Black Hat USA Announces New Community Programs to Address the Needs of Information Security Professionals
SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Hat, the world’s leading producer of information security events, announces expanded community-focused programming to accompany the virtual Black Hat USA, taking place August 1-6, 2020. In order to better serve the needs of information security professionals, Black Hat will provide a platform for discussions around mental health, diversity and inclusion and more, creating a safe space for attendees to gain knowledge and support on lesser discussed topics. Black Hat is also offering scholarship opportunities and health and wellness activities to support these programs.
“The technical content that is presented on the Black Hat stage each year is an important contribution to the industry, but we’ve found that more sensitive topics such as mental health and diversity within the information security community are often not highlighted enough,” said Steve Wylie, Black Hat General Manager. “Through these added programs, we encourage more open and honest conversations within the community in an effort to bring more awareness to these important issues.”
Black Hat USA 2020 Community programs include:
Black Hat Briefings - Community Track:
Community Sessions & Meetups:
Each year, Black Hat awards complimentary Briefings passes to a number of recipients through multiple scholarship programs. These scholarships aim to provide those who may not have the means to attend the event with the opportunity to learn, network and collaborate with industry professionals. This year’s new scholarship and donation programs include:
Health and Wellness:
Global & Sustaining Partners of Black Hat USA include: Sustaining Partners: CrowdStrike, Darktrace, ExtraHop, KnowBe4, Mimecast, Qualys, Recorded Future, SecurityScorecard; Global Partners: CheckSec, DomainTools, Facebook, KnowBe4, Qualys, Inc., Recorded Future, Synopsys, Varonis.
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