Legal, technical, and academic experts interested in sharing information about topics related to digital self-defense gather annually in Las Vegas, Europe, and Asia for the Black Hat Briefings conference. The organizer and president of the convention is Jeff Moss (a.k.a. The Dark Tanget). More information is provided at http://www.blackhat.com.
In July 2004, in Las Vegas, Nevada, sample topics on the Black Hat Briefings speakers’ agenda were as follows: “Cyber Jihad and the Globalization of Warfare: Computer Networks as a Battle Ground in the Middle East and Beyond”; “Legal Liability and Security Incident Investigation”; and “Tracking Prey in the Cyberforest.”