Black Hat USA 2017 opens call for papers, registration for 20th anniversary event


SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 – Black Hat, a leading producer of information security events, announces Registration and Call for Papers (CFP) for the 20th anniversary of Black Hat USA. Returning to Las Vegas, Black Hat will feature the very latest in information security research, development and trends – including its new Applied Security track, dedicated to the practical application of cutting edge InfoSec tools and processes. The event will span six days, kicking off with four days of intense hands-on Training for security practitioners, followed by two days of integral Briefings, a Business Hall filled with leading solution providers, special events and more.

Black Hat USA will take place July 22 – 27, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center and early registration prices are available through May 19, 2017.


Call for Papers (CFP) is Now Open. Black Hat is accepting submissions for groundbreaking research for this year’s Briefings, the foundation of its renowned event program. Briefings cover the latest research and development across today’s most pressing information security topics, from critical information infrastructure to IoT, security defense, popular mobile devices, applied security and everything in between.

Potential speakers may submit for Briefings that are 25 or 50-minutes in length. The deadline for submissions is April 3, 2017, but early submissions are encouraged. For more information on Call for Papers, visit

NEW Applied Security Track! Briefings in this track will focus on the practical application of cutting edge InfoSec tools and processes, featuring talks on trends and analysis related to breach incidents, phishing, social engineering, nation-state threats, ransomware and more. Submissions containing actionable information and real-world takeaways relevant to the challenges security professionals face daily will be considered.

Registration for Black Hat USA Training also Now Open. Black Hat will offer its largest Training lineup to date, with deeply technical, hands-on courses led by the information security industry’s top trainers and professionals. Courses will span topics such as Android hacking, automobile systems hacking, penetration testing, advanced infrastructure hacking, and more. For information on the lineup and to save $300 on the course(s) of your choice by May 19, please visit

For more information and to get your registration or Briefings submission started for Black Hat USA 2017, please visit