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August 3-8, 2019
Mandalay Bay / Las Vegas

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 (Mandalay Bay - Level 2 - Rooms Surf E/F)

NOC Presentations (Mandalay Bay - Level 2 - Room Surf D)

All Black Hat pass types are welcome to check out the NOC!

NOC Leaders

Bart StumpBart Stump is an senior security consultant working for Optiv and living in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been working in security for over 12 years working for some of the top vendors and companies in the industry. He has been a Black Hat staff member for 10 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 a Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist with RSA. He has spent over 20 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 16 years and a member of the Senior Staff at DEF CON for 18 years. 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. In his free time, Neil keeps himself busy as a member of both the DEF CON, and Black Hat CFP Review Boards, the Black Hat Training Review Board, the founder of DC801, and founder of his local hackerspace, 801 Labs. Follow him on Twitter at @Grifter801.

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