeating SSL
Alex Stamos: Cloud Computing Models and Vulnerabilities, Raining on the Trendy New Parade





Black Hat Webcast #12: USA 2009 Wrap-Up - Rescheduled

Wed, 19 Aug 2009 10:48:34 -0700

The August Webcast has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 27th at 1300 PST/16:00 EST and will be a wrap-up of Black Hat USA 2009 with some of the hot talks from the live event. Several of the speakers will discuss their work presented in Las Vegas and give you an opportunity to ask questions about their research.




Black Hat Webcast #12: USA 2009 Wrap-Up

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 10:03:56 -0700

The August Webcast is Thursday, August 20th at 1300 PST/16:00 EST and will be a wrap-up of Black Hat USA 2009 with some of the hot talks from the live event. Several of the speakers will discuss their work presented in Las Vegas and give you an opportunity to ask questions about their research.




Black Hat USA 2009 Speaker Presentation Materials - Alexander Tereshkin and Rafal Wojtczuk

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 14:51:02 -0700

The following speakers have submitted updated presentation materials:

Introducing Ring -3 Rootkits by Alexander Tereshkin and Rafal Wojtczuk
Attacking Intel® Bios by Alexander Tereshkin and Rafal Wojtczuk






Black Hat USA 2009 Speaker Presentation Materials - Aug 11 - Added and Updated

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:38:39 -0700

The following speakers have submitted updated presentation materials:
Embedded Management Interfaces: Emerging Massive Insecurity by Hristo Bojinov
Advanced Mac OS X Rootkits by Dino Dai Zovi
Lockpicking Forensics by Datagram
A 16 bit Rootkit and Second Generation Zigbee Chips by Travis Goodspeed
Mo' Money Mo' Problems: Making A LOT More Money on the Web the Black Hat Way by Jeremiah Grossman and Trey Ford
More Tricks For Defeating SSL by Moxie Marlinspike




Black Hat USA 2009 Speaker Audio and Video - Aug 11 - Added and Updated

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:38:51 -0700

Video from the following presentations are available to see:
The Language of Trust: Exploiting Trust Relationships in Active Content by Mark Dowd, Ryan Smith and David Dewey
"Smart" Parking Meter Implementations, Globalism, and You by Joe Grand, Jacob Appelbaum and Chris Tarnovsky
Gizmo: A Lightweight Open Source Web Proxy by Rachel Engel
Something about Network Security by Dan Kaminsky
Cloudburst: Hacking 3D (and Breaking Out of VMware) by Kostya Kortchinsky
More Tricks For Defeating SSL by Moxie Marlinspike
Cloud Computing Models and Vulnerabilities: Raining on the Trendy New Parade by Alex Stamos, Andrew Becherer and Nathan Wilcox

Audio from the following presentations are available to hear:
"Smart" Parking Meter Implementations, Globalism, and You by Joe Grand, Jacob Appelbaum and Chris Tarnovsky
Cloudburst: Hacking 3D (and Breaking Out of VMware) by Kostya Kortchinsky
Re-conceptualizing Security by Bruce Schneier
Cloud Computing Models and Vulnerabilities: Raining on the Trendy New Parade by Alex Stamos, Andrew Becherer and Nathan Wilcox




Black Hat USA 2009 Speaker Materials Now Online

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 11:58:58 -0700

Speaker materials - slides, whitepapers and tools are now available for download.
Content will be updated as we will posted as we receive them.



Black Hat USA 2009 Onsite Registration Now Open

Sat, 25 Jul 2009 16:12:09 -0700

Onsite Registration now open.



Black Hat Online Registration Closes in 24 hours

Tue, 21 Jul 2009 07:54:09 -0700

Reminder! Online Registration closes on July 22 and turns over to Onsite Rates thereafter.



Black Hat Online Registration Closes on July 22

Fri, 17 Jul 2009 12:40:28 -0700

Reminder! Online Registration closes on July 22 and turns over to Onsite Rates thereafter.



Black Hat Breakouts Schedule

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:26:45 -0700

The Black Hat Breakout Schedule is now online! 

We still have a few slots available for delegates who would like to hold a session.

Working on an open source project? Want to hash out your latest research with other like-minded researchers? Want to get other people in the community interested and participating in your project?

