Aug 03 2008
I tend to leave my schedule at conventions fluid; there’s usually a few presentations that I really want to attend, the rest I attend as the mood takes me. Black Hat has quite a bit more to offer than most conventions, so I’m already looking at having nearly half of my time filled. I have to leave the mornings open for business and recovering from the night before, so I’m not planning on attending any of the early morning sessions.
The first must attend talk is going to be Dan Kaminsky on Wednesday morning at 11:15. There’s more to the DNS vulnerabilities than what’s been disclosed so far. Dan’s got one or two more bomb shells he’ll be dropping on the crowd. I hope they have a press area, otherwise this one might be too crowded to get into.
After lunch my friend Chris Hoff is giving his talk, The Four Horsemen of the Virtualization Security Apocalypse. Rich says this is a talk worth seeing. Chris is an extremely lively, smart and entertaining speaker, provided you’re not the one his cutting wit is targeting. Rich also says that the Meet the Feds panel is worth attending, so I’ll probably end the first day there.
Thursday I’ll might start with an interesing little talk, Threats to the 2008 Presidential Election (and more). Ok, I’ll admit that there’s no way I’d miss a review of the election process from a security perspective. I just hope Oliver Friedrichs talks a lot about computerized voting machines.
In the afternoon I’m going to try to catch up with Jeremiah Grossman at his presentation, Get Rich or Die trying – Making Money on the Web, the Black Hat Way. I’ve been trying to get an interview with Jeremiah for some time now, maybe it’ll actually happen this time. I’ll end presentations that night by listening to fellow Trustwave employee, Mark Shelhart, give a talk, Meet the Owner of a Real Hacked Company – Forensic Analysis. It’ll be nice to have some public domain Trustwave information to talk about.
This is my tentative schedule and I make no guarantees I’ll stick to it. Follow my twitter stream if you really want to catch up to me and keep an eye open for microcasts at the Network Security Podcast page.