Black Hat USA Breaks All Records to Deliver Largest Event Ever

Attendance at Leading Security Event up 35 Percent, Driven by Unprecedented and Unmatched Content and Speaker Line-Up

Jul 21, 2010

Black Hat USA, the world's leading family of information security events produced by UBM TechWeb, today announces the largest event in the history of Black Hat. Organizers report an increase of 25 percent in sponsorships and a record 35 percent increase in conference attendance over 2009. These record numbers confirm Black Hat is the industry's largest and most important security event of its kind. New programs like Black Hat Arsenal and Black Hat Uplink, in addition to an event launch in Abu Dhabi later this year, demonstrate continued innovation and tremendous momentum. For more information visit

"Our unprecedented growth is evidence that the industry looks to Black Hat as the most significant must-attend security event in our industry," said Jeff Moss, founder of Black Hat. "Security researchers from all over the world come to Black Hat to identify security threats and work collectively to create solutions. The Black Hat community is one of the greatest assets we have for defending the safety and security of the Internet."

In its 13th year, Black Hat will gather public and private sector security professionals and underground hackers from around the world together with all the critical corporate players in the cyber security space, setting the stage for the largest event in its history. Attendance numbers shatter all previous records, reflecting a 35 percent increase in attendance over last year. The 2010 event proudly features over 200 speakers discussing their latest research around fundamental security topics such as infrastructure, reverse-engineering, malware + fingerprinting, and exploitation; to newer trending topics in technology like cloud/virtualization and cyber war & peace. With over 70 training courses from top industry experts, the event offers an unprecedented 11 tracks for attendees and welcomes 55 premier sponsors, an increase of 25 percent from last year.

First-time programs launching this year include Black Hat Arsenal and Black Hat Uplink. At Black Hat Arsenal, security researchers and professionals will deliver 32 security tool demonstrations from the main stage, while Black Hat Uplink will give audiences the opportunity to stream content from the live event on-demand. Including tracks, briefings, and keynotes, Black Hat Uplink provides access to over 20 possible sessions and will be on demand for reference to each user post-conference. For more information about Black Hat Arsenal visit; Black Hat Uplink visit

Later this year, Black Hat Abu Dhabi launches November 8-11, 2010 at Emirates Palace with the partnership of the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) supported by The UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT). A special briefing about the event will be held at Black Hat USA July 27 in Las Vegas. Presented by Mr. Meshal Binhussain (Head of aeCERT Operations), and Kent Daniels, Regional Director UBM, the Black Hat Abu Dhabi briefing will examine the security industry in the wider Middle East region, and present details on Black Hat Abu Dhabi.

About Black Hat

The Black Hat Briefings have become the biggest and the most important security conference series in the world by serving the information security community with timely, actionable security information in a friendly, vendor-neutral environment. Black Hat provides briefings and training to leading corporations and government agencies around the world. Black Hat differentiates itself by working at many levels within the corporate, government, and underground communities. This unmatched informational reach enables Black Hat to be continuously aware of the newest vulnerabilities, defense mechanisms, and industry trends. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Las Vegas and Washington DC. Black Hat is a division of UBM TechWeb. More information is available at

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