The Black Hat Briefings are a series of highly technical information security conferences that bring together some of the most prestigious names from the full spectrum of security thinkers. The conference organization does a superb job staying on the leading edge of new security trends as they emerge.
I was thrilled with the announcement of the first Black hat briefing in Brazil and even more thrilled when I was selected as one of the speakers! Brazil has long been reputed as the king of the banking Trojan. The few hackers who have been arrested are those who have committed such a huge scale of cybercrime that it was possible to arrest them under existing laws such as larceny and conspiracy. The local information security industry needs events such as BlackHat to learn and fight the ever-increasing number of new attack methods in cyberspace.