The Top 10 Moments in Black Hat History



The annual Black Hat conference is just weeks away. Before this year’s conference kicks off, let’s take a look at some of the most memorable and impactful moments in the history of the event.

10. Black Hat 2012: Apple’s Dallas De Atley speaks on iOS security publicly for the first time

Black Hat 2012 was home to what many expected to be a major milestone in the security industry: Apple’s first ever public discussion of iOS security. After Apple pulled the plug on a scheduled presentation at Black Hat 2008, there were high hopes and a packed room for platform security manager Dallas De Atley’s talk in 2012. Ultimately, the talk underwhelmed the audience, with Atley delivering a canned presentation and exiting quickly without time for questions. Nonetheless, the event still marked a milestone in starting the broader security discussion with the tech giants of today.

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10 of the most memorable moments in Black Hat history

Black Hat has been home to some of the most groundbreaking – and entertaining – moments in cyber security. From major vulnerability disclosures to unbelievable hack demonstrations to packed talks, here are some of the biggest moments in Black Hat history.

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