The Who’s Who in Security Will be at Black Hat USA 2016 This Week!

Cyber Security, Events Posted Aug 1, 2016 by Jennifer Torode


This week, many of CHEN PR’s clients will be speaking and exhibiting at Black Hat USA, one of world’s most best-known IT security conferences, taking place July 30 – August 4, 2016 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Here’s a quick rundown of our incredible clients that are exhibiting, attending and speaking. Good luck to everyone, including our own Kevin Kosh who will be attending.

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Exhibiting Clients:

  • FireEye: Booth #900
  • IBM Security: #908
  • Optiv Security—Provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions: Booth #1008
  • SafeBreachContinuous security validation: Booth #766


Attending Clients: 

  • Bay DynamicsCyber risk analytics
  • White Ops—Sophisticated invalid traffic detection and prevention



Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Staying Connected, and Surviving, on the Black Hat Network

The Black Hat network often is the subject of quiet whispers, fear and sometimes laughter. In this session, Bart Stump, solutions engineer, will discuss what many security professionals believe to be one of the most hostile networks in the world. Attendees will learn what they can expect while staying connected at Black Hat and tips to stay safe.

5:00–5:20 p.m. PT


Wednesday, August 3, 2016


White Ops

Dan Kaminsky

Dan Kaminsky

Dan Kaminsky, White Ops

Presentation Topic: Hidden Architecture of our Time: Why this Internet Worked, How we could lose it, and the role hackers play

9:00–10:00 a.m. PT



Co-Founder & CTO Itzik Kotler and VP of Security Research Amit Klein

Presentation Topic: Crippling HTTPS with Unholy PAC

4:20-5:10 p.m. PT

SafeBreach has been named a finalist in the “Most Innovative Startup” category for Dark Reading’s inaugural Best of Black Hat Awards Program. The winners of each category will be announced in a brief ceremony at Black Hat on August 3 at 6:00 p.m. PT in the Business Hall Theater A of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.


Optiv Security

Presentation Topic: Advancing Your Career as a Security Pro

Security professionals are in one of the fastest-growing – and potentially lucrative – careers available today. The industry’s negative-unemployment market means many organizations compete for security experts’ services. In this panel session, Dawn-Marie Hutchinson, director of client advisory services, will join a discussion on how security professionals can take advantage of these opportunities and advance their careers.

12:50–1:40 p.m. PT


August 4, 2016


Black Hat Arsenal

SERPICO, the simple report writing collaboration tool, provides enterprise penetration testing teams a portable platform to ease report writing and generation.

Pete Arzamendi, research scientist, returns to Black Hat to demonstrate new features of this open source tool, including new data imports, a bundled version for quicker reporting and findings trending.

10:00–11:50 a.m. PT



Black Hat Arsenal

BurpBuddy is an open source tool originally released in 2014. Arsenal 2016 will mark the release of version three, which offers a complete rewrite and provides a Smorgasbord of new functionality. With BurpBuddy, pen testers can write their own plugins for Burp in any language they want. During this demo, Tom Steele, managing principal consultant, will discuss the functionality of the API and showcase examples written in various programming languages.

12:00–1:50 p.m. PT



Black Hat Arsenal

NetNeedle: Hiding a needle in a haystack is easier if the needle looks like hay. Join John Ventura, research practice manager, who will demonstrate NetNeedle, an open source tool developed for pen testers to provide encrypted control channels and chat sessions that are disguised to look like other common network activity. Originally written to demonstrate network-based steganography principals, this tool exploits presumptions about the nature of protocols that are largely ignored in a modern network.

2:00-3:50 p.m. PT



Black Hat Arsenal

Pay No Attention to that Hacker Behind the Curtain: A Look Inside the Black Hat Network: Each year thousands of security professionals attend Black Hat USA to learn the latest tactics and techniques from the sharpest minds in the industry. Once they have that knowledge, they can’t wait to test it on the closest network they can find: the Black Hat network. In this presentation, Bart Stump, solutions engineer, will show conference attendees what happens behind the scenes at Black Hat. Who’s attacking who? What are they doing? And what makes it all tick.

5:00–5:50 p.m. PT