Looking Ahead to Black Hat USA 2010
Black Hat USA 2010 Las Vegas will put just about everything you can connect to on a network under the microscope starting tomorrow. eSecurityPlanet's preview looks ahead to a show that's grown so much that it has spawned its own spinoffs just down the strip.
LAS VEGAS -- Security exploits are made public throughout the year, but no week is more prolific in generating details of vulnerabilities, exploits and potential threats than the week of the Black Hat USA security conference here in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace Hotel and Casino.
For many in the business of IT security, hardware, software and online services, the annual security event is surrounded by an ominous air of anticipation as researchers prepare to unveil new security tools, research and advisories about nearly every category of enterprise technology.
The event has grown so prominent that this year there will also be a separate, unaffiliated event called BSides, located down the strip from Black Hat and occurring at the same time. BSides, born out of speaker rejections from the Black Hat USA 2009 event, is set to host discussions on topics that include PHP, VxWorks and Twitter security vulnerabilities.