SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Black Hat, the world’s leading producer of information security events, opens Registration and Call for Papers (CFP) for Black Hat USA 2018. Returning to Las Vegas, Black Hat will host the latest in information security research, development and trends. Additionally, this year’s program will feature the new Community track, dedicated to programming that covers current topics affecting the wider InfoSec community. The event will span six days, beginning with four days of intense hands-on Trainings, followed by two days of its renowned Briefings, a Business Hall filled with leading solution providers, special events and more.

Join us August 4-9, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and be sure to take advantage of early registration prices by May 25, 2018.


NEW Community Track! This new track has been developed to provide a focus on relevant issues currently impacting the InfoSec community. Content will span topics pertaining to careers, diversity, security awareness, health, and more. Insights and solutions will be provided to help individuals both new to InfoSec as well as those with years of experience.

Call for Papers (CFP) is Now Open. Black Hat is accepting submissions for the latest groundbreaking research for this year’s Briefings lineup, the foundation of its famed event program. Briefings cover the latest research, development, and trends spanning the most pressing information security topics, from critical information infrastructure to IoT, security defense, popular mobile devices, applied security, community and everything in between.

  • Potential speakers may submit for Briefings that are 25 or 50-minutes in length. The deadline for submissions is April 9, 2018, however early submissions are encouraged. For more information on Call for Papers, visit:

Registration for Black Hat USA Trainings Now Open. Black Hat will offer its largest Trainings lineup to date, with deeply technical, hands-on courses led by the information security industry’s leading professionals. This year’s Trainings will span topics such as car hacking, iOS and Android hacking, IoT, penetration testing, advanced infrastructure hacking, machine learning, social engineering and more. For information on the lineup and to save $300 on the course(s) of your choice by May 25, please visit:

For more information and to get your registration or Briefings submission started for Black Hat USA 2018, please visit:

Top sponsors of Black Hat USA 2018 include: Diamond: Cisco, Cylance, Forcepoint, LogRhythm, McAfee, Qualys, Rapid7, RSA, Tenable Network Security; Platinum Plus: AlienVault, Arbor Networks, Bromium, Carbon Black, CrowdStrike, Cybereason, DarkMatter, Darktrace, Digital Guardian, ESET, Fidelis Cybersecurity, FireEye, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, PhishMe, Recorded Future, SentinelOne, Symantec, Webroot; Platinum: Core Security, CyberVista, Cyxtera Technologies, F5 Networks, iboss, Lastline, Mimecast, Optiv Security, Proofpoint, Inc., ReliaQuest, SecurityScorecard, Spirent Communications, Synack, Synopsys, ThinAir, Trend Micro, Vectra Networks, ZeroFOX. For information on the Business Hall and to stay updated once Sponsors are listed, visit:

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Future Black Hat Dates and Events

  • Black Hat Asia 2018, Singapore, March 20-23
  • Black Hat Europe 2018, London, UK, December 3-6

About Black Hat
For more than two decades, 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 Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit

Kimberly Samra
Black Hat Public Relations