Black Hat USA 2019 conference to focus on cybersecurity

Xinhuanet | August 05, 2019

Black Hat USA 2019 conference to focus on cybersecurity
The Black Hat USA 2019 cybersecurity conference is set to kick off next week in Las Vegas, bringing on a wave of sessions, keynotes and security-themed villages to address latest cyber-threats. More than 19,000 security professionals are expected to come from all around the world to the conference, making the 2019 conference the largest show in the event's history, according to the organizer. They will learn, share, educate and disclose security research on the latest cyber-threats and attacks, vulnerabilities, and techniques used to bypass security used by most governments and organizations globally. More than 200 speakers and trainers will offer nearly 120 briefings and more than 90 deeply technical trainings during the conference. The two-day main conference will be held from Aug. 7-8 featuring briefings, arsenal, business hall, and more. Prior to that, four days of technical trainings will be held from Aug. 3-6, with experts providing hands-on offensive and defensive skill-building opportunities.

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Cyber-crime and espionage attacks your employers' or clients' reputation, profitability and future. Still somewhat quaintly referred to as "hacking," these threats are now foremost in corporate strategic thinking. With the security breaches at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Sony, Home Depot and many others, and the Edward Snowden revelations about message interception, senior executives are realizing that data security is no longer an issue to be decided solely by the IT department. It is a decision to be made and budgeted for in the boardroom.

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