This year, we are pleased to offer those who are working on collaborative projects a chance to have a meet-up at Black Hat USA 2009. We can provide a room set up with a projector and screen so that people who are already attending the Black Hat Briefings can gather to discuss projects in depth. This space is set aside for those who are looking for a quiet, informal space for an hour to present and discuss their in-progress research topics.

Please email cfp@blackhat.com if you are interested in hosting a breakout session.



Academic Pass Applications Closes Today

Thu, 16 Jul 2009 17:22:48 -0700

Selected



Black Hat Breakouts

Fri, 10 Jul 2009 01:50:33 -0700

Working on an open source project? Want to hash out your latest research with other like-minded researchers? Want to get other people in the community interested and participating in your project?

This year, we are pleased to offer those who are working on collaborative projects a chance to have a meet-up at Black Hat USA 2009. We can provide a room set up with a projector and screen so that people who are already attending the Black Hat Briefings can gather to discuss projects in depth. This space is set aside for those who are looking for a quiet, informal space for an hour to present and discuss their in-progress research topics.
For more information, email cfp@blackhat.com



Regular Registration Ends Tomorrow!

Tue, 30 Jun 2009 07:36:52 -0700

The Regular Registration Deadline is July 1. Register Now to take advantage of discounted rates for both Briefings and Training.





USA 2009 Presentation Update: A 16 bit Rootkit and Second Generation Zigbee Chips by Travis Goodspeed

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:47:03 -0700

Travis Goodspeed promises a live demo and new vulnerability release for his presentation at USA 2009.



USA 2009 Day 2 Keynote Announced

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:31:59 -0700

Robert F. Lentz, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber, Identity and Information Assurance (CI&IA) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration/Chief Information Officer, will be the Day 2 Keynote at the USA 2009 Briefings.

Mr. Lentz, as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in both the Bush and Obama administrations and the first Senior Information Assurance Official for the Department of Defense serving since Nov 2000 will provide his perspective and lessons learned over several decades working in the cyber security field. Mr. Lentz will outline his future vision and goals and those critical policy, technical and operational challenges facing us in this race to leverage the power of the internet.



Regular Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:54:52 -0700

The Regular Registration Deadline is July 1. Register Now to take advantage of discounted rates for both Briefings and Training.





USA 2009 Briefings Track: Metasploit

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:32:20 -0700

Newly announced tracke for Day 1, July 29:

Four Turbos, 20 minutes each:
Dino Dai Zovi: Macsploitation with Metasploit
Mike Kershaw: Kismet and MSF
Chris Gates: Breaking the "Unbreakable" Oracle with Metasploit
Dustin "I)ruid" Trammell: MSF & Telephony

Two 75 minute presentations:
Peter Silberman & Steve Davis: Metasploit Autopsy - Reconstructing the Crime Scene
Egypt: Using Guided Missiles in Drive-Bys - Automatic Browser Fingerprinting

One 120 minute presentation:
Val Smith, Colin Ames & David Kerb: MetaPhish



USA 2009 - Black Hat Post Webcast #11 Press

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 09:31:54 -0700

From SC Magazine - Friday, 19 June 2009

Black Hat topics include hacking parking meters, social networks

On the agenda this year at the 2009 Black Hat conference are topics ranging from the psychology of social networking to hacking parking meters.

Eager attendees got a taste of what's to come at the conference, to be held July 25 to 30 in Las Vegas, during a webcast Thursday in which selected speakers gave a preview of their talks.

Read the complete article.



USA 2009 Sneak Peek - Webcast #11 - Today

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 01:12:59 -0700

Every registrant for today's June 18 webcast will receive a discount code* that can be redeemed for $250 off the price of registration for the USA 2009 Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas. Register Now!

Participating USA 2009 Speakers for Webcast #11 will be:
Dino Dai Zovi: Advanced Mac OS X Rootkits
Nitesh Dhanjani: Psychotronica: Exposure, Control, and Deceit
Joe Grand, Jacob Appelbaum, Chris Tarnovsky: "Smart" Parking Meter Implementations, Globalism, and You
Nathan Hamiel, Shawn Moyer: Weaponizing the Web: More Attacks on User-Generated Content 

The Webcast will be held Thursday, June 18 at 1300 PST/16:00 EST.

