SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Black Hat, the world’s leading producer of information security events, announces its schedule for Black Hat USA 2018. Returning to Las Vegas, Black Hat USA will provide a comprehensive program spanning the very latest information security research, development and trends. Topics will cover everything from critical vulnerabilities found in voting machines, mobile devices, cars, operating systems, critical infrastructure and more. The 21st annual event will kick off with four days of in-depth Trainings, followed by nearly 120 Briefings hand selected by the Black Hat Review Board, comprised of some of the industry’s most esteemed experts.

Black Hat USA will take place August 4–9, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information and to save $200 on a Briefings Pass by July 13, please visit:

Highlights this Year

Black Hat Keynote (Wednesday, August 8)
Parisa Tabriz, Google’s Director of Engineering, will present, Optimistic Dissatisfaction with the Status Quo: Steps we Must Take to Improve Security in Complex Landscapes. Tabriz is responsible for Chrome security and Project Zero, a security research team tasked with reducing harm associated with zero-day vulnerabilities. In addition to more than a decade of work in securing Google platforms, Tabriz has served as a consultant to the White House U.S. Digital Service and has dedicated time to educating youth on hacking basics and painting an accurate depiction of the security realm for entertainment writers and producers.

Black Hat Briefings (Wednesday and Thursday, August 8-9)
Selected to provide a comprehensive view of the industry’s most critical trends and topics, the Black Hat Briefings will reveal vulnerabilities that span pressing areas, including:

  • Applied Security
  • Community
  • Cryptography
  • Data Forensics/Incident Response
  • Enterprise
  • Exploit Development
  • Hardware/Embedded
  • Human Factors
  • Internet of Things
  • Malware
  • Mobile
  • Network Defense
  • Platform Security
  • Policy
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Security Development Lifecycle
  • Smart Grid/Industrial Security
  • Web AppSec

Black Hat Community Track (Wednesday and Thursday, August 8-9): Developed to provide a focus on relevant issues currently impacting the InfoSec community, topics will span careers, diversity, security awareness, health, and more. Insights and solutions will be provided to help individuals both new to InfoSec as well as seasoned professionals.

Black Hat Arsenal (Wednesday and Thursday, August 8-9): Back by popular demand, Black Hat Arsenal will welcome researchers and the open source community for two days of live demos of innovative tools. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters for hands-on experiences with tools used for smart grid, cryptography, iOS, IoT and more.

Black Hat Trainings (Saturday, August 4 – Tuesday, August 7): 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 infrastructure hacking, social engineering, car hacking, and more. Save $200 on the course(s) of your choice by July 13.

Black Hat Business Hall (Wednesday and Thursday, August 8-9)
Black Hat's Business Hall will feature nearly 290 of the industry's leading companies and solution providers. In addition to viewing the latest industry innovations, attendees will also be invited to the Career Zone, Innovation City, Business Center, Networking Lounge, Business Hall Sessions and more – each will offer a unique experience spanning areas such as networking, job procurement, cutting-edge products and more.

Get Registered for Black Hat USA 2018:

  • Apply for a media pass here
  • Register for a conference pass here

Top sponsors of Black Hat USA 2018 include: Diamond Sponsors: Cisco, Cylance, Forcepoint, LogRhythm, McAfee, Qualys, Rapid7, RSA, Tenable; Platinum Plus Sponsors: AlienVault, Bromium, Carbon Black, Cofense, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, DarkMatter, Darktrace, Digital Guardian, ESET, FireEye, Fortinet, NETSCOUT I Arbor, Palo Alto Networks, Recorded Future, SentinelOne, Symantec, Webroot; Platinum Sponsors: Bomgar, CyberVista, Cyxtera Technologies, ExtraHop Networks, F5 Networks, iboss, Lastline, Mimecast, Optiv Security, Proofpoint, Inc., ReliaQuest, SecurityScorecard, Spirent Communications, Synack, Synopsys, Trend Micro, Vectra, ZeroFOX. For all sponsorship opportunities, visit:

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Future Black Hat Dates and Events

  • Black Hat Trainings 2018, Chicago, IL, USA, October 22-23
  • Black Hat Europe 2018, London, UK, December 3-6
  • Black Hat Asia 2019, Singapore, March 26-29

About Black Hat
For more than 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: Black Hat is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world.

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