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Media Registration

Online pre-registration for a media pass is now closed.

A limited number of media passes will be available in the Media Registration and Interview Center onsite (Reef B/C), beginning Tuesday August 5. Media registration is not guaranteed onsite, but registrants should be prepared to show proof of media credentials.

Required Credentials for a Media Pass

Please note: media badges allow access to the Briefings and Business Hall only.

Due to high demand, media badges to Black Hat USA are limited in number. Only commercial news outlets, major analyst firms and leading industry bloggers will be issued media badges. Private consultants are not eligible for a media pass, and should request a pass from their sponsoring company.

To be considered for a complimentary media pass for Black Hat USA, the applicant must cover the information security industry on a regular basis by writing frequent reports or publishing relevant articles on the industry that are not solicited by an exhibiting company and are not confidential. All applicants are required to provide links to bylined articles, reports or blog posts clearly indicating authorship.


At the event, you will be required to present a business card, government issued picture ID, and proof of confirmation. On occasion, for on-site applicants we will require articles on your organization's masthead and contact information for your assignment editor should we need it to validate your credentials before issuing you a media pass.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged due to limited space. Should you attempt to attain credentials on-site, we cannot guarantee complimentary media admission.

Media Center Hours and Briefing Space

There will be two media centers onsite at Black Hat USA:

Media Registration and Interview Center (Reef B/C)
This is where registered media will come to pick up media badges and materials. It is also a designated space to conduct interviews with sponsors, speakers and attendees. This large room is full of small tables which are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Tuesday, Aug. 5: 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, Aug 6: 07:00 – 19:00
Thursday, Aug 7: 08:00 – 17:00

Working Media Center (Lagoon F/L)
Open to credentialed media only, this is a workspace for writing and filing coverage. Press conferences will also be conducted here. Sponsors may leave creative press kits and materials here beginning August 6.

Wednesday, Aug 6: 07:00 – 19:00
Thursday, Aug 7: 08:00 – 17:00

Both rooms will have Internet access and electrical outlets for laptop computers.

If you need a separate room for filming interviews, please request it in advance by contacting Black Hat PR: BlackHatPR@ubm.com.


First please be sure to read all required credentials and additional details above.