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Black Hat USA 2015 Opens Registration and Call for Papers

World's Leading Information Security Event Returns to Las Vegas August 1-6; Brings Back Student Scholarships and EFF Support

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Today, Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events, opens Registration and Call for Papers (CFP) for Black Hat USA 2015. Returning to Las Vegas for the 18th year, Black Hat will celebrate the very latest in information security research, development and trends. This year's show will run August 1–6, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

World's Leading Information Security Event Returns to Las Vegas for 18th year, August 1-6, 2015

The Highlights:

Registration for Black Hat USA 2015 is now open. Be sure to take advantage of early registration prices by June 5, 2015.

Call for Papers (CFP) is now open. Black Hat is seeking groundbreaking vendor-neutral research for this year's Briefings, the heart of each annual show. Potential speakers can submit for traditional Briefings that are 25 or 50-minutes in length, and/or workshops (hands-on labs and presentations), that are 100-minute sessions. The deadline for submissions is March 16, 2015 but early submissions are encouraged. For more information on Call for Papers, visit: blackhat.com/us-15/call-for-papers.html.

Student Scholarships + Giving Back to Community: Black Hat, driven by and for security community, believes that fostering the next generation of security professionals is of critical importance. Continuing this history:

For more information and to get your registration or Briefings submission started for Black Hat USA 2015, please visit: blackhat.com/us-15/.

Sponsors of Black Hat USA 2015 include Diamond Sponsors: FireEye, Lieberman Software, Qualys, RSA, and Tenable Network Security; Platinum Plus Sponsors: AlienVault, Cisco, Digital Guardian by Verdasys, General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, HP, Lockheed Martin, LogRhythm, Palo Alto Networks, Raytheon and Webroot; Platinum Sponsors: Accuvant, Bromium, Core Security, Fortinet, IBM, Proofpoint, Tripwire, and ZeroFOX.

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