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Black Hat Arsenal

August 6, 2014 | 10:00 - 18:00 | Breakers JK
August 7, 2014 | 10:00 - 18:00 | Breakers JK

Returning bigger than ever, Black Hat is pleased to once again present Arsenal--a Tool/Demo area where independent researchers and the open source community will showcase some awesome weapons.

View the great line-up here for Black Hat Arsenal 2014

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August 7-10, 2014 | Rio Hotel, Las Vegas

Planning on attending DEF CON this year but don't want to head to the Rio and potentially miss out at Black Hat? As a registered Black Hat USA 2014 attendee, you can now pre-purchase your DEF CON pass for $220.00. Black Hat USA is the only place that you can pre-register for DEF CON and you can pick up your badge onsite. DEF CON tickets will not be sold on-site at Black Hat USA

Learn more on pre-purchasing your DEF CON pass.



August 5, 2014 | 08:00 - 17:00 | South Seas Ballroom E

100 executives from Global 2000 corporations and federal agencies are invited to attend a full day of high-level discussions about topics unique to Black Hat.

Allows access to Keynotes, Business Hall and Arsenal.

Due to overwhelming response, registration for the Executive Summit is now closed

Click here to view the Executive Summit Program


Pwnie Awards

August 6, 2014 | 18:30 - 19:30 | Mandalay Bay D

In 2014, the Black Hat USA Briefings are once again providing the venue for the Pwnie Awards, the security industry's premier award show celebrating the achievements and failures of the security community over the past year.

For more information about the awards or to submit a nomination, please visit the official Pwnie Awards website at http://pwnies.com.


Black Hat Student Scholarship Program


This year, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Black Hat Student Scholarship Program. As a way to introduce the next generation of security professionals to the Black Hat community, we will be awarding a limited number of complimentary Academic Passes for Black Hat USA 2014. Each pass allows full access to all Briefings and has a value of $895.

Read more about this great opportunity


The Kali Linux Dojo: A Penetration Testing Platform Explored

August 7, 2014 | Mandalay Bay A

The developers of Kali Linux present the first official all-day Kali Linux event at Black Hat USA 2014. Consisting of five, one-hour workshops, we will take you on a unique journey through Kali Linux while providing rare insights and an in-depth look at the most powerful features available in our advanced penetration-testing platform.

Read more about Kali Linux Dojo here

Business Hall

Business Hall

August 6, 2014 | 10:00 - 19:00
August 7, 2014 | 10:00 - 17:00

The Business Hall features more than 150 of the industry’s top solution providers and start-ups, showcasing the latest tools, technologies and services supporting the security community. The 2014 expansion brings more opportunities for vendor, attendee and community engagement, including:

  • Innovation City – Designated area for start-ups to showcase cutting-edge products and solutions and engage with the community
  • Vendor Sessions – One-hour sponsored presentations in the Business Hall Theater, presented by leading researchers and security experts
  • Attendee Networking Lounge – The primary destination for attendees to network, conduct informal meetings and enjoy food and beverages
  • Business Center – Selected area for private meeting rooms and suites to conduct business with clients, colleagues and press

Contact blackhatsales@ubm.com for more info.


Community Café

August 6 -7, 2014 | Located in the Business Hall

Open to all attendees, the Black Hat Community Café is the place to meet all our Association Partners. Engage with members of professional organizations who provide resources, education and networking opportunities to the Information Security industry. New for Black Hat USA 2014, the Café is located in the Business Hall and is designed to be a casual and relaxing place for Black Hat community members to meet colleagues, gain insight and initiate discussion & conversation. Stop by for career advice, association membership opportunities, information on CPE credits and much more. The Café will offer coffee and snacks throughout the day as well as access to our participating media publications. Click here for a full list of Black Hat Association and Media partners.

Sponsored Workshops


August 6-7, 2014 | 10:15 - 18:00 | Mandalay Bay I, J, K, L

Black Hat USA 2014 Sponsored Workshops will provide the opportunity for attendees to learn, train and share knowledge in a classroom or workshop environment. This is a chance to see and test products, technologies or services from pre-screened partners—without marketing and/or sales pitches.

View the Sponsored Workshops here

Sponsored Sessions

Sponsored Sessions

August 6-7, 2014 | Business Hall

View the Sponsored Sessions here



August 4 -7, 2014 | Reef F

Get your Black Hat branded merchandise – T-shirts, jackets, mugs, barware, lab coats and more! Please note: No cash will be accepted. Purchases can be made with any major credit or debit card.

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AUGUST 4, 2014 | 12:00-19:00 | Palm Foyer
AUGUST 5, 2014 | 09:30-19:00 | Palm Foyer
AUGUST 6, 2014 | 09:30-17:30 | Palm Foyer
AUGUST 7, 2014 | 09:30-18:15 | Palm Foyer

Stroz Friedberg will host the Wi-Fi Networking Lounge, located on Level 3. Take a break and relax in a sleek, furnished lounge with full Wi-Fi, mobile device charging outlets and a cocktail bar.

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Audio & Video

Event Audio & Video Booth

August 6-7, 2014 | Breakers Registration Desk #2

The Source of Knowledge will be onsite to sell audio and video recordings of the Briefings sessions. Their booth will be located outside of LOCATION TBD. You can purchase the media onsite at a substantial discount.

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Business Hall Networking Lounge

Business Hall Networking Lounge

August 6-7, 2014

Juniper Networks will host the Business Hall Networking Lounge where attendees can network, enjoy refreshments during breaks, have an afternoon drink at the bar and conduct meetings in a relaxed setting.

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August 6, 2014 | 10:00 - 17:30 | Community Café TT1
August 7, 2014 | 10:00 - 16:00 | Community Café TT1

Panoply is a hack and defend competition combined into a single event. Returning for the third year, Panoply is the official competition presented by Black Hat USA and the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. For more information visit: http://nccdc.org and http://cyberpanoply.com



August 4-7, 2014 | Reef F

Come by the official bookstore and browse the latest titles in security. Several Black Hat Speakers and Trainers will be signing copies of their authored books– see the schedule below for book signing dates and times:


  • August 6 / 10:00
    Aditya K Sood and Richard Enbody authors of Targeted Cyber Attacks
  • August 6 / 11:15
    Christopher Hadnagy author of Unmasking the Social Engineer: The Human Element of Security
  • August 6 / 15:15
    Michael Hale Ligh, Andrew Case, Jamie Levy and Aaron Walters au­thors of The Art of Memory Forensics: Detecting Malware and Threats in Windows, Linux, and Mac Memory
  • August 6 / 16:30
    Bruce Schneier author of Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security
  • August 7 / 11:15
    Joshua J. Drake, Zach Lanier, Collin Mulliner, Pau Oliva Fora, Stephen A. Ridley and Georg Wicherski authors of Android Hacker’s Handbook
  • August 7 / 15:15
    Georgia Weidman author of Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Intro­duction to Hacking

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