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The latest from Black Hat USA 2023

Last updated:August 2023

Editor's note

Black Hat USA 2023, the 26th year of the annual cybersecurity conference, returned in person to Las Vegas Aug. 5-10.

The two-day main event, Aug. 9-10, featured keynote speaker Maria Markstedter, founder of Azeria Labs, addressing one of the year's hottest topics: cybersecurity in the age of AI. Other keynotes included a fireside chat with CISA director Jen Easterly and Victor Zhora, currently responsible for the cybersecurity of the Ukrainian digital infrastructure, and a talk from Kemba Walden, acting national cyber director in the Office of the National Cyber Director.

Four days of specialized trainings took place Aug. 5-8, including the Black Hat Certified Pentester program -- a new certification for pen testing pros. The all-day intermediate-level exam was available for attendees to take in person.

TechTarget's security team was on site, reporting from the conference floor. Use this guide to explore the news, announcements and developments from the 2023 event.

1On the hunt for security weak spots

At Black Hat 2023, experts covered the top likely vulnerabilities security teams need to watch for.

2Attacks and hacks: News from the conference floor

Black Hat USA 2023 will feature more than 100 presentations, with experts and analysts explaining the latest attacks and sounding warning bells on what could be coming next.

3Pre-conference coverage for Black Hat 2023

At Black Hat 2022, presenters and experts discussed need-to-know cybersecurity topics, from timely information on improving the U.S. government's cyber operations and the Russian invasion of Ukraine to perennial topics of attack surface management and preventing email and other cyber threats. Review these highlights from last year to get ready for Black Hat USA 2023.

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