Guess what? Road trip. again. Soon. woo hoo!

Our goal is to capture and share interesting and relevant stories, and in doing so, help connect information security and privacy with society, the way we live our lives, and the way we do our jobs.

Follow us on the road again, this time to Las Vegas, Nevada where we will be covering:

Black Hat USA 2018 | DEFCON 26 | Hacking Diversity


ITSPmagazine coverage, podcasts, webcasts, articles, and all our happenings coming to you from Las Vegas are made possible by the generosity of our sponsors. We are ever so grateful for your support.

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Everything we do before, during and after as part of our coverage will have your company name on it. 

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Here is what we have planned so far

Chats On the Road to Las Vegas

Pre-event podcasts similar to these.

A Variety of Podcast Conversations from Black Hat, DefCon, and Hacking Diversity

We will have microphones (maybe even cameras) on hand, ready to capture the best stories!

What's That? More Unusual Gatherings?

Absolutely! We're Planning More ITSPmagazine Talk Shows!

We are going to meet at the intersection of IT security and society four times while in Las Vegas.


** These are the conversations **

Yo ho, yo ho, is an InfoSec life for me?
There are things that must be said about this industry and we are going to say them.

With: Rick McElroy, Karen Worstell, +, + | Selena Templeton and Sean Martin

Are you gonna walk that talk or just sit there?
Aren't you tired of hearing about the lack of diversity in cybersecurity? Because we have had enough.

With: +, +, +, + | Selena Templeton and Marco Ciappelli

The circus is coming! The circus is coming!
DefCon Villagers discuss the future of cybersecurity conferences. Bring the popcorn!

With: +, +, +, + | Sean Martin and Marco Ciappelli

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Tomorrow Land!
Smart cities, smart homes, smart cars, but how about smart people?

With: Chris Roberts, Gabriel Lawrence, + | Selena Templeton, Sean Martin, and Marco Ciappelli


Did you watch (or listen to) our first talk show?
Here it is.


Pre | During | Post Las Vegas Live Expert Panels

Streaming live before, during and after Black Hat 2018 Las Vegas, this is a curated selection of panels and interviews featuring renowned industry experts.
As usual, in partnership with BrightTALK.
Click here to see what we did together at RSA Conference SF 2018.



On The Road To Las Vegas

Pre Event Live Webcam Panel
What to Expect at Black Hat 2018

Join this panel of industry experts as they share their experiences and thoughts on one of biggest security conferences in the world, Black Hat in Las Vegas, along with their expectations from this year's event.

Moderator: Sean Martin | Panelists: TBA

Jul 31 2018 | 10:00 am



AI-Armed Cyber Adversaries: Cyber Crime & Defense in 2018

Moderator: Chenxi Wang
Panelists TBA

Aug 7 2018 | 10:30 am

Key Factors for CISO Success

Moderator: Mark Weatherford
Panelists: TBA

Aug 8 2018 | 10:30 am

Managing Your Cyber Risk

Moderator: Sean Martin
Panelists: TBA

Aug 9 2018 | 10:30 am

A New Era of Privacy & Data Security

Moderator: Debra J. Farber
Panelists: TBA

Aug 7 2018 | 1:00 pm

What Keeps CISOs Up at Night: Top Security Challenges

Moderator: Jay Beale
Panelists: TBA

Aug 8 2018 | 1:00 pm

Changing Your Security Culture

Moderator: Chris Roberts
Panelists: TBA

Aug 9 2018 | 1:00 pm



Post Event Live Webcam Panel
Trends Discussed at Black Hat 2018

Join this post-Black Hat panel as we look at the biggest trends and cyber threats covered during the Black Hat Conference 2018 in Las Vegas.

Moderator: Charles Tendell  | Panelists: TBA

Aug 15 2018 | 10:00 am

Black Hat 2017 was great. 2018 is going to be, well...epic!

Black Hat USA 2017 was an amazing event. We made new friends, met with old ones, and discussed the status of cybersecurity, privacy, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, diversity and much, much more. Equally important was that we were able to capture over 40 great conversations in video and podcast formats. Below, you'll find an example of what we did last year.

We are planning great things for 2018!
Be sure to check out what we did for RSA Conference 2018 for an update on the latest from our team and what we are covering.

BTW, this year we are extending our stay in Las Vegas to hang out with our friends who are running Villages at DEFCON, and to support diversity and inclusion by covering the debut Hacking Diversity conference, so these will be part of our coverage as well.

