Network Operations Center (NOC)

The Black Hat Network Operations Center (NOC) provides a high security, high availability network in one of the most demanding environments in the world - the Black Hat event. This is accomplished with the help of best of breed solutions providers and seasoned security and engineering teams led by Black Hat's esteemed NOC Team Leads. Together this team provides the security, stability, and visibility of a world-class enterprise network. Each year this hand-selected team meets months before Black Hat to incorporate the latest infrastructure and security solutions into a workable network design. The team reconvenes just days before Black Hat for a compressed deployment of a network that must be operational for the opening day of the event. Black Hat attendees can visit the NOC for a glimpse into this state of the art network. The Black Hat NOC program is a testament to engineering know-how and teamwork.

Hours of Operations

NOC Visiting Hours

NOC Tour Hours

NOC Location in Mandalay Bay - Level 2 - Rooms Surf E/F
All Black Hat pass types are welcome to check out the NOC!


NOC Leaders

Bart StumpBart Stump is a network security consultant and researcher living in Salt Lake City, Utah. He currently works for Red Sky as a solutions architect working with customers in all verticals. He has been working in security for 9 years working for some of the top vendors and companies in the industry. He has been a Black Hat staff member for 8 years and is also a goon at DEF CON. Follow him on Twitter @theStump3r.

 

Neil R. Wyler (a.k.a. Grifter)Neil R. Wyler (a.k.a. Grifter) is an Information Security Engineer and Researcher located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Neil is currently with RSA Security as a Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist. He has spent over 16 years as a security professional, focusing on vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, physical security, and incident response. He has been a staff member of the Black Hat Security Briefings for over 14 years and is a member of the Senior Staff at DEF CON where he is the Department Lead for Contests/Events/Villages/Parties and the Demo Labs. Neil has spoken at numerous security conferences worldwide, including Black Hat, DEF CON, and the RSA Conference. He has been the subject of various online, print, film, and television interviews, and has authored several books on information security. Neil is also a member of the DEF CON CFP Review Board and Black Hat Training Review Board. Follow him on Twitter at @Grifter801.



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