Travis Carelock is the Technical Director for the Black Hat USA 2011 Conference, taking place this year in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Travis talks about some of the technical challenges his team ran into this year, including a fire alarm during the middle of the first keynote address by Cofer Black.
This year’s Las Vegas event hosts over 50 training courses from top experts in the field, feature seven Briefings tracks of the latest security research and two workshop tracks dedicated to practical application and demonstration of tools, techniques and open source applications to aid in securing your infrastructure.
The Black Hat Briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences that bring together thought leaders from all facets of the infosec world – from the corporate and government sectors to academic and even underground researchers.
The environment is strictly vendor-neutral and focused on the sharing of practical insights and timely, actionable knowledge. Black Hat remains the best and biggest event of its kind, unique in its ability to define tomorrow’s information security landscape.
In addition to the large number of short, topical presentations in the Briefings, Black Hat also provides hands-on, high-intensity, multi-day Trainings. The Training sessions are provided by some of the most respected experts in the world and many also provide formal certifications to qualifying attendees. Arrangements can also be made to bring Black Hat’s trainers to your location for private and customized training.
Black Hat’s decade of leadership attracts the most prestigious names from the full spectrum of security thinkers, and ensures that the conference stays on the leading edge of new security trends as they emerge. Our commitment to delegate feedback also helps keep our presentations aligned to the needs and desires of our delegates.
From its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown from a single annual conference in Las Vegas to a global conference series with annual events in Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Las Vegas and Washington DC. It has also become a premiere venue for elite security researchers and the best security trainers to find their audience.
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