July hasn’t been hot enough for me and some of the other Tenable staffers, so we will be heading to the desert of Las Vegas in a few weeks to attend Black Hat USA 2010 ! Since 1997, the Black Hat conference has provided a neutral ground for security researchers, government agencies and information security professionals to integrate their varied perspectives. This will be my ninth year at Black Hat and I’ve always found it to be an intense couple of days meeting up with almost everyone I know in the Infosec field. I’m delighted that Tenable will be represented in the Black Hat Trainings, Black Hat Briefings, Black Hat vendor area and DEF CON this year. Tenable’s Product Evangelist, Paul Asadoorian, will be teaching two sessions of a brand-new (seriously – we’re still editing it) Advanced Nessus Training Class . This class is intended for those who are already familiar with Nessus and will cover special techniques and testing situations that you may not be familiar with. There will be a lot of hands-on lab work, assisted by Tenable’s lead Trainer, David Poynter (so that Paul can keep talking, one of his favorite activities). The first session will be held on Saturday and Sunday (July 24 & 25) and the second session on Monday and Tuesday (July 26 & 27). There are still a few seats open in both sessions, but they are filling up fast!