*Note that the discount is applicable for new registrations only. 





Webcast #11 - USA 2009 Sneak Peek - Register Now!

Tue, 16 Jun 2009 15:28:24 -0700

Every registrant for the June 18 webcast will receive a discount code* that can be redeemed for $250 off the price of registration for the USA 2009 Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas. Register Now!

Participating USA 2009 Speakers for Webcast #11 will be:
Dino Dai Zovi: Advanced Mac OS X Rootkits
Nitesh Dhanjani: Psychotronica: Exposure, Control, and Deceit
Joe Grand, Jacob Appelbaum, Chris Tarnovsky: "Smart" Parking Meter Implementations, Globalism, and You
Nathan Hamiel, Shawn Moyer: Weaponizing the Web: More Attacks on User-Generated Content 

The Webcast will be held Thursday, June 18 at 1300 PST/16:00 EST.

*Note that the discount is applicable for new registrations only. 





Third Annual Pwnie Awards

Tue, 16 Jun 2009 08:45:41 -0700

The Pwnie Awards will return for the third consecutive year to the Black Hat USA
conference in Las Vegas. The award ceremony will take place during the Black Hat
reception on July 29, 2009 and the Pwnie organizers promise an extravagant show.

The Pwnie Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements and
failures of security researchers and the wider security community in the past
year. Nominations are currently accepted in nine award categories:

* Best Server-Side Bug
* Best Client-Side Bug
* Mass 0wnage
* Most Innovative Research
* Lamest Vendor Response
* Most Overhyped Bug
* Best Song
* Most Epic FAIL
* Lifetime Achievement award for hackers over 30

The deadline for nominations is Wed, July 15. To submit a nomination,
visit the Pwnie Awards site at http://pwnie-awards.org/

For the latest updates, follow the Pwnie Awards on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/PwnieAwards



USA 2009 Hotel Group Rate Extended

Thu, 11 Jun 2009 10:12:55 -0700

The Black Hat USA 2009 discounted group rate at Caesars Palace has been extended until July 3. Have the convenience of staying at the venue hotel, just an elevator ride away from the show floor. Reserve now!



Webcast #11 - USA 2009 Sneak Peek - Presenters Finalized

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:36:13 -0700

We have opened registration. for the upcoming Webcast. The Webcast will be held Thursday, June 18 at 1300 PST/16:00 EST and will be a sneak peek at some of the presentations for Black Hat USA 2009. 

Participating USA 2009 Speakers for Webcast #11 will be:
Dino Dai Zovi: Advanced Mac OS X Rootkits
Nitesh Dhanjani: Psychotronica: Exposure, Control, and Deceit
Joe Grand, Jacob Appelbaum, Chris Tarnovsky: "Smart" Parking Meter Implementations, Globalism, and You
Nathan Hamiel, Shawn Moyer: Weaponizing the Web: More Attacks on User-Generated Content 

If you like what you see, you'll like another incentive we're attaching to this webcast even more: Every registrant for the June 18 webcast will receive a discount code* that can be redeemed for $250 off the price of registration for the USA 2009 Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas. Register Now!

*Note that the discount is applicable for new registrations only. 





USA 2009 Briefings Track: Testing/Exploitation

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 06:46:00 -0700

USA 2009 Briefings schedule is now online. 

The Testing/Exploitation Track will feature: 
Ruby for Pentesters  by Michael Tracy, Chris Rohlf & Eric Monti
Demystifying Fuzzers Michael Eddington
Our Favorite XSS Filters and How to Attack Them by Eduardo Vela Nava & David Lindsay
State of the Art Post Exploitation in Hardened PHP Environments by Stefan Esser
Exploiting Rich Content by Riley Hassell



USA 2009 Briefings Track: Legal/Management

Tue, 09 Jun 2009 06:31:31 -0700

USA 2009 Briefings schedule is now online. 

The Legal / Management Track will feature: 
Computer Crime Year In Review: MySpace, MBTA, Boston College and More by Jennifer Granick
Fighting Russian Cybercrime Mobsters: Report from the Trenches Dmitri Alperovitch
Your Mind: Legal Status, Rights and Securing Yourself by Tiffany Rad & James Arien
Economics and the Underground Economy by Cormac Herley & Dinei Florencio
Beckstrom's Law: A Model for Valuing Networks and Security by Rod Beckstrom






USA 2009 Briefings Track: Cloud/Virtualization

Mon, 08 Jun 2009 06:28:24 -0700

USA 2009 Briefings schedule is now online. 