Stay tuned here for all Black Hat, DEFCON and Hacking Diversity related news!

Their Story Podcasts

Reserve yours now! We have limited availability.
Audio podcasts and written articles by John Dasher.
Check them out here.

Their Story Webcasts

Contact us to make it happen! We have extremely limited availability for these.
Video recordings, audio podcasts and written articles.

Black Hat USA 2018 News

Black Hat USA 2018 BRIEFINGS

Wed, August 8 - Thurs, August 9

Learn the very latest in information security risks and trends at the Black Hat Briefings. Security experts from around the world will share ground breaking research, open-source tools, and zero day exploits, and more.


Here are a few of this year’s highlighted Briefings:

    Voting Machines | Lessons from Virginia - A Comparative Forensic Analysis of WinVote Voting Machines 
This talk will dive into the hacking of voting machines and the current state of the technology ahead of elections.

Auto | Applied Self-Driving Car Security
From the researchers who famously hacked a Jeep in 2015!

Enterprise | Open Sesame: Picking Locks with Cortana
This Briefing will explore how attackers can break into Windows 10 machines using Microsoft Cortana

Critical Infrastructure | Last Call for SATCOM
Ruben Santamarta will talk attacks on international airlines, NATO military bases and various other vessels around the world

Mobile | Stealth Mango and the Prevalence of Mobile Surveillanceware
A nation state actor’s Android/iOS surveillance tooling will be exposed!

Platform | Meltdown: Basics Details Consequences
Directly from the researchers that discovered the Meltdown and Spectre bugs in early 2018


Black Hat USA 2018 TRAININGS

Sat, August 4 - Tues, August 7

Often designed exclusively for Black Hat, Trainings provide hands-on offensive and defensive skill-building opportunities. Black Hat Trainings are taught by industry experts with the goal of defining and defending tomorrow's InfoSec landscape.


Wed, August 8 - Thurs, August 9

Network with more than 17,000 InfoSec professionals and evaluate a range of security products and solutions offered by Black Hat sponsors. The 2018 Business Hall offers unique opportunities for attendee, vendor, and community engagement.


August 9-12, 2018
Caesars Palace and Flamingo Hotels in Las Vegas

Ready to get your deep, dark weird on? Want to see how stuff is really hacked? Want to see what hackers really look like? Think you can spot the Fed? Think you have what it takes to capture the flag? If so, join the weirdness yourself!

Hacking Diversity

A four-day event to support and encourage the information security and hacking community to hack the world around us in positive meaningful ways. Hacking Diversity is August 9th – 12th, 2018 (concurrent with DefCon) in the Caesars Palace Tower, a quick elevator ride up from the conference floor.

Hacking Diversity Features:

A two-day job fair featuring our partners, sponsors, and companies that promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Resume reviews, mock interviews, and a resume matchmaking system.

Two “quiet” parties for networking and connecting with speakers and presenters.

Presentations and workshops.

Within our Black Hat USA, DEFCON 26, and Hacking Diversity Event News and Coverage page you will find a collection of articles from our team or journalists, along with additional Black Hat, DEFCON and Hacking Diversityrelated press. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, and subscribe to our newsletter to stay connected with us, as we start talking about what is going to happen this year and what we are up to. We sure do have some interesting plans. It's all about the Intersection of IT Security and Society, of course.

We hope to see you there, but If you're not up for it or can't make it, we'll bring it all to you here on our coverage page.

Either way... enjoy!

Have some news to share with us and our audience?

We're thrilled to offer free BHUSA, DEFCON, and Hacking Diversity press submissions up until August 9th.
Simply use code BH18FREEPR when you submit your press release.

Our Audio News and Podcasts Series are available on
iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud | TuneIn | Radio Public | and more

We are currently seeking sponsors to both help drive and take part in the conversation.

By joining this conversation, you and your company will help define the Thought Leadership discussion points that we will make during our coverage, reinforcing your Brand Credibility and expanding your Brand Exposure by receiving all of the benefits offered by ITSPmagazine's platform both pre- and post-event.

For PR Agencies that represent multiple clients interested in sponsoring - or advertising on - our Las Vegas coverage and activities, contact us and we will be happy to let you know about the exclusive deal. 

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Thank you for visiting ITSPmagazine's Black Hat USA 2018  and Def Con 26 News & Event Coverage

AI-Armed Cyber Adversaries: Cyber Crime & Defense in 2018

Moderator: Chenxi Wang | Panelists TBA

Aug 7 2018 | 10:30 am | Learn more