DarkMatter signals international ambitions with presence at Black Hat USA

DarkMatter is a platinum sponsor at Black Hat USA, where it aims to forge partnerships and recruit talent

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DarkMatter signals international ambitions with presence at Black Hat USA DarkMatter's Faisal Al Bannai: "We have been communicating our capabilities and the cyber security talent we have attracted to the company for almost a year, and Black Hat USA now affords us an opportunity to tell our story to the wider cyber security community."
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 31, 2016

Cyber security firm, DarkMatter, has announced its platinum sponsorship at Black Hat USA, a technical global information security event.

The six-day event begins with four days of intense training for security practitioners of all levels followed by a two-day main conference and exhibition including over 100 independently selected briefings, town halls and networking opportunities.

As a platinum sponsor, DarkMatter will have a high profile presence at Black Hat, with the primary aim of the company's participation at the conference and exhibition is to affirm its standing within the global cyber security community, while also using this major event to forge new partnerships and actively recruit talent.

DarkMatter CEO Faisal Al Bannai, said: "We have been communicating our capabilities and the cyber security talent we have attracted to the company for almost a year, and Black Hat USA now affords us an opportunity to tell our story to the wider cyber security community. We are very proud of the progress we have made to date, but the more we have achieved, the more we have quickly understood how much remains to be done, and we are seeking partners to pitch in and support our ambitions."

Faisal Al Bannai continued, "We have a strong appetite for the most impressive cyber security professionals and partners to join us as we look to double our current staff complement by the end of the year. We are doing fundamental work that has the potential to positively impact societies for the foreseeable future. Our vision is to protect the future by securing its technologies and by being present at an event like Black Hat we are able to showcase that technology exchange is possible in both directions, across emerging and more advanced economies."

DarkMatter's senior vice president of Technology and Research, Dr. Robert Statica is set to host a workshop at Black Hat USA in which he will consider what tools and approaches are required to achieve total security, citing examples for data controls for government, military and enterprise communication systems.

Senior vice president of Cyber Network Defence, Stephen Brennan will draw attention to the human factor within cyber security in a separate workshop, and will be joined by DarkMatter executive director of Cyber Training Academy, Juan Bocanegra to address the most effective cyber security training techniques.

DarkMatter's senior vice president of Managed Security Services, Eric Eifert; Stephen Brennan; and senior vice president of Public Key Infrastructure, Scott Rea will participate in a workshop where they will discuss cyber threats in the Middle East.

Black Hat USA takes place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas between 30 July and 4 August.

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