Black Hat USA has come roaring back since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

August 12, 2022

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That’s a wrap for this week’s Black Hat USA 2022 event, which came roaring back after going virtual during the pandemic and returning to a much smaller conference last August.

The-Gately-Report-logo-300x200.jpgThe event, the 25th Black Hat USA, brought tens of thousands of attendees to Las Vegas from 111 countries. That compares to approximately 5,000 at last year’s mini-event.

Jeff Moss is Black Hat’s founder and CEO. He didn’t expect so many people at this year’s Black Hat event. He also pointed out that attendance still fell short from pre-pandemic levels because the conference usually brings cybersecurity professional from China and other Asian countries, and they’re still unable to travel abroad.

Increasing complexity and how that’s giving cybercriminals an advantage was a big topic at Black Hat. The topic was discussed during a closing keynote with Moss and event content organizers.


Veracode’s Chris Eng

Chris Eng, chief research officer at Veracode, said a lot of the same problems are occurring in cybersecurity, “so we need to be faster at adopting.”

“We know what needs to be done, but we’re not getting it done,” he said. “It’s a little discouraging. We are seeing things get better in pockets … but way too slowly.”

Scroll through our slideshow above for more from Black Hat USA 2022.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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