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July 31 - August 5, 2021
Mandalay Bay / Las Vegas
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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

The NOC will be closed to attendees this year but will be streamed live and available to be view from the outside of Surf E/F and at home via our Twitch channel.

Live Stream Hours:

  • Tuesday, August 3: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 4: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thursday, August 5: 10:00am – 4:00pm

NOC presentations:

  • Wednesday, August 4: 11am – 11:20am ~ NetWitness/RSA
  • Wednesday, August 4: 2:10pm – 2:30pm ~ NOC Leads
  • Thursday, August 5: 11am – 11:20am ~ CommScope/Ruckus
  • Thursday, August 5: 2:10pm – 2:30pm ~ NOC Leads

NOC Leaders

Bart Stump

Senior Security Consultant


Bart Stump is an senior security consultant working for Optiv out of Salt Lake City, Utah. He has been working in the network and security fields for over 14 years. He has worked in multiple capacities from running and designing network and security environments, consulting, training, technical sales and technical support. He has been a Black Hat staff member for 12 years and also a goon at DEF CON for over 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @theStump3r.

Neil R. Wyler (a.k.a. Grifter)

Principal Threat Hunter


Neil R. Wyler (a.k.a. Grifter) is a Principal Threat Hunter 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 19 years and a member of the Senior Staff at DEF CON for 20 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.

Premium Partners

At CommScope we push the boundaries of communications technology to create the world’s most advanced networks. Across the globe, our people and solutions are redefining connectivity, solving today’s challenges and driving the innovation that will meet the needs of what’s next. In 2019, CommScope acquired ARRIS and RUCKUS. The combined companies provide greater technology, solutions and employee talent, with broader access to new and growing markets. This combination created a communications company with unmatched breadth, depth and capabilities. For more information visit

NetWitness, an RSA business, provides comprehensive and highly scalable threat detection and response capabilities for organizations around the world. The NetWitness Platform delivers complete visibility combined with applied threat intelligence and user behavior analytics to detect, prioritize, investigate threats, and automate response. This empowers security analysts to be more efficient and stay ahead of business-impacting threats. For more information, go to

Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world's greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. By delivering an integrated platform and empowering a growing ecosystem of partners, we are at the forefront of protecting tens of thousands of organizations across clouds, networks, and mobile devices. Our vision is a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. For more information, visit


Gigamon helps the world’s leading organizations run fast, stay secure and innovate. We provide the industry’s first Guided-SaaS NDR (network detection and response) solution which closes the Security Operations Center (SOC) visibility gap, removes unnecessary distractions and provides expert advisory guidance when it matters most. With visibility into network traffic across their entire hybrid cloud infrastructure, organizations eliminate security blind spots while benefiting from Gigamon security expert guidance, helping improve SOC effectiveness and reducing burnout of their security teams. Gigamon has been awarded over 90 technology patents and enjoys world-class customer satisfaction with more than 4,000 organizations, including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100 and hundreds of government and educational organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Gigamon operates globally. For more information, visit

The new Lumen (NYSE: LUMN) is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Visit Lumen to learn more.

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As the largest enterprise cybersecurity company in the world, Cisco Secure is on a mission to radically simplify security for our customers. We lead the way in SASE, XDR and zero trust through applied intelligence that anticipates the needs of your business and provides the protection you need everywhere so you can work anywhere. Integrating it all is Cisco SecureX, our security platform that provides simplicity, visibility and efficiency across your security infrastructure. Learn more at

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