Black Hat, a producer of information security and trainings events, will launch a new West Coast Trainings event Dec. 9-12. The four-day conference at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle will offer the security community a slew of Black Hat’s most popular events and conference sessions focused on industry research and intelligence.
“The trainings [sessions] were selected due to the high demand for their content,” says Trey Ford, Black Hat general manager, in an e-mail to Expo. “There is a balanced mix of penetration testing, exploitation, attack methodology, code analysis, risk and malware analysis, mobile and control systems security.”
West Coast Trainings is the first event of its kind for Black Hat, says Ford, who is expecting a “good turnout” from the securities communities for the event. The Seattle location was specifically chosen because the convention center could meet Black Hat’s size demand for 20 classrooms.
The event will offer courses focusing on hardware, mobile platforms, network protocols, malware, social engineering, attack team coordination, attack detection, log analysis and intelligence management strategy.
“While many people think what we do is all about offense, we need to remember that some of the most effective defenders know the latest tactics and technology of attackers,” Ford contends. “Course content is a classical Black Hat focus on attack and defend.”