Black Hat DC this year is supposed to be "a different kind of Black Hat". There are four tracks over the two days with a special emphasis on wireless and speakers include Chris Wysopal, FX from Phenoelit, Job de Haas, and Adam Laurie. The smaller shows are always good fun and good value for money and DC this year promises to have an excellent line-up of speakers.
As usual training courses are offered on the two days before the briefings begin. Its been a while since we trained at DC but this year we're back with a Bootcamp course. The course is filing up nicely, so we're totally stoked. Like the show, the courses tend to be smaller and more personal so if you've never attended a Hacking By Numbers
'Bootcamp' course before then this is a great opportunity. Bootcamp Edition teaches a method-based approach to hacking into networks and systems over the Internet. The method taught consists of seven distinct phases that each have their own objectives, techniques and tools. Students are provided with fully-configured laptop computers that are used stage-for-stage to complete fifteen different technical exercises. You can learn more or enroll here... otherwise contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like some more information.
If nothing else, please be nice to Bradley if you see him at the show. I'd like to suggest that you buy him beer but he can't really handle his alcohol and he's hard enough to tolerate as it is when he's sober...