Black Hat: Why It Is Probably Overrated
So you've probably heard me mention previously that I won't be in Vegas for Black Hat or DefCon this year -- and here's why: Yawn.
First: I hate Vegas.
Second: I will know everything the attendees know, on the same day, in the same detail, and without attending. And probably in more detail -- because most attendees are afraid to actually network because of roaming threats. But that's another issue altogether. Plus, I actually know most of these guys anyways. :-)
Third: The attendees at Black Hat and DefCon just aren't in my professional "social circle", but aside from that, there's just not real "fun factor" there for me. Blah.
Fourth: It's a great boondoggle, but I just really didn't feel like attending this year. The crowds will be larger, the "Lulz" factor will be higher. No thanks.
But for those attending: Have fun! Have a couple of tequila shooters for me. :-)
I'll be back here battling cyber thieves and others menaces. As usual.