Black Hat USA 2017 Opens Call for Papers & Registration for 20th Anniversary Event

World's Leading Information Security Event Returns to Las Vegas July 22-27, 2017

Feb 2, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Black Hat, the world's leading producer of information security events, announces Registration and Call for Papers (CFP) for the 20th anniversary of Black Hat USA. Returning to Las Vegas, Black Hat will feature the very latest in information security research, development and trends – including its new Applied Security track, dedicated to the practical application of cutting edge InfoSec tools and processes. The event will span six days, kicking off with four days of intense hands-on Trainings for security practitioners, followed by two days of integral Briefings, a Business Hall filled with leading solution providers, special events and more.

Black Hat USA will take place July 22 – 27, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and early registration prices are available through May 19, 2017.


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

  • Potential speakers may submit for Briefings that are 25 or 50-minutes in length. The deadline for submissions is April 3, 2017 but early submissions are encouraged. For more information on Call for Papers, visit:

NEW Applied Security Track! Briefings in this track will focus on the practical application of cutting edge InfoSec tools and processes, featuring talks on trends and analysis related to breach incidents, phishing, social engineering, nation state threats, ransomware and more. Submissions containing actionable information and real-world takeaways relevant to the challenges security professionals face daily will be considered.

Registration for Black Hat USA Trainings also 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 top trainers and professionals. Courses will span topics such as Android hacking, automobile sytems hacking, penetration testing, advanced infrastructure hacking, and more. For information on the lineup and to save $300 on the course(s) of your choice by May 19, please visit:

For more information and to get your registration or Briefings submission started for Black Hat USA 2017, please visit:

Top sponsors of Black Hat USA 2017 include: Diamond Sponsors: Cisco, FireEye, Forcepoint, Intel Security, LogRhythm, 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, Trend Micro and Webroot.  For all sponsorship opportunities, visit:

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Future Black Hat Dates and Events

  • Black Hat Asia 2017, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, March 28 – 31, 2017
  • Black Hat Europe 2017, London, England, December 4 – 7, 2017

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: 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


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