Annual attendance at the 2013 Black Hat security conference has increased significantly in recent years. This year, more than 7,500 were in attendance, according to conference organizers.
The hacking conference has been known for research that showcases high-profile attacks targeting hardware and software vulnerabilities. With attendance at its highest, there was a heightened need for security vendors to gain security professionals' attention on the expo floor. The following security firms appeared to be getting the lion's share of attention for the roles they play in network monitoring, malware detection and analysis capabilities.