Our speaking slot was informally dubbed the “power hour” due to the number of stellar presentations all booked at the same time - many of which I would have loved to attend personally. Nate McFeters & Co. unveiled the details on their GIFAR research, Microsoft announced they’ll be revealing vulnerability details to certain vendors prior to public disclosure, Joanna Rutkowska on Xen Hypervisor, etc. And making matters just a little bit more interesting, we were generously given a larger ballroom. This was scary because with a speaking time near the end of the last day combined with top-notch competition, a sparsely attended room would have been entirely likely. So when the room filled to capacity, I’m guessing of around 1,000 people (standing room only) Trey Ford and I were extremely ecstatic! Which reminds me, Trey Ford (Director of Solutions Architecture) pinched hit for Arian Evans (Director of Operations) so he could focus more time on his presentation, “Encoded, Layered and Transcoded Syntax Attacks.”
We designed a presentation meant to be a lot of fun, that taught things anyone could do, and perhaps by the end might have people questioning their ethics. Judging from much of the feedback I think we might have succeeded on the last point. :) RSnake was also a good sport when we ribbed him a little bit. For those interested in the slides, I quickly uploaded them to slideshare. The quality is decent (hard to see the references) and you can download the PDF. I’m working on slenderizing it now, so when I have it I’ll upload that as well, including the video when we get it.
Get Rich or Die Trying - Black Hat 08072008
Lastly thank you very much to everyone who came and supported us, it meant a lot.