Black Hat Briefings
2000 Sponsors

Hotel Information
Diamond Sponsor
BindView Corporation


BindView is a leading provider of IT risk management solutions for controlling enterprise and e-Business infrastructures. The company's award-winning solutions enable corporate IT professionals to effectively leverage their existing technologies to achieve their business goals.

With over 5,000 customers worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500 companies, BindView accounts include companies such as American Airlines, Bankers Trust, Citibank, Ernst & Young, General Motors, Nabisco, Rockwell and The United Nations. BindView is a trusted partner of 23 of the country's largest 25 banks.

BindView offers a comprehensive IT Risk Management solution for enterprises that need to reduce the complexity and increase the safety and availability of managing large distributed networks.

Platinum Sponsors
Secure Computing Corp.

Secure Computing is a leading global provider of e-business security products, delivering the strongest e-business access control and user authentication solutions available to organizations of all sizes, including Fortune 50 enterprises, application and Internet service providers, and government agencies. Secure Computing's comprehensive suite of network security solutions--Sidewinder˙, SafeWord˙, and SmartFilter˙--help enable safe, secure extranets for your e-business success. 


Telenisus is a first mover in the new ESP (e-business service provider) market, and is considered the first company solely dedicated to providing an end-to-end, single point-of-contact Internet solution that transforms businesses into e-businesses. Our unique approach is to take the four key types of services required for companies to move to the Internet--managed firewalls/security; virtual private networks; Web/application hosting; and e-commerce--and integrate them via a customized operations support system to give customers a single view into their Web-based businesses. 

Gold Sponsors

Since its inception in 1975, Microsoft's mission has been to create software for the personal computer that empowers and enriches people in the workplace, at school and at home. Microsoft's early vision of a computer on every desk and in every home is coupled today with a strong commitment to Internet-related technologies that expand the power and reach of the PC and its users. As the world's leading software provider, Microsoft strives to produce innovative products that meet customers' evolving needs. 

Microsoft(r) products include operating systems for personal computers, server applications for client/server environments, business and consumer productivity applications, and interactive media programs, and Internet platform and development tools. Microsoft also offers online services, sells personal computer books and input devices, and researches and develops advanced technology software products. Microsoft products, available in more than 30 languages and sold in more than 50 countries, are available for most PCs, including Intel microprocessor-based computers and Apple computers.

Argus Systems
Argus Systems Group, Inc. is an international vendor of Internet security software and engineering services providing E-commerce systems security solutions. Security technologies developed by Argus facilitate the use of the Internet as a platform for conducting real-time, direct commercial transactions, allowing users from the Internet to directly and securely interact with commercial back-end data systems. 

The National Computer Security Center

The National Computer Security Center (NCSC) of the National Security Agency is the world leader in information systems security standards and solutions. Working in partnership with industry, academic institutions, and other U.S. government agencies, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the NCSC initiates needed research, develops and publishes standards and criteria for trusted information systems, and evaluates industry products against the Trusted Products Evaluation Program (TPEP) criteria.

The NCSC also promotes information systems security awareness, education, and technology transfer through its many cooperative efforts, public seminars, and, most notably, the annual National Information Systems Security Conference. NCSC has educated more than 120,000 people on the needs for information systems security solutions.

Official Security Portal
Security Focus is designed to facilitate discussion on security related topics, create security awareness, and to provide the Internet's largest and most comprehensive database of security knowledge and resources to the public. is a single place, or community, on the Internet where people and corporations can go to find security information and have security questions answered by leading authorities in the industry. This site provides access to security links and resources including news, books, mailing lists, tools and products, and security services. In addition to this knowledge, features one of the strongest collection of security advisories, vulnerabilities and solutions available on the Internet. Each of these resources may be customized for your needs via the "personalize" option on the home page. 

One of the backbones of includes the Bugtraq mailing list - one of the most read security mailing lists on the Internet. In addition to this resource, will host additional forums on security relevant topics, including Information Warfare, Microsoft Security, Security Incidents and Executive Security. These forums are meant to foster discussion amongst security professionals and systems managers responsible for securing corporate resources. Where appropriate, these forums will feature input from security vendors and product developers who'll bring their experiences and recommendations to address frequent security issues. 

Media Partners
SC Magazine

SC Magazine - The leading US magazine for computer security.  SC Magazine is full of news, opinion, product reviews and tests plus applications and solutions articles to  keep you in touch with the latest security threats and the solutions available to  remedy them.

SC Magazine also test and certify computer security products via our Checkmark system. This is through the West Coast Labs. Go to the Checkmark area to find out much more about this great service.

Sys Admin

The Expert Advisor on e-Business Security and Privacy

Communications News
Internet Telephony
Private & Wireless Broadband