Black Hat Briefings 2003 Keynote Speakers Announced

Black Hat Inc. announced the keynote speakers for this summer’s Black Hat Briefings and Training 2003, the annual conference and workshop designed to help computer professionals better understand the security risks to their computer and information infrastructures by potential threats.

This year’s show will focus on 10 tracks of hot topics including Application Security, Routing & Infrastructure, Policy, Law & Society, Firewalls, Access Control, Physical Security, Incident Response & Computer Forensics, Core Services, Privacy & Anonymity and Intrusion Detection. One of the tracks is also dedicated to various panels of industry pundits. The event is being held July 30-31, 2003 at the Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The keynote speakers for this year’s Black Hat Briefings include:

Philip Zimmermann, Creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). He is currently a special advisor and consultant for the PGP Corporation.

Bruce Schneier, Founder and the Chief Technical Officer of Counterpane Internet Security, Inc. Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author of six books on security and cryptography.

Marcus Sachs, P.E., Cyber Program Director, Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection, US Department of Homeland Security. Sachs is responsible for developing the implementation plan for the President’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.

Dario Forte, CFE, CISM. Forte is Security Advisor for the newly-formed European Electronic Crimes Task Force (EECTF) supported by the U.S. Secret Service in Milan.

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