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Black Hat Arsenal

August 5, 2015 | 10:00 - 18:00 | Breakers EDJK
August 6, 2015 | 10:00 - 18:00 | Breakers EDJK

Returning bigger than ever, Black Hat is pleased to once again present Arsenal--a Tool/Demo area where independent researchers and the open source community will showcase some awesome weapons.

Call for Tools is now closed.

View the line-up for Black Hat Arsenal 2015

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ciso summit

Business Hall Networking Lounge

August 5, 2015 | 10:00 - 19:00 | Shoreline A, Level 2
August 6, 2015 | 10:00 - 17:00 | Shoreline A, Level 2

Microsoft will host the Business Hall Networking Lounge where attendees can network, enjoy refreshments during breaks, have an afternoon drink at the bar and conduct meetings in a relaxed setting.

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CISO Summit

August 4, 2015 | 08:00 - 18:00 | Four Seasons, Acacia Ballroom

Co-located with Black Hat USA, 120 security-focused executives from Fortune 1000 corporations and federal agencies are invited to apply to attend a full-day, interactive program consisting of high-level discussions, practical application, and strategic insight on topics unique to Black Hat.

View Agenda & get more information.



August 6-9, 2015 | Paris/Bally's, Las Vegas

Planning on attending DEF CON this year but don't want to head to Paris/Bally's and potentially miss out at Black Hat? As a registered Black Hat USA 2015 Briefings or Training attendee, you can now pre-purchase your DEF CON pass for $230. Black Hat USA is the only place that you can pre-register for DEF CON and you can pick up your badge on-site. DEF CON tickets will not be sold on-site at Black Hat USA. DEFCON passes are non-refundable once purchased. The deadline to purchase a DEF CON voucher in conjunction with your Black Hat USA Briefings or Training pass is Friday, July 24, 2015 at 23:59 ET.


Beyond the Gender Gap: Empowering Women In Security

August 6, 2015 | 13:00 - 14:30

Their numbers may be small -- just 10% of all security professionals -- but women are holding more high-profile jobs and roles in the InfoSec industry than ever before. They are CISOs, researchers, and key executives with influential roles in the industry. Unfortunately, at the same time as women are taking on increasingly powerful positions, the industry appears to be stuck in first gear and there is data indicating a trend in women also leaving the industry. A panel of some of the top women in the security field will share their own experiences in how they got there, and how best to recruit, retain, and advance the professional development of women in the industry. Read more.



August 5, 2015 | 10:00 - 17:30
August 6, 2015 | 10:00 - 16:00

Panoply is a network assessment/defense competition combined into a single event. Returning for the fourth year, Panoply is an official competition sponsored by Black Hat for attendees. Competition conducted by the CIAS - founders of Panoply and the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. For more information visit: http://nccdc.org and http://cyberpanoply.com

Pre-Register for Panoply


Pwnie Awards

August 5, 2015 | 18:30 - 19:30 | Mandalay Bay D

In 2015, the Black Hat USA Briefings will once again provide the venue for the Pwnie Awards, the security industry's premier award show celebrating the achievements and failures of the security community over the past year.

For more information about the awards or to submit a nomination, please visit the official Pwnie Awards website at pwnies.com.

tshirt design contest

Wifi Networking Lounge

August 3, 2015 | 12:00 - 19:00 | Palm Foyer, Level 3
August 4, 2015 | 10:00 - 19:00 | Palm Foyer, Level 3
August 5, 2015 | 09:30 - 17:30 | Palm Foyer, Level 3
August 6, 2015 | 09:30 - 18:15 | Palm Foyer, Level 3

Stroz Friedberg will host the Wifi Networking Lounge, located in the Palm Foyer, Level 3. Take a break and relax in a sleek, furnished lounge with full Wifi, mobile device charging outlets, and a cocktail bar (Alcoholic beverages will be served starting at 16:00).

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August 3-6, 2015 | Reef F

Come by the official bookstore and browse the latest titles in security. Several Black Hat Speakers and Trainers will be signing copies of their authored books.

Book Signing Schedule

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August 3-6, 2015 | Reef D & E

Get your Black Hat branded merchandise – T-shirts, jackets, mugs, barware, lab coats and more! Please note: No cash will be accepted. Purchases can be made with any major credit or debit card.

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Audio & Video

Event Audio & Video Booth

August 5-6, 2015 | Level 2, next to Exhibitor Registration

The Source of Knowledge will be onsite to sell audio and video recordings of the Briefings sessions. Their booth will be located on Level 2, next to Exhibitor Registration. You can purchase the media onsite at a substantial discount.

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Black Hat Student Scholarship Program

We are pleased to announce the return of the Black Hat Student Scholarship Program. As a way to introduce the next generation of security professionals to the Black Hat community, we will be awarding a limited number of complimentary Academic Passes for Black Hat USA 2015. Each pass allows full access to all Briefings and has a value of $895.

The application period has now closed.

tshirt design contest

Black Hat T-Shirt Design Contest

To help recognize and celebrate our community, Black Hat is hosting a T-shirt design contest! The winning design will be featured on exclusive, limited-edition Black Hat USA 2015 swag sold in our Merchandise Store on-site at Mandalay Bay. The winner will receive a free pass to Black Hat USA 2015 Briefings and two complimentary hotel nights in Las Vegas. All proceeds from the shirts sold will be donated to Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF).

The winning design has been selected. Be sure to visit the merchandise store at Black Hat August 3-6, 2015 in Reef D & E to purchase your shirt for a good cause.