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Black Hat USA 2020 Recap And What Is Happening Next | With Kymberlee Price And Steve Wylie

Episode Summary

The game is never over. We just reach milestones. This year's Black Hat Conference USA certainly got to a big one. Participants from the business, research, and hacker communities came together - virtually, for the first time - for the 2020 edition of the Las Vegas-based event.

Episode Notes

The game is never over. We just reach milestones.

This year's Black Hat Conference USA certainly got to a big one.

Participants from the business, research, and hacker communities came together - virtually, for the first time - for the 2020 edition of the Las Vegas-based event.

As discussed during the kick-off podcast, this virtual event presented the opportunity to expand the audience in many different ways and bring a whole new level of engagement to the table. This is precisely what happened: the event drew in attendees from 117 countries and a sizeable first-time attendee.

As both Kymberlee and Steve pointed out, the online interaction was probably the biggest challenge and the most difficult thing to replicate. They pulled this off: many experienced virtual "lobby con" both inside and outside the conference platform, with like-minded individuals, members of the data science community, and the blackhat Review Board members.

Beyond the content itself, there's a lot to be learned for how we will consume content moving forward and how we will likely expect to engage with each other in a world where in-person-only events may be a thing of the past.

Steve and Kymberlee provide some interesting insights into the future of Black Hat in this context.

The future of conferences looks hybrid, and that is a good thing.

Guest(s)
Kymberlee Price, BHUSA Review Board

Steve Wylie, Black Hat General Manager

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