Renowned Defender of Internet Privacy and Civil Liberties, Jennifer Granick, to Keynote Black Hat USA 2015

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Jun 4, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, announced that Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, will keynote Black Hat USA 2015. Widely known for her work with computer crime and security, electronic surveillance and consumer privacy, Granick has defended some of the most notorious accused computer hackers in the industry. Black Hat USA will take place August 1-6, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information and to save $400 on your Briefings Pass by June 5, please visit

Jennifer Granick, Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, to keynote Black Hat USA 2015

Jennifer Granick is one of the foremost legal minds in the information security and privacy realms. Prior to her current role with Stanford University, Granick worked with the boutique Internet and tech firm of Zwillgen PLLC where she investigated, litigated and counseled on a wide range of Internet issues. Prior to that, Granick was the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Executive Director of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford, where she taught cyberlaw, computer crime law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy.  Before this, Granick spent almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California.

Recognized as a top "Woman of Vision" in the security field by Information Security Magazine, among other accolades, Granick has made a name for herself through the practice of law around computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, consumer privacy, data protection, copyright, trademark and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In the community, Granick is known as "the first lawyer hackers call," as she has built a reputation over the years as a fierce defender of high-profile digital crime and security cases.

The Lifecycle of a Revolution
Jennifer Granick will take the keynote stage at Black Hat USA on August 5, 2015. In her talk, "The Lifecycle of a Revolution," Granick will take a deep dive into how "cyberspace" – once thought to be the game-changing tool that could break the shackles of age, race, gender, and even law – looks a lot different today than how it was originally intended. With all the change in regulation and policy, where does that leave security, openness, innovation, and freedom? In this talk, Granick will look ahead at what the next 20 years looks like for this revolutionary communications technology that we've had such high hopes for. 

Early Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
This year Black Hat will welcome the world's brightest information security professionals and researchers to reveal vulnerabilities that impact everything from popular operating systems to the cars we drive and industrial systems we rely on everyday. For more information on the lineup and to save $400 on your Briefings Pass by June 5, visit

Sponsors of Black Hat USA 2015 include: Diamond Sponsors: FireEye, Lieberman Software, Qualys, RSA, and Tenable Network Security; Platinum Plus Sponsors: AlienVault, Cisco, Digital Guardian, Fidelis Cybersystems Inc., HP, Lockheed Martin Corporation, LogRhythm, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Raytheon Cyber Products, and Webroot; Platinum Sponsors: Accuvant + FishNet, Bromium, Core Security Technologies, Fortinet, IBM, Proofpoint, Inc., Tripwire, and ZeroFOX Inc.

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Black Hat USA 2015 will run August 1-6, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.


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