Black Hat USA 2022 ends with a record-breaking event in Las Vegas and online


SAN FRANCISCO, August 19, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Black Hat, producer of the cybersecurity industry’s most established and in-depth security events, wraps up a successful hybrid event for Black Hat USA 2022. The event hosted over 21,000 unique attendees, with over 17,400 in-person attendees at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, while over 15,488 actively logged into the virtual platform. Security professionals from 111 countries joined the hybrid event to experience the robust lineup of groundbreaking content led by security experts who showcased the latest and greatest research currently impacting the industry, including more of 90 deeply technical briefings.

Show highlights for 2022 included:

  • Opening speech: This year’s Keynotes included Chris Krebs, founder of the Krebs Stamos Group and Kim Zetter, investigative journalist. All Keynotes featured in-depth discussions on the current state of the cybersecurity landscape live in Las Vegas and streamed to a virtual audience.

  • Omdia Analyst Summit: The Omdia Analyst Summit, presented for the first time in person, offered analysts insight into the security impacts of the changing cybersecurity landscape and the functions that organizations can implement to minimize risk.

  • Business room: This year’s Hybrid Business Hall hosted the industry’s leading companies to showcase their latest innovations to attendees and featured over 370 exhibitors. The Business Hall also featured targeted areas for attendee, supplier and community engagement via the Innovation City, Arsenal, Careers Zone and various networking opportunities.

  • Spotlight on Innovation Competition: Black Hat hosted its first-ever Innovation Spotlight competition. The competition was open to cybersecurity start-ups and allowed them to present their products and solutions in person at the Business Hall in front of a jury. The judges announced Phlyum the winner of the four finalists selected.

  • Scholarships: Black Hat has awarded a total of 280 scholarships to deserving students from around the world. Black Hat has awarded numerous scholarships to various causes such as Black Hat Student Scholarships, Black Hat Veterans Scholarships, Black Girls Hack, Diana Initiative, Executive Women’s Forum, Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), and Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) to minimize the gender gap within the information security community and give students the opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate with the world’s brightest minds. Speakers at the event also received two complimentary briefing session passes per lecture to give to students of their choice.

Major partners and sponsors of Black Hat 2022 include:

Titanium Sponsors: Crowd Strike, Cybereason Inc., Qualys, SentinelOne, VMware; Diamond Sponsors: BlackBerry, Cisco, Darktrace, KnowBe4, Palo Alto Networks, Rapid7, Salt Security, Tenable, Trend Micro; Support Partners: Armis, Axonius, Darktrace, ExtraHop, KnowBe4, Mimecast, Palo Alto Networks, Rapid7, Secureworks, Synopsys, Tenable Threatlocker, and Trend Micro.

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