Black Hat 2021: News, Announcements And Analysis

Black Hat 2021

Black Hat has grown over the past quarter-century into the premier stage for cybersecurity professionals to share cutting-edge research and insights through demos, technical trainings, and hands-on labs, with 20,200 attendees and more than 300 cybersecurity vendors gathering in Las Vegas in 2019 to hear from more than 500 speakers and visit a bustling Business Hall.

But the recent Delta variant-fueled surge of COVID-19 cases in Las Vegas will keep in-person attendance at Black Hat 2021 to just 5,000 and prompted three high-level sponsors - Palo Alto Networks, Qualys and Trend Micro - to pull out of the in-person event entirely in the week leading up to the show.

CRN will be masked and in-person in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Convention Center to bring you the latest insights on ransomware, supply chain and critical infrastructure attacks and show you what a prominent in-person event looks like in the time of COVID.

Black Hat Is Back: Scenes From The Show
CRN shows off some of the most zany and offbeat booths from Black Hat’s Business Hall floor as well as the measures taken to protect attendees at one of the first in-person technology conferences to take place since the pandemic.

Should Ransomware Victims Pay Up? Experts At Black Hat Speak Out
From the availability of backups and sensitivity of exfiltrated data to the health and safety consequences of nonpayment, here’s what companies must think about before forking over a ransom.

Kaseya Ransomware Attack: 10 Things MSPs Must Do To Protect Themselves
From scrutinizing the security of acquired assets and pen testing software development environments to limiting how much access MSPs have to customers, here’s what Black Hat 2021 attendees said MSPs should do following the Kaseya ransomware attack.

The 20 Hottest Cybersecurity Products At Black Hat 2021
From protecting containers and cloud-native workloads against common threats to simplifying the process of hunting and mitigating external threats to automating incident investigations with actionable insight, here’s a look at the 20 hottest cybersecurity products unleashed at Black Hat 2021.

14 Top Cybersecurity Trends To Expect At Black Hat Conference
As Black Hat Conference 2021 kicks off amid vendor cancellations and a surge in COVID-19 cases in Las Vegas, CRN speaks with 14 prominent executives to see what cybersecurity trends they expect to be the talk of this year’s event.