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Black Hat Arsenal

July 26 | 10:00 - 18:00
July 27 | 10:00 - 18:00

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 products.

View the Arsenal lineup

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Black Hat Student Scholarship Program

Black Hat is pleased to announce the return 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 complimentary Black Hat USA 2017 Academic Briefings Passes to a limited number of student applicants. Each Academic Pass allows full access to all Briefings on Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27.

CLOSED: Application deadline was June 2, 2017.


Business Hall

July 26 | 10:00 - 19:00
July 27 | 10:00 - 17:00

The Business Hall features many of the industry's top solution providers and start-ups, showcasing the latest tools, technologies and services supporting the security community. The 2016 expansion brings more opportunities for vendor, attendee and community engagement, including:

  • 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

More information.


Career Track

July 26 | 10:15 – 17:10

The Black Hat Career Track is designed to help individuals identify options and make informed decisions about their careers in information security. This program will examine different facets of the industry – including current challenges and opportunities, security training and certifications, and how you can channel your skills to advance your career. More information.

ciso summit

CISO Summit

July 25 | 07:00 - 18:00 | Four Seasons

Co-located with Black Hat USA, 150+ security-focused executives from Fortune 1000 corporations and federal agencies are invited to apply to attend a full-day, interactive program consisting of high-level discussions, practical application, and strategic insight on topics unique to Black Hat.

Apply to attend.

Kali Linux Lab


July 27 | 09:00 – 16:00 | South Seas IJ

Once again, the Kali Linux team will be onsite all day Thursday running a hands-on program for Black Hat attendees. Four areas will run all day where attendees can build and customize their own version of Kali, get expert advice regarding client data protection, catch up with the new Kali community efforts, and learn about the new "Kali Revealed" book and KLCP certification. Seating will be based on a first come, first-served, drop-in basis and is open to all pass types. More information.



July 27-30 | Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

Planning on attending DEF CON this year but don't want to head to Caesar’s Palace and potentially miss out at Black Hat? As a registered Black Hat USA 2017 Briefings or Training attendee, you can now pre-purchase your DEF CON pass for $260. Black Hat USA is the only place that you can pre-register for DEF CON and you can pick up your badge on-site. DEF CON tickets will not be sold on-site at Black Hat USA. DEFCON passes are non-refundable once purchased. The deadline to purchase a DEF CON voucher in conjunction with your Black Hat USA Briefings or Training pass is Friday, July 21, 2017 at 23:59 ET. More information.



July 26 | 18:30 —19:30 | Lagoon A-I

Black Hat USA will once again provide the venue for the Pwnie Awards, InfoSec'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 pwnies.com.


Deep House Yoga

July 27 | 07:15 – 08:30 | Banyan D

Black Hat will be partnering with Deep House Yoga SF to create a truly unique experience for the community. Deep House Yoga SF is a movement which combines Vinyasa Yoga with a live DJ--based around building strong healthy communities and celebrating health. Attendees will be able to start their day with some relaxation and deep house beats. More Information.