The Cloud/Virtualization Track will feature:
Cloudifornication: Indiscriminate Information Intercourse Involving Internet Infrastructure by Christofer Hoff & Enno Rey
SADE - Injecting agents in to VM guest OS by Matt Conover
Clobbering the Cloud! by Haroon Meer, Marco Slaviero & Nick Arvanitis
Cloudburst: Hacking 3D (and Breaking Out of VMware) by Kostya Kortchinsky
Re-conceptualizing Security by Bruce Schneier



USA 2009 Briefings Schedule Now Online

Sun, 07 Jun 2009 23:17:10 -0700

USA 2009 Briefings schedule is now online. 





Webcast #10 - Mobility & Security - Audio Now Available

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 13:26:18 -0700

The audio for the May 21 Webcast on Mobility & Security is now available.




Final USA 2009 Briefings Speakers Selected

Fri, 05 Jun 2009 12:42:57 -0700

USA 2009 speaker selections has been finalized. The schedule will be published on Monday, June 8.








Early Bird Registration Rate Ends Today - June 1 - at 11:59PM PST

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 8:27:23 -0700

The Early Bird Registration Rate ends today! Register today to take advantage of discounted rates for both Briefings and Training





Academic Pass

Fri, 29 May 2009 12:18:03 -0700

Black Hat is pleased to offer to qualifying members of the academic community a discounted registration rate to Black Hat USA 2009. The Academic Pass includes gratis entry to DEFCON 17, held at the Riviera Hotel in the weekend immediately following Black Hat USA.





Webcast #11 - USA 2009 Sneak Peek

Fri, 29 May 2009 10:01:53 -0700

The upcoming Webcast is Thursday, June 18 at 1300 PST/16:00 EST and will be a sneak peek at some of the presenations for Black Hat USA 2009. Several of the speakers will discuss their work and give you a taste of the live event. If you like what you see, you'll like another incentive we're attaching to this webcast even more: Every registrant for the June 18 webcast that attends the session will receive a code that can be redeemed for $250 off the price of registration for the USA 2009 Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas. Registration for the Webcast will open June 1.





Early Bird Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

Thu, 28 May 2009 8:11:17 -0700

The Early Bird Registration Deadline is June 1. Register Now to take advantage of discounted rates for both Briefings and Training





Stay at the Official Venue Hotel

Thu, 28 May 2009 06:50:29 -0700

Hotel guest rooms are still available at Caesars Palace, the official venue hotel. In the past, the Black Hat block has sold out 6 weeks in advance.





Hacker Court Returns For Its Eigth Appearance

Wed, 27 May 2009 09:45:48 -0700

Hacker Court 2009: Pwning the economy in 138 chars or less demonstrates legal issues in cyberspace. The Hacker Court mock trial series has always received rave reviews for its lively presentation. Not to be missed.





Hack Like You Mean It!

Tue, 26 May 2009 13:33:17 -0700

SensePost has added a new course to their stable of offerings: Hacking by Numbers: PCI Edition. This is a practical, technical course aimed at beginner penetration testers, that teaches method-based hacker thinking, skills and techniques, specifically focusing on the approach and priorities for penetration testing required by the PCI DSS standard. Register by June 1 to get the Early Bird pricing.





Three New and Unique Class Offerings

Tue, 26 May 2009 11:43:02 -0700

We have three new course offerings: Intercepting Secure Communications by Moxie Marlinspike, Mac Hacking Class by Vincenzo Iozzo, and Attacking Hardware: Unsecuring [once] Secure Devices by Christopher Tarnovsky. Register by June 1 to get the best pricing. A complete listing of all our course offerings is available on our USA 2009 Training page.





Second Round of USA Speakers Online Now

Sat, 23 May 2009 00:00:01 -0700

We've selected the second round of Briefings Speakers for Black Hat USA 2009. This year we'll be announcing them as selections are made, so it's a good idea to check back periodically. The list will grow until June 15, when we expect to have the final list compiled.





