I've been looking over the Black Hat 2013 schedule to see which talks best fit the issues Akamai's InfoSec team is dealing with daily.
It's always a roll of the dice when you try to determine which talks to attend, because some look like the right fit on the website but then the talk turns out to be something different. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I've gone to talks that didn't turn out as advertised but were useful all the same. I've also attended talks I hadn't planned for and walked away with something of value.
Here are some agenda items that look good to me thus far.
Tuesday, July 31:
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GENERAL KEITH B. ALEXANDER
DENYING SERVICE TO DDOS: Allison Nixon
DENIAL OF SERVICE AS A SERVICE: Robert Masse
MILLION BROWSER BOTNET: Jeremiah Grossman & Matt Johansen
Wednesday, Aug. 1:
BIG DATA FOR WEB APP SECURITY: Mike Arpaia & Kyle Barry
ABOVE MY PAY GRADE: CYBER RESPONSE AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL: Jason Healey
POST EXPLOITATION OPERATIONS WITH CLOUD SYNCHRONIZATION: Jake Williams