Black Hat targets the C-level

True story: A couple years ago, CSO Publisher Bob Bragdon attended Black Hat USA in Las Vegas. Accustomed to dealing with security practitioners at the executive level, he felt like a fish out of water in hallways teeming with torn jeans, leather and a variety of hair styles typically frowned upon in the boardroom.

"I was walking around asking myself, what is this?" Bragdon told me after that event.

He apparently wasn't the first suit to feel that way, as the event has remained largely a hacker fest. But even the hacking scene has grown more corporate in the past decade, and new Black Hat General Manager Trey Ford wants his events to bridge the gap between these camps. In an interview with CSO, Ford noted that an entire day -- Tuesday, July 24 -- will be dedicated to the executive level.

To continue reading, register here to become an Insider. You'll get free access to premium content from CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World. See more Insider content or sign in.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Follow our new CSO Australia LinkedIn
Follow our new social and we'll keep you in the loop for exclusive events and all things security!
Have an opinion on security? Want to have your articles published on CSO? Please contact CSO Content Manager for our guidelines.
Show Comments

Featured Whitepapers

Editor's Recommendations

Brand Page

Stories by Bill Brenner

Latest Videos

More videos

Blog Posts