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August 3-8, 2024
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Briefings Overview & CPEs

The Black Hat Briefings were created 27 years ago to provide computer security professionals a place to learn the very latest in information security risks, research, and trends. Presented by the brightest in the industry, the Briefings cover everything from critical information infrastructure to widely used enterprise computer systems to the latest InfoSec research and development and everything in between. The Briefings are vendor-neutral, allowing the presenters to speak candidly about real problems and potential solutions across both the public and private sectors.

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Call for Papers

Black Hat USA 2024 Briefings Call for Papers information

Continuing Professional Education (CPEs)


Those who are certified through ISC2 can earn 14 CPEs for attending two days of Briefings (with the purchase of an In-Person or On-Demand Briefings pass).

Black Hat does not maintain records of earned CPE credits. However, we will report your credits to ISC2 on your behalf after the event. Simply provide your ISC2 member number when you register for the event.

For questions about credits for Briefings passholders, e-mail

Briefings Presentations

Briefings slides, whitepapers and tools (if provided by the speaker), will be posted to the Black Hat website on the day following the presentation (August 7 or 8).

To download Briefings Presentations/White Papers/Tools (if provided by speaker):

  • Navigate to Briefings > Schedule in the main event menu.
  • Locate the desired session on the schedule.
  • Click on the blue session title.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page (below the abstract/session summary) and if presentation materials are available, you will see a link under "Presentation Material".
  • Click on the appropriate link to access the presentation materials.

If you have difficulty downloading the material, contact us at