Smashing the Future for Fun and Profit
Has it really been 15 years? Time flies when keeping up with Moore’s law is the measure. In 1997, Jeff Moss held the very first Black Hat. He gathered together some of the best hackers and security minds of the time to discuss the current state of the hack. A unique and neutral field was created in which the security community—private, public, and independent practitioners alike could come together and exchange research, theories, and experiences with no vendor influences. That idea seems to have caught on. Jeff knew that Black Hat could serve the community best if it concentrated on finding research by some of the brightest minds of the day, and he had an uncanny knack for finding them. Please join Black Hat for this very special session, as we bring together 5 of the original 1997-98 speakers: Jeff Moss, Bruce Schneier, Marcus Ranum, Adam Shostack, and Jennifer Granick to share their vision of security over the next 15 years. One of Black Hat’s core values is its focus on cutting edge research and emergent technologies. So there will be no war stories in this session. Each speaker will have the opportunity to deliver his or her own view. Based on the track records, take good notes.