Black Hat Day Zero

Black Hat Day Zero - A Road Map for #BHUSA 2018

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Islander CDEHI


Before diving into a jam-packed two days of research, networking, and hands-on hacking, hear from Black Hat experts on a broad range of topics; from advice on how to build a network, to expert insight into this year's most anticipated content, Black Hat insiders will share recommendations, past-experiences, and intel.

Join us on Tuesday, August 7 for 'Day Zero' - an afternoon designed for attendees seeking a well-rounded synopsis of Black Hat USA and an understanding of the tools and resources available to make the most of the event.


All Black Hat pass types are welcome. No pre-registration is required.

16:00 - 16:25

Get Out The Map: Plotting Your Personal Black Hat Agenda
by Kymberlee Price, Open Source Security Program Management Lead,
Microsoft Corporation

Congratulations on attending your first Black Hat Briefings! You're in for a real treat... But where to start? With 18 content tracks, over 110 talks, 90+ Arsenal demonstrations, a robust Business Hall, thousands of industry colleagues, countless networking events, and all the wonders Las Vegas has to offer, you can't possibly do it all in 2 days. Prioritization will be crucial. How will you spend your time this week? Wouldn't this be a lot easier if you had an experienced guide to help you navigate your first Black Hat?

Join Kymberlee Price, 15 year Black Hat veteran for invaluable recommendations on how to get the most out of Black Hat 2018. Learn about the top presentations she is excited about this year from headliners to hidden gems, get the heads up on a few “must-see” Arsenal demos, and find out how to get invited to the most relevant industry networking events you (and your employer) care about. From prioritizing your time between competing talks to self-care, this 25 minute kickoff will give you the insider scoop on the world's leading information security event so you are sure to leave Las Vegas with more than a sunburn and vendor swag.

16:25 - 16:50

You Can Build a Career or a Company in Cybersecurity
by Chris Wysopal, CTO and Co-Founder, Veracode

Chris was a software engineer in when he first got interested in information security after he met members of the Boston hacker community from The L0pht. He later decided to go all in and get a job as an IT security guy to learn enterprise security before becoming a security consultant at @stake. What he learned there prepared him to start his own security company, Veracode. Chris will talk about his journey as an information security professional on both the product and services side, the role of networking and conferences, and how to keep having fun after all these years.

16:50 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 17:20

Must-See Briefings at Black Hat USA 2018
by Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor, Dark Reading

The hardest part about Black Hat USA every year is selecting which talks to attend: there's always an abundance of new groundbreaking research, exploits, and insights from the industry's leading - and up-and-coming - experts in the field. This year is no exception, with 18 Briefings tracks that encompass topics such as Human Factors, Hardware/Embedded, Mobile, Network Defense, and Web AppSec as well as the all-new Community track. In this session, Dark Reading Executive Editor Kelly Jackson Higgins helps you “hack” the Briefings agenda with a rundown of some of the hottest Black Hat USA talks you won't want to miss.

17:20 - 17:40

Black Hat Conference Associates: Can somebody point me toward Palm H?
by Casey Bourbonnais, CA Manager, Black Hat

Lost? Need directions to your next Briefing? Conference Associates are here to help! In this talk, Casey will discuss Black Hat's ongoing grass-roots initiative that enlists a small-army of members from the InfoSec community who are tasked with helping conference-goers in any way they can.

Black Hat CA's have a true passion and love for the industry and go above and beyond to make Black Hat something attendees look forward to year after year. In return, CA's get a fully immersed experience, uncapped networking opportunities, work experience, and laundry list of other perks.

17:40 - 18:00

Hands-on and Open-source - Arsenal at Black Hat USA
by Tony Lee, Yiannis Ioannides, & Patrick Wardle

For the past 8 years, Black Hat Arsenal has brought together the open-source community at Black Hat events around the world - researchers, developers, and practitioners showcase their latest open-source tools in an open, conversational environment - and unlike any other program, attendees often play a role in the development and improvement of tool features and functionality. In this talk, the developers of three of this year's most anticipated Arsenal tools will provide a sneak peek into how you can build your open-source toolkit.

18:00 - 19:00

Sponsored by

SecureAuth + Core Security

Day Zero Reception, North Hall Foyer, Lower Level

Join fellow attendees in the North Hall Foyer following the Day Zero program for the Day Zero Reception sponsored by Core Security. Kick off Black Hat USA with refreshments and a tator tot bar, and be entered to win a $1,000 Visa Gift card. All Black Hat USA pass holders are welcome.