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Japan 2008 Briefings & Training


October 5-10, Keio Plaza Hotel

Tokyo, Japan

keio We're happy to announce that Black Hat is returning to Tokyo for another Black Hat Japan in October 2008. We'll be bringing another strong lineup of speakers and trainers and the best lineup of technical security presentations available in Japan. We hope to see you there!

  • The Black Hat Japan 2008 Call for Papers is now open.
  • To find out more about our venue, the Keio Hotel in Tokyo, click here
  • To learn more about our sponsors, click here
  • Registration for Black Hat Japan 2008 is now open.
  • Don't forget to check out the "one-day conference" at AV Tokyo on October 11 after Black Hat Japan. It's grown from the "drinking party right after Black Hat" to a mini-con in its own right. We hope to see you there.
Additional information about this year's Japan event will be posted here as details develop.

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DC 2009 Briefings & Training


February 16-19, Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Arlington, VA

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Europe 2009 Briefings & Training


April 14-17, Moevenpick City Centre

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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USA 2009 Briefings & Training


July 25-30, Caesars Palace

Las Vegas, NV

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Recent Conventions

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USA 2008 Briefings & Training


August 2-7, Caesars Palace

Las Vegas, USA

caesars palace picture This August, The Black Hat Briefings returned to the venerable Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino for another installment of the premier North American technical information security conference.

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Europe 2008 Briefings & Training


March 25-28, Moevenpick City Centre

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Black Hat returned to Europe with an expanded program with four full tracks, more trainings and more intense, comprehensive presentations on the hottest topics in information security.

  • Black Hat Europe Training sessions were scheduled for March 25-26
  • Black Hat Europe Briefings took place March 27-28
  • Learn more about the venue - the fabulous Moevenpick City Centre
  • Review our Sponsors and Media Partners
  • Presentations are now online from the Europe event. Watch this space for video and audio as well.

DC 2008 Briefings & Training


February 18-21, Westin DC City Center

Washington, DC USA

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Black Hat DC was a great success - this year's presentations featured a strong emphasis on the areas of attacks and wireless security. Watch this space for links to video, audio and presentations as they come online.

  • Black Hat DC Training sessions were scheduled for February 18-19
  • Black Hat DC Briefings took place February 20-21
  • Review our Sponsors and Media Partners
  • Presentations are now online from the DC event. Watch this space for video and audio as well.
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Recent Headlines

AV Tokyo To Follow BH Japan

Wed Sep 03 20:10:19 2008

AV Tokyo, which used to be the "drinking party that follows Black Hat Japan" has grown into a one-day conference of its own. It's close, inexpensive and should be good fun. If you're interested in learning more, go here.

We hope to see you there.

Scheduled Server Downtime This Week

Tue Aug 26 13:43:37 2008

Black Hat will have some intermittent scheduled downtime Wednesday, August 27 and Thursday, August 28. We appreciate your patience as we perform some much-needed upgrades.

Dan Kaminsky's BH Presentation Audio/Video Now Online

Sun Aug 24 23:38:27 2008

Dan Kaminsky's talk about the DNS flaw he discovered was probably enormously popular at BH USA 08 - we now make it available online for the benefit of the wider security community.

To view the video, click here. For the audio in mp3 format, click here.

Watch this space for more conference video and audio as it becomes available.

Presentations From Black Hat USA 2008 Now Online

Wed Aug 20 23:04:53 2008

We've put the majority of the Black Hat USA 2008 slide presentations and White Papers online here.

Keep your eye on this page for the rest of the presentations and video and audio of all talks.

Black Hat Video Content from Dark Reading

Thu Aug 07 15:30:12 2008

You can find interviews with some BH USA 2008 newswmakers here.

Black Hat USA 2008 Flickr Feed

Thu Aug 07 12:08:28 2008

You can take a look at our official Flickr feed for USA 2008 here.

EFF Launches Coders' Rights Project at Black Hat Conference

Wed Aug 6 09:48:45 2008

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today launches its Coders' Rights Project -- a new initiative to protect programmers and developers from legal threats hampering their cutting-edge research.

In conjunction with the project's launch, EFF is staffing an "EFF Is In" booth at Black Hat USA 2008 in Las Vegas on August 6 and 7. At the booth, EFF attorneys will provide legal information on reverse engineering, vulnerability reporting, and copyright law, as well as patent, trade secret, and free speech issues.

Black Hat Speakers in the News: Nate McFeters and John Heasman in InfoWorld

Fri Aug 1 19:27:32 2008

Here's a link to a story in InfoWorld that deals with the subject of McFeters, Heasman and Carter's BH USA 2008 presentation, entitled The Internet is Broken. The researchers will demo software they've created that makes it possible to create files that look to a server like a standard graphic file but to a browser appear to be a Java Applet. This could enable attackers to run malicious Java code in the victim's browser. If you're in Vegas for Black Hat, they are speaking on August 7 at 3:15pm in the Florentine Ballroom. You can also hear their preview of this talk on
Black Hat Webcast #1 here:

Black Hat Japan 2008 Call for Papers Now Open

Mon July 7 16:10:51 2008

The Black Hat Japan 2008 Call for Papers is now open.

Early submissions allow more time for review. Please note that the Black Hat Japan 2008 Call for Papers will close on September 1.

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Featured Video

It's the End of the Cache as We Know It

Dan Kaminsky

Black Hat USA 2008

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