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DefCon Looking To Keep Feds Out Of Hacker Convention
2013-07-11 12:22:17

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The feds once attended the DefCon hacker events in Las Vegas to recruit promising young hackers to help shore up national cyber security. Now following the recent news about the NSA and national surveillance, DefCon's founder has publicly asked members of the federal government to stay away from the convention this year. In a post entitled "Feds, we need some time apart" on the DefCon website, founder Jeff Moss, who operates online...

Black Hat And DefCon Are Strange Bedfellows
2012-07-24 14:14:50

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Las Vegas is home to many trade shows, and sometimes attendees of one head over to another. This is notable when the Consumer Electronics Show storms into Sin City in early January, and many attendees of the world´s largest trade event head over to the AVN Show — the latter being the Adult Video News or “porn show.” But this week many high-level security experts who are in Vegas for the Black Hat USA...

2011-04-29 11:00:00

The agency in charge of keeping law and order on the internet, the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has hired a veteran hacker to be the agency's top cop, according to a recent CNET report. Jeff Moss, founder of Black Hat conferences and the annual DefCon gathering of internet pranksters and hackers has accepted the position and will begin work this week in Washington, DC. ICANN plays a vital role in making sure that when you type a site name into a web...

2011-04-28 08:00:00

SEATTLE, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, today announced that Jeff Moss, the founder of Black Hat, will be taking on the position of Black Hat Conference Chair. Moss was also recently named CSO of ICANN; the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. In his new position as Conference Chair, Moss will continue to play a key role with the Black Hat team and community on the development of conference...

2010-09-02 11:26:00

ABU DHABI, UAE, September 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represented by the UAE Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), in cooperation with Khalifa University of Science and Technology with UBM have brought to the Middle East, Black Hat, recognising the importance of increasing online security. Pre-registration for Black Hat is now open and a Call for Papers has been announced, giving industry professionals the opportunity to participate...

2010-07-21 11:00:00

SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat USA, the world's leading family of information security events produced by UBM TechWeb, today announces the largest event in the history of Black Hat. Organizers report an increase of 25 percent in sponsorships and a record 35 percent increase in conference attendance over 2009. These record numbers confirm Black Hat is the industry's largest and most important security event of its kind. New programs like Black Hat Arsenal and Black Hat Uplink,...

2010-06-26 06:20:00

A design flaw found in some automated teller machines may make them vulnerable to hackers, who could make cash dispensing machines everywhere spit out their cash holdings, according to a security expert who discovered the defect. Barnaby Jack, head of research for security firm IOActive Labs, plans to demonstrate how the ATM flaw can be manipulated by hackers at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas that begins July 28. "ATMs are not as secure as we would like them to be," Jeff...

2010-01-22 12:05:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, produced by TechWeb, today announced that Gregory Schaffer will keynote at Black Hat DC 2010, the world's leading information security event. Black Hat DC 2010 will host over 500 digital security experts, bringing together public and private sector security professionals and underground hackers from around the world to dissect the latest security trends. Black Hat DC is taking place February 2 - February 3 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in...

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