Published on August 11th, 2019 📆 | 5870 Views ⚑0
Inside Black Hat, the world’s biggest ethical hacker conference in Las Vegas
It is 41C on the Las Vegas strip. Tourists amble along the sweltering boulevard, lined with giant hotels, neon signs and gaudy architecture. Amid the usual crowds of holidaymakers and gamblers, this week more than 19,000 hackers have descended on the City of Sin to celebrate another year of “keeping the world safe”.
Black Hat, the world’s biggest annual cyber security conference, opened its doors in 1997 and has since grown from an obscure “hacker summer camp” for geeks into a vast and increasingly mainstream event sponsored by blue chip companies such as Cisco and Accenture. Attendees pay $3,000 a ticket to join hacking lessons, to network and relax in casinos.
“This is the time that you meet…