Black Hat Arsenal

Arsenal is a space for developers to showcase the latest open source tools and products with Black Hat attendees. Demonstrations are held in an open, conversational environment, enabling presenters to interact with attendees and provide a hands-on experience.

Participants are able to connect with others in the community and learn about new, cutting-edge research and tools to strengthen their security toolkits. Different tools are showcased across multiple days, including brand new tools, released for the first time. In 2019, Arsenal added introductory Meet Ups and Arsenal Labs to allow visitors to tinker with hardware and open-source tools in workshops led by tool developers.

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Arsenal Events

Black Hat Europe

  • December 7-8, 2022

Black Hat Asia

  • May 11-12, 2023

Black Hat USA

  • August 9-10, 2023

Learn about all of the upcoming Black Hat Events.

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Call for Tools

The Call for Tools invites developers to submit their projects for consideration preceding each Black Hat event.

If you would like to learn more about requirements of presenters once selected, please visit the Arsenal Resource Center.

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Arsenal Review Board

Black Hat partners with ToolsWatch to produce Black Hat Arsenal at annual events. ToolsWatch reviews all submissions and selects tools for presentations.

Learn more about the Arsenal Review Board.

Arsenal Review Board

Rachid Harrando

Rachid Harrando fell in love with CyberSecurity, thanks to his long-time buddy Nabil Ouch (aka @ToolsWatch) where they launched their 1st startup about Cloud Vulnerability Security! Now Rachid enjoys keeping up with InfoSec as Office of the CISO at ServiceNow. Rachid is CISSP, ISO17001 LI Certified and graduated from French Engineering School ESME Sudria Paris!


NJ Ouchn

NJ has 20 years of experience in security assessment, penetration testing and vulnerability management with excellent knowledge of industry standards. In 2001, he founded the Leading and renowned Infosec Community Tools Portal ToolsWatch.org. During 2011, NJ co-founded and since then manage the Black Hat Arsenal Event improving its development and expansion from USA to Europe and Asia. Today the Arsenal is the World Largest Security Event dedicated to Open Source Tools Demonstrations. NJ is also maintaining vFeed IO the Largest Correlated Vulnerability and Threat Intelligence Database used by 1000+ security companies and CERTs.

He currently works as ICS/SCADA Ethical Hacker for different Oil Companies in Europe and Middle East.


Al Faisal Sbia

With 20 years of experience, he served as a cybersecurity and Digital Forensic expert, advising and implementing several projects for different government agencies. Furthermore, he is a regular contributor to cybersecurity innovation and technology conferences in the Middle East and Europe.

He is a Cyber Security Senior Advisor in Bahrain and ToolsWatch Review Board Member.

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