Decisions and Revisions - The Ever Evolving Face of the Black Hat NOC

Presented at Black Hat Europe 2019, Dec. 5, 2019, 3:25 p.m. (50 minutes)

This session is your chance to get up close and personal with the Black Hat NOC. We'll walk you through the process of deciding what equipment and services we deploy on the Black Hat network, and our reasoning around those decisions. We'll also discuss the changes we make when deploying and securing a network in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and will share some of the behavioral differences we see in the attendees of those shows, both good and bad. And of course, there will be stories and stats! We'll provide a full debrief of the activity we experienced this year, what has changed since past shows, and what that means for our industry as whole.


  • Neil R. Wyler / Grifter - Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist, RSA Security   as Neil Wyler
    Neil R. Wyler (a.k.a. Grifter) is currently a Threat Hunting and Incident Response Specialist with RSA. He has spent over 18 years as a security professional, focusing on vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, physical security, and incident response. He has been a staff member of the Black Hat Security Briefings for over 16 years and a member of the Senior Staff at DEF CON for 18 years. Neil has spoken at numerous security conferences worldwide, including Black Hat, DEF CON, and the RSA Conference. He has been the subject of various online, print, film, and television interviews, and has authored several books on information security. In his free time, Neil keeps himself busy as a member of both the DEF CON, and Black Hat CFP Review Boards, the Black Hat Training Review Board, the founder of DC801, and founder of his local hackerspace, 801 Labs. Follow him on Twitter at @Grifter801.
  • Bart Stump - Senior Security Consultant, Optiv, Inc.
    Bart Stump is a network security consultant and researcher living in Salt Lake City, Utah. He currently works for Optiv Security (Accuvant+FIshNet Security) as a solutions architect working with customers in all verticals. He has been working in security for 9 years working for some of the top vendors and companies in the industry. He has been a Black Hat staff member for 8 years and is also a goon at DEF CON. Bart also helps select the training courses offered at Black Hat events around the world as a part of the training review board. Follow him on Twitter @theStump3r.


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