Black Hat USA 2009 Training Course Update - New Hacking by Numbers Cadet Online Edition

Fri, 22 May 2009 22:58:45 -0700

This year Black Hat is offering for the first time, a Hacking by Numbers Cadet Online Edition hosted by SensePost. This is a self-paced introductory course for technical people with no previous experience in the world of hacking. To learn more courses offered by all our training partners at Black Hat USA visit us at https://www.blackhat.com/.




Last chance - Register for Webcast #10: Mobility and Security. Win a Free Conference Pass to Black Hat USA 09

Wed, 20 May 2009 18:19:12 -0700

Our webcast on the topic of mobile security is this Thursday at 1pm PDT. There's still time to register and get yourself in the running for a free conference pass to Black Hat Briefings USA 2009. If you're interested, make sure to sign up for this free webcast.




First Round of USA Speakers Online Now

Fri, 08 May 2009 10:28:49 -0700

We've selected the first round of Briefings Speakers for Black Hat USA 2009. This year we'll be announcing them as selections are made, so it's a good idea to check back periodically. The list will grow until June 15, when we expect to have the final list compiled.





Follow Black Hat on Twitter and Win a Black Hat Track Jacket

Thu, 07 May 2009 14:31:10 -0700

The response was great the first time we did this, so we'll be giving away another Black Hat Track Jacket to a randomly selected Twitter follower on Monday. (Here's a picture of the jacket) If you're not already following us, join us at https://twitter.com/blackhatevents

We'll announce the winner on Twitter Monday at 3pm PDT. If you've got friends you think would like a Black Hat Track Jacket, spread the word.




Win a Free Conference Pass to Black Hat USA 09

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:42:45 -0700

Our webcast on May 21 will be a round table examining the present and future of security as it relates to the booming world of mobile computing devices. The new format is designed to be more interactive, so please join us and bring your best questions. We'll have some panelists from the research sphere and some from the vendor space and it should all make for a very lively and informative conversation.


We're going to be giving away a free conference pass to Black Hat Briefings USA 2009 to a randomly selected registrant to the May 21 webcast. If you're interested, make sure to sign up for this free webcast.




USA 2009 Update: Early Registration Rate Extended to June 1

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:38:31 -0700

The Early registration deadline for Black Hat USA 2009 has been extended from May 1 to June 1, giving interested registrants an extra month to avoid the 200 dollar price increase to our Regular rate. You can find out more about Black Hat's registration rates, dates and information on our website.



USA 2009 CFP Updated: CFP Deadline Extended to May 5

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 12:11:27 -0700

Good news for anyone struggling to get a submission into the Black Hat CFP system before the door closes -we've extended the deadline from May 1 to Tuesday May 5. If you've got the goods for a great Black Hat presentation, make sure to let us know before then. We're looking forward to your submissions.

For all the rules and regulations, you can visit our CFP FAQ section.




Registered for Black Hat USA 2009? Help us select this year's talks!

Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:34:57 -0700

All paid registrants for Black Hat events get the opportunity to review and rate the submissions from the Black Hat CFP. It's a great way to take the pulse of the security research community and to help create the kind of Black Hat you want to attend. To learn more about our process, you can check out the Black Hat USA 2009 Call For Papers Crowdsourcing FAQ. We hope you'll take a little time and help us out - your feedback is very important to us.




USA 2009 CFP Reminder: CFP Closes May 1

Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:29:18 -0700

If you're thinking about submitting to the Black Hat USA 2009 Call for Papers, please bear in mind that the CFP closes on May 1 - only a few days away. If you have something great to share with the broader security community, get your idea in to us at the Black Hat CFP site right away. For all the rules and regulations, you can visit our CFP FAQ section.




Black Hat Europe Video-Charlie Miller and Vincenzo Iozzo: Fun and Games with Mac OSX and iPhone Payloads

Mon, 20 Apr 2009 13:06:43 -0700

Charlie Miller and Vincenzo Iozzo's presentation on Mac and iPhone payloads was one of the most remarked-upon presentations at last week's Black Hat Europe event, and now it's available online for anyone who missed it.





