Jeff Moss, Founder of Black Hat, Assumes New Role as Black Hat Conference Chair

Moss to Play Strategic Role in Content and New Business Development of Largest Information Security Event Series

Apr 28, 2011

SEATTLE, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, today announced that Jeff Moss, the founder of Black Hat, will be taking on the position of Black Hat Conference Chair. Moss was also recently named CSO of ICANN; the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. In his new position as Conference Chair, Moss will continue to play a key role with the Black Hat team and community on the development of conference and training content while also having the ability to serve in his role as CSO of ICANN.

"Jeff has done an incredible job of building the Black Hat brand and he's done so by focusing on the quality of the content and the interests of the community. His new role as conference chair is a reflection of this focus. We're also excited for Jeff to be able to serve ICANN and see this as a validation of the great work that he and the Black Hat team have done," said Kathy Astromoff EVP and Group General Manager of UBM TechWeb, the producers of Black Hat. "We're excited that Jeff will continue to be a part of the Black Hat community and brand."

"I love Black Hat and serving as Conference Chair is a perfect fit for me. It's been amazing to be a part of this community for the last 14 years and I look forward to being a part of the next 14 years of growth of the Black Hat brand," said Jeff Moss.

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