Black Hat Conference - Companies Attending

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Companies Attending Black Hat Conference: Part 1

Abnormal Security, with booth number IC2200 during the Black Hat USA 2019, is an information technology and services company located in Clearwater, FL. It has 446 employees on LinkedIn. We input the rest of the requested information—the LinkedIn profile of each of the company listed on rows 4 to 54, its website, the industry it belongs to, its location, and its number of employees on LinkedIn—in the spreadsheet attached.

Below are some highlights of our findings:

RESEARCH STRATEGY

For the majority of the requested information, we found them on each of the company's official LinkedIn profiles. However, for Alibaba Security Response Center, Aon's Cyber Solutions, and Cloakware by Irdeto, we entered the information of the main/parent company. For example, Alibaba Security Response Center is the "point of contact of Alibaba security," and we could not find a specific LinkedIn profile for this department, so we entered the information of the Alibaba Group on the corresponding row in the spreadsheet, except for the website column where we entered both the main company's website and the department's website. We did the same thing for Aon's Cyber Solutions and Cloakware by Irdeto.

For Arsenal (row 22) and Career Zone Lounge + Photo Booth (row 43), we put N/A in their corresponding rows in the spreadsheet because these two are not exhibitors. The arsenal is a location by the event organizer where the open-source community and researchers can showcase their open-source products and tools through live demonstrations. Career Zone Lounge + Photo Booth is another booth by the event organizer where companies can connect with top-level talent in the security space and where attendees can have their photos taken by a professional photographer.

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Companies Attending Black Hat Conference: Part 2

The requested company details for companies attending the Black Hat Conference 2019 have been provided on rows 55-105, columns C-G of the attached spreadsheet. Among the companies listed on rows 55-105, the Computer & Network Security industry had the most representation.

SELECTED FINDINGS

RESEARCH STRATEGY:

The required information for every company listed on rows 55-105 of the spreadsheet, except for “Confluera” (row 64), has been provided. The lack of a LinkedIn profile for Confluera is likely because the company has not yet launched and will be doing so during the conference, as indicated on their website. The LinkedIn profile for CVE is linked to a showcase page for CVE-CWE-CAPEC. We have identified this to be the LinkedIn profile for the company attending the Black Hat Conference as this has been linked on their website where they have announced their participation in the conference.

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Companies Attending Black Hat Conference: Part 3

The requested company details for companies attending the Black Hat Conference 2019 have been provided on rows 106-156, columns C-G of the attached spreadsheet. Among the companies listed on rows 106-156, IBM (583,264 employees) has the most number of employees on LinkedIn.

SELECTED FINDINGS

  • Palo Alto, California-based Electric Power Research Institute has 1,534 employees on LinkedIn.
  • San Francisco, California-based Electronic Frontier Foundation has 120 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Auckland, New Zealand-based Endace has 136 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Arlington, Virginia-based Endgame has 158 employees on LinkedIn.
  • San Francisco, California-based enSilo has 94 employees on LinkedIn.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

The required information for every company listed on rows 106-156 of the spreadsheet, except for “Innovation Theater” (row 149), have been provided. An examination of the website of Black Hat 2019 has revealed that “Innovation Theater” is not one of the attendees of the event. It is one of the locations at Mandalay Bay Convention Center that will be hosting some sessions of Black Hat 2019.
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Companies Attending Black Hat Conference: Part 4

From the research findings, the company with the highest number of employees on LinkedIn is Microsoft Corporation with 169,158 employees while the company with the lowest number of employees on LinkedIn is NanoVMs with 5 employees. The findings of the 50 computer software and information technology companies that specialize in digital security have been summarized on the attached spreadsheet.

SAMPLE COMPANIES FROM SPREADSHEET

  • Juniper Networks is based in Sunnyvale, CA and has 9,902 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Lenovo is based in Beijing, China, and has 40,390 employees on LinkedIn.
  • McAfee is based in Santa Clara, CA and has 9,778 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Microsoft is based in Redmond, WA and has 169,158 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Palo Alto Networks is based in Santa Clara, CA and has 7,230 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Jacobs is based in Dallas, TX and has 68,193 employees on LinkedIn.
  • JASK is based in Austin, TX and has 119 employees on LinkedIn.
  • KnowBe4 is based in Clearwater, FL and has 703 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Linux Academy is based in Keller, TX and