Black Hat Introduces Inaugural Content Review Board

Board to Play Strategic Role in Program Development for Information Security Event Series

May 19, 2011

SEATTLE, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, today announced the formulation of its content review board. Comprised of sixteen experts throughout the areas of information security, the review board will advise Black Hat on its strategic direction, assist in reviewing and programming conference content, and provide an extended reach into the research community. Black Hat USA will take place July 30-August 4 at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. For more information visit

Black Hat's content review board welcomes the following members:

  • James Butler, Director of Research and Development at MANDIANT
  • Matt Devost, President and CEO of FusionX, LLC
  • Mark Dowd, Director of Azimuth Security
  • Chris Eagle, Senior Lecturer of Computer Science at the Naval Postgraduate School
  • Jeremiah Grossman, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of WhiteHat Security
  • Nathan Hamiel, Principal Consultant for FishNet
  • Robert Hansen, CEO and Founder of SecTheory
  • Christofer Hoff, Director at Cisco Systems
  • Vincenzo Iozzo, Student and Independent Security Researcher
  • Felix 'FX' Lindner, Owner of Recurity Labs
  • Adam Shostack, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft
  • Alex Sotirov, Independent Security Researcher
  • Alex Stamos, coFounder and CTO of iSEC Partners
  • Robert J. Stratton III, Independent Security and Strategy Consultant
  • Yuji Ukai, CEO of Fourteenforty Research Institute, Inc
  • Alex Wheeler, Independent Security Researcher
  • Stefano Zanero, Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano & founder, Secure Network

"We're very serious about peer review at Black Hat," said Jeff Moss, founder of Black Hat. "We're excited to bring this influential group of experts together in order to review and advise on the latest in cutting-edge research."

The world's most significant security event brings together thought-leaders from around the world to dissect the latest security trends. This year Black Hat USA 2011 will host digital security experts, bringing together public and private sector security professionals and underground hackers in Las Vegas to uncover groundbreaking new vulnerabilities and new security tools debuting for the first time.

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