Black Hat Webcast 10- Mobility and Security - May 21 1pm PDT

Mon, 20 Apr 2009 13:05:55 -0700

Our next webcast will be a round table examining the present and future of security as it relates to the booming world of mobile computing devices, from traditional laptops and smartphones to the exploding world of netbooks. We'll have participation from both researchers and vendors and we're expecting a lively and valuable conversation. The new format is designed to be more interactive, so please join us and bring your best questions. You can register for this May 21 Webcast online now.




Black Hat Europe Update: Keynote Speaker Lord Erroll

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 15:34:18 -0700

We're pleased to announce the addition of Lord Erroll as Keynote speaker for Black Hat Europe 2009. Lord Erroll, 60, is a cross-bench member of the British House of Lords and takes pride in “voting against stupid Government ideas whoever is in power.”

The topic of his keynote presentation will be “Privacy Protecting People or People Protecting Privacy”


You can read his full biography on our Black Hat Europe 09 speaker page.


This addition has changed the Briefings schedule a bit, so if you're attending please take a look at our Briefings schedule page for the latest updates





Follow Black Hat on Twitter, Win a Black Hat Track Jacket

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 14:30:29 -0700

We're trying something new to get people following our Twitter feed - we'll be giving away a Black Hat Track Jacket to a randomly selected Twitter follower on Monday. If you're not already following us, join us at https://twitter.com/blackhatevents

We'll announce the winner on Twitter Monday at 3pm PDT. If you've got friends you think would like a Black Hat Track Jacket, spread the word.



Black Hat Webcast 9 Audio Now Online

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:02:07 -0700

We've posted the audio to this month's Black Hat Webcast previewing some of the exciting presentations from Black Hat Europe 2009.

You can download the audio or you can watch the WebSync version.




Black Hat Speakers in the News: Prajakta Jagdale

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:32:04 -0700

In her talk at Black Hat DC 2009, HP's Prajakta Jagdale spoke of a new free tool for analyzing Adobe Flash applications for vulnerabilities The tool wasn't ready at that time, but it's been released today. To learn more about it, you can check out the slides or video from her presentation entitled “Blinded by Flash: Widespread Security Risks Flash Developers Don't See



Black Hat Speakers in the News: Joanna Rutkowska and Rafal Wojtczuk

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:27:57 -0700

Joanna Rutkowska and Rafal Wojtcuk released a paper and exploit code on a privilege escalation attack on Intel CPUs that we're finding very interesting. You can find the details on the Invisble Things Blog.




Video Update: Black Hat USA 2008

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:57:01 -0700

You can check out a full lineup of presentations from Black Hat USA 2008 by visiting our archive page now. Audio and slides-only video to follow shortly. You can also subscribe to the Black Hat USA 08 hi-res .m4v feed here.



Black Hat Webcast Reminder: Thursday, Mar 19 at 1pm PDT

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:55:17 -0700

Our next webcast, which features a variety of hot topics from the Black Hat Europe roster, including Attacking Backbone Technology and In-Memory Execution on Mac OS X and iPhone is coming up this Thursday - you can register for the webcast online now.



Black Hat USA Registration Reminder: Super Early Bird Rate Ends March 15

Thu, 12 Mar 2009 17:41:54 -0700

You can save $100 on the registration price of Black Hat USA 2009 by registering before Monday - the Super Early Bird rate expires midnight March 15.




Black Hat Webcast 8 Audio Online

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 16:32:37 -0700

We've posted the audio to last month's Black Hat webcast on Rich Internet Application Security with Billy Hoffman from HP, Alex Stamos from iSec and Peleus Uhley from Adobe.

You can download the audio or you can watch the WebSync version.




Jeff Moss Interviews Dan Kaminsky: Part 2 of 2

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:58:24 -0700

Dan Kaminsky has been all over the news since his disclosure of a major DNS flaw at Black Hat USA 2008. At Black Hat DC, he talked about the state of DNS today and gave a strong endorsement to DNSSEC. This is part two of a two-part interview.


You can download the video now or you can watch it on YouTube.




Black Hat Free Webcast #9 - Black Hat Europe Preview

Mon, 09 Mar 2009 12:00:04 -0700

Black Hat Europe is right around the corner - we'll be returning to Amsterdam April 14-17. We're very excited about the lineup of speakers we've put together, and this webcast will be a sort of sneak preview of what kind of presentations attendees will get to see at the live event.



Please join Black Hat Founder Jeff Moss for what we are sure will be an eye-opening look under the hood of Black Hat Europe 2009. You can register for the Black Hat webcast for free here.



Speakers confirmed thus far:

Enno Rey and Daniel Mende
All Your Packets Are Belong to Us - Attacking Backbone Technologies

Charlie Miller and Vincenzo Iozzo
Fun and Games Using In-Memory Execution on Mac OS X and iPhone

Stefano Zanero
Masibty: a Web Application Firewall Based on Anomaly Detection


Roberto Gassira' and Roberto Piccirillo
Hijacking Mobile Data Connections



Black Hat Speakers in the News: Rod Beckstrom Leaves DHS

Fri, 06 Mar 2009 12:36:55 -0800

Black Hat USA 2008 Keynote speaker and head of the DHS National Cybersecurity Center resigned his post in the midst of widespread concern about national cybersecurity responsibility being transferred to the National Security Agency. You can read the Danger Room blog posting from Wired Blogs here.



Europe 09 Briefings Schedule Online Now

Fri, 06 Mar 2009 12:35:45 -0800

We now have the full Briefings Schedule for Black Hat Europe 2009 online now. Please take a look.



Jeff Moss Interviews Dan Kaminsky

Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:02:10 -0800

Dan Kaminsky has been all over the news since his disclosure of a major DNS flaw at Black Hat USA 2008. At Black Hat DC, he talked about the state of DNS today and gave a strong endorsement to DNSSEC. This is part one of a two-part interview.


You can download the video now or you can watch it on YouTube.




Jeff Moss interviews Duc Nguyen

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:38:49 -0800

Duc Nguyen gave a very impressive presentation on the weaknesses of the current facial recognition option in some very popular laptops, defeating the protection in a live demo. Black Hat founder Jeff Moss interviewed him about the discovery and his the future of that technology and his firm's research.

You can download the video right away or in the next few hours you can watch it on YouTube.



New Blackpage Update from Vincenzo Iozzo

Thu, 26 Feb 2009 20:23:33 -0800

Vincenzo Iozzo, who gave a popular OS X anti-forensics presentation at Black Hat DC 2009, contributed a Blackpage entry to clear up some issues with his presentation and his demo. The demo video he's created is available online now.



Reminder - Last Chance to Register for Black Hat Free Webcast #8: Rich Internet Application Security

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:17:00 -0800

Rich Internet Application (RIA) frameworks are seeing an enormous growth in popularity - technologies like Ajax and Flash create nearly unlimited opportunities to expand and improve the web user experience. They also bring with them a host of new security risks. The popularity of these frameworks among application developers insures that we'll see more attacks and issues in the months and years ahead.



Join Black Hat Founder and Director Jeff Moss and his guests Billy Hoffman of HP, Alex Stamos of iSec and Peleus Uhley of Adobe 1pm PST on February 26 for a lively discussion of new issues and security implications in the world of Rich Internet Applications. You can register for the webcast online now.



Black Hat DC 2009 Video DVD Set Available from Source of Knowledge

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:04:56 -0800

For those who weren't able to attend the event live, the videos of every session at Black Hat DC 2009 are available in several formats on Source of Knowledge's website.



Winners announced in Jeremiah Grossman's Top 10 Web Hacks

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:33:38 -0800

These new and innovative techniques were analyzed and ranked based upon their novelty, impact, and pervasiveness. To find out more about who the panel of judges (Rich Mogull, Chris Hoff, H D Moore, and Jeff Forristal) selected, you can check out Jeremiah Grossman's Blog.



Black Hat DC Press Coverage

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:46:49 -0500

Black Hat DC 2009 is drawing to a close, and we had a wealth of excellent talks. For those that couldn't be here with us, we've assembled a partial list of Black Hat DC 2009 press coverage to give you the flavor of the event. The page will grow as more stories roll in, so feel free to check back.






Rafal Wojtczuk and Joanna Rutkowska's presentation: Attacking Intel® Trusted Execution Technology

Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:47:54 -0500

The Invisible Things Lab team returned to Black Hat with brand new research on weaknesses in current TXT implementations and how they can be practically exploited. The video is online now.