The Black Hat Briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences that bring together thought leaders from all facets of the infosec world – from the corporate and government sectors to academic and even underground researchers. The environment is strictly vendor-neutral and focused on the sharing of practical insights and timely, actionable knowledge. Black Hat remains the best and biggest event of its kind, unique in its ability to define tomorrow’s information security landscape.
In addition to the large number of short, topical presentations in the Briefings, Black Hat also provides hands-on, high-intensity, multi-day Trainings. The Training sessions are provided by some of the most respected experts in the world and many also provide formal certifications to qualifying attendees. Arrangements can also be made to bring Black Hat’s trainers to your location for private and customized training.
Black Hat’s decade of leadership attracts the most prestigious names from the full spectrum of security thinkers, and ensures that the conference stays on the leading edge of new security trends as they emerge. Our commitment to delegate feedback also helps keep our presentations aligned to the needs and desires of our delegates.
From its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown from a single annual conference in Las Vegas to a global conference series with annual events in Tokyo, Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Washington DC. It has also become a premiere venue for elite security researchers and the best security trainers to find their audience.
Black Hat Founder and Director Jeff Moss is becoming one of the most sought-after voices in information security. He has spent the last 17 years as founder and director of Black Hat and DefCon, two of the most important security conferences in the world. Moss is uniquely qualified with his ability to bridge the gap between the underground researcher community and law enforcement, between the worlds of pure research and responsible application.
Moss speaks frequently before a wide range of audiences on the topic of computer and information security. Recently in 2009 Moss was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security. He moderated a panel at RSA 2009 on core infrastructure security threats. Moss also was a keynote speaker at the DOD Cybercrime Conference in St. Louis in 2009, spoke at the first CodeGate conference in South Korea in 2008, the first DeepSec conference in Vienna in 2007, as was a panelist at the Democracy, Terrorism and the Open Internet panel in 2005 in Madrid. He has also been a frequent panelist at RSA. Moss has been interviewed and appeared on TV shows ranging from CNN to G4 TechTV, in magazines Business Week to Computer World, as well as numerous documentaries dealing with internet, law, ethics, hacking, and privacy. In addition Moss has contributed to “Stealing the Network,” a series of books that combine stories that are fictional with technology that is real.
Prior to Black Hat Briefings, Jeff was a director at Secure Computing Corporation where he helped establish the Professional Services Department in the United States, Asia, and Australia. Jeff has also worked for Ernst & Young, LLP in their Information System Security division. Jeff graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice from Gonzaga University.