In 1997, Jeff Moss held the very first Black Hat. He gathered together some of the best hackers and security minds of the time to discuss the current state of the hack. A unique and neutral field was created in which the security community--private, public, and independent practitioners alike could come together and exchange research, theories, and experiences with no vendor influences. That idea seems to have caught on. Jeff knew that Black Hat could serve the community best if it concentrated on finding research by some of the brightest minds of the day, and he had an uncanny knack for finding them.
As part of this special session, Tenable CSO Marcus Ranum will be joined by four of the original 1997-98 Black Hat speakers: Jeff Moss, Bruce Schneier, Adam Shostack, and Jennifer Granick to share their vision of security over the next 15 years. One of Black Hat's core values is its focus on cutting edge research and emergent technologies. So there will be no war stories in this session. This is no panel either. Each speaker will have the opportunity to deliver his or her own view. Based on the track records, take good notes.
Panelist, Original 1997-98 Black Hat speaker, and Tenable CSO, Marcus Ranum