SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, producer of the world's premier information security events, today announced the official schedule for Black Hat USA 2012, where the smartest and most disruptive cyber security professionals will reveal research and vulnerabilities that threaten national critical infrastructure and identify flaws in popular consumer devices. Among the news breaking will be 36 tools, 17 0-days and 49 live onstage demonstrations during the action packed week of July 21-26 2012 in Las Vegas. For more information and to register, visit Black Hat.
The keynote speakers at Black Hat USA 2012 include Neal Stephenson, one of the world's foremost historical and science fiction authors, and Shawn Henry, former FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) and currently President of CrowdStrike Services. Neal will take the stage for an interactive interview with attendees while Shawn will offer new insights on how a hostile cyber environment has rendered traditional security obsolete in a talk entitled: "Changing the Security Paradigm…Taking Back Your Network and Bringing Pain to The Adversary."
Black Hat USA 2012 will feature talks that point out key security vulnerabilities in global and national infrastructure, including:
Black Hat will feature nine concurrent tracks every day, mixing workshops, roundtables and cutting edge presentations by top security experts. Deep technical training will take place July 21-24, while the open briefings will run from July 25-26.
Sponsors of this year's Black Hat include Diamond Sponsors Qualys, Microsoft and Lookingglass Cyber Solutions; Platinum Sponsors Accuvant LABS, Blue Coat Systems, Core Security, Cisco, IBM, Juniper Networks, LogRhythm, RSA, Symantec, Trustwave and Verizon.
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