The Black Hat Challenge: Which ONE Session Will You Attend?
Black Hat USA is upon us and attendees (IT security practitioners, company executives, journalists, analysts, vendors, etc.) are gearing up for their voyage to the desert.
Many folks are beginning to put together their plan of attack for the event and are likely just starting to take a deeper look at the Briefing Session schedule, which is slated to take place on Wednesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 29 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, and are thinking about which sessions to go to.
This is quite the daunting task, as the Black Hat organizers have certainly out done themselves yet again this year by lining up some amazing speakers and content. But is Black Hat hurting itself with too much great content? Here are some quick numbers to digest regarding just the Briefing Sessions portion of the event:
- 2 Days
- 2 keynotes (one each day)
- 10 tracks (not including the "Special Events" track)
- 10 time slots (five each day)
- 100 sessions
So fellow attendees, you have 100 sessions to choose from, but can only pick 10 maximum (one for each time slot). How will you use your time at Black Hat this year? One wonders if a more streamlined approach, like that of CanSecWest, is better for attendees — where no sessions are competing with one another and attendees aren’t faced with making the difficult decision of having to select between great ones and potentially feel as if they missed out and picked the wrong one.
Regardless, the Schwartz Security Practice is looking forward to another very exciting experience at Black Hat USA this year and the Practice will be there in full force. Schwartz Security clients that are presenting sessions this year include: Core Security, Damballa and Qualys, who has three sessions: one, two and three.
Your turn. If you were told that you can only attend ONE session at Black Hat this year, which would it be and why? We look forward to reading your shared thoughts in the comments section. See you in Vegas!
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