The Black Hat Briefings - Amsterdam
The Black Hat Briefings '01, November 21st- 22nd Amsterdam
The Black Hat Briefings '01, November 21st- 22nd Amsterdam

Hotel Information
Year 2001, the Black Hat Briefings are coming to Europe!

The reality is, they are out there. Lurking in the shadows of your company's firewall or in the depths of your WAN, waiting to compromise your infrastructure and access your company's most vital information. The best defense is to arm your staff with the tools and knowledge they need to thwart these shadowy adversaries. The choice is yours. You can live in fear of them. Or you can learn from them.

The Black Hat Briefings, one of the leading computer and Internet security conferences in the United States, brings its unique blend of cutting-edge computer experts and "underground" security specialists to Europe in Amsterdam for the second time this fall. Bigger Hotel, and more talks mark this years show.

Black Hat presents practical security information, without the intrusive vendor pitches that may hamper presentations at other security conferences. The speakers at Black Hat are vendor-neutral experts in their field who concentrate on providing concrete technical details designed to arm your staff with the latest insight into today‚s security issues, giving them the knowledge they need in order to defend your company‚s infrastructure.

Prior to the Black Hat Briefings, Black Hat Training on specific topics are taking place on November 19th - 20th.

The conference and training will be held entirely in English. 

Conference Overview
Spanning two days, the Black Hat Briefings will focus on the vital security issues facing organizations with large enterprise networks and mixed network operating systems. Speakers will include leading security professionals with extensive practical expertise, researchers and those who know the "Underground". You will learn about techniques applied by hackers and the methods to combat against them. 

The Black Hat Briefings conference series is designed to assist computer professionals in developing a better understanding in order to defend their computer and information infrastructures against potential risks. During the conference, we will assemble a group of vendor-neutral security professionals in the same room and let them talk candidly about the problems businesses face by current security threats and concrete solutions they see to those problems. No gimmicks, just straight talk by people who make it their business to explore the ever-changing security space. 

A strong way to counter security threats is to stay in communication with others, exchanging experiences and ways of counteraction. Supporting this idea, an informal get together at the Kraznapolsky Hotel Bar will be held on the 20th of November 2001 starting at 7 P.M. At this informal cocktail reception you can meet other Black Hat Briefings participants and make contact with personnel from different companies that share your background and concerns, as well as the conference presenters.

The following evening, Nov 21st will be a more formal reception with food and drink. These receptions are a tradition to any Black Hat Briefings Conference and has always provided a strong kickoff to the conference festivities. Again, the exchange on security issues can be intensified. Discussions with the speakers that began in the conference sessions can be continued in a more casual atmosphere. 

All the talks offered at the Black Hat Briefings 2001 Amsterdam will be distributed as printed material and CD-ROM.  The CD-ROM will contain all the presented slides in electronic format (the same materials will be made available after the conference in the Black Hat archives) and provide a collection of security references suggested by the speakers, including an interesting link-selection and tips on literature. A selection of practical tools that have been presented by the speakers will be made available on the CD-ROM as well.

Who is this conference for?
CIOs, CSO, MIS and IT managers as well as practitioners. Basically, anyone dealing with the security functions at your company who is looking for deep insight into the security space. Those wanting to raise competence in Internet security to a new level will benefit from the expertise of the instructors at the Black Hat Briefings.
Registration Costs
Registration costs are $1,095 USD on or before November 1st 2001
Late registration fees are $1,195 USD after November 1st 2001.
You may cancel your registration before November 1st with a cancellation penalty of $150 USD.

This fee includes two days of speaking, materials, a reception, and meals.
To register, please use the button on the left hand side of this page.