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Black Hat announces details about 20th annual security conference


SAN FRANCISCO July 12, 2017 Today, Black Hat, the world's leading producer of information security events, announces its newest programming features for its 20th annual event. New offerings will span expanded diversity programs, a Keynote in the larger Events Center, a two-story business hall, dedicated accommodations for families onsite, yoga and more.

Black Hat USA will take place July 22 – 27, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information and to save $100 on a Briefings Pass by July 21, please visit: blackhat.com/us-17/ 

New in 2017

Keynote in the Events Center (Wednesday, July 26) 
For the first time, the Black Hat USA Keynote will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. This expansive venue will offer premium viewing and acoustics for Alex Stamos' 2017 Keynote presentation, Stepping up our game: Re-focusing the security community on defense and making security work for everyone.

For more information on this year's Keynote, please visit: ubm.io/BHKeynote

Business Hall (Wednesday, July 26 – Thursday, July 27) 
This year's Business Hall will expand to both Level 1 and Level 2 to accommodate a wider range of programming.

  • Level 1: will provide access to nearly 300 of the leading security companies providing hands on learning, demonstrations and education of the latest products and technologies that help keep organizations safe.  Attendees can experience deep dive sessions presented by vendors in the Business Hall Theaters, and network with peers in the Microsoft Expo Lounge.
  • Level 2: features several focused areas for attendee, vendor and community engagement, with program such as: Innovation City, providing access to the hottest security start-ups; Arsenal, which serves as a destination for independent researchers and open source tools presentations; the Career Zone, for companies looking to hire talent or attend Career sessions; and the Business Center, for private meeting room space. 

To learn more about this year's Business Halls, visit: blackhat.com/us-17/sponsors.html

Expanded Diversity Programs 
To welcome a wider range of InfoSec professionals to the Black Hat community and shine a light on professional gaps, this year's diversity offerings will provide a platform to discuss current issues and a source for opportunities that assist individuals in jump starting their careers and continuing their education in the space.

To learn more about each of these programs, please visit: blackhat.com/us-17/diversity-programs.html

Day Care and Mothers Room 
To support families attending the event, Black Hat is offering child day care services, and accommodations for mothers, through Kiddie Corp. Please note, that attendees under the age of 18 are not permitted to attend the event.

To sign up and for more information, visit: ubm.io/daycare

Deep House Yoga (Thursday, July 27) 
To encourage heathier activities during the week of Black Hat, the event will be partnering with Deep House Yoga SF to create a truly unique experience for the community. Deep House Yoga SF is a movement which combines Vinyasa Yoga with a live DJ--based around building strong healthy communities and celebrating health.

To register, visit: e.sparxo.com/Blackhat--Deep-House-Yoga--Silent-Disco-Black-Hat.

DEF CON Badge Distribution (Thursday, July 27) 
Badge pickup will begin at 07:00 for Black Hat attendees on Level 2 at the built-in counters (across from Mandalay Bay J). Recipients will need to present the DEF CON voucher portion of their badge. DEF CON badges must be pre-purchased as a part Black Hat registration and are not available for sale onsite at Black Hat.

For more information, please visit: blackhat.com/us-17/defcon.html

Merchandise Store on Level 3 (Monday, July 24 – Thursday, July 27) 
The official Black Hat USA Merchandise Store will be located on Level 3 in the Palm Foyer. Attendees can visit this location to purchase t-shirts, outwear, gifts, hats, and more - branded Black Hat items are only available onsite at Black Hat events.

Black Hat USA Trainings – Register Now to Save $100: Black Hat will offer its largest Trainings lineup to date, with deeply technical, hands-on courses led by the information security industry's top trainers and professionals. Courses will span topics such as Android hacking, automobile systems hacking, penetration testing, advanced infrastructure hacking, and more. For information on the lineup, please visit: blackhat.com/us-17/training/index.html.

Top sponsors of Black Hat USA 2017 include: Diamond Sponsors: Cisco, FireEye, Forcepoint, LogRhythm, McAfee, Qualys, RSA and Tenable Network Security; Platinum Plus Sponsors: AlienVault, Arbor Networks, Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Cylance, DarkMatter, Digital Guardian, ESET North America, Fidelis Cybersecurity, Fortinet, IBM, Leidos, Palo Alto Networks, Raytheon Foreground Security and Symantec; Platinum Sponsors: Code42 Software, Core Security, Cybereason, Darktrace, F5 Networks, iboss cybersecurity, Malwarebytes, NSFOCUS, Optiv Security, Proofpoint, Inc., Rapid7, SentinelOne, StackPath, Tanium, Trend Micro and Webroot.  For all sponsorship opportunities, visit: blackhat.com/us-17/sponsors.html

Connect with Black Hat (#BlackHat and #BHUSA)

Future Black Hat Dates and Events

  • Black Hat Europe 2017, London, England, December 4-7
  • Black Hat Asia 2018, Singapore, March 20-23

About Black Hat 
For 20 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 plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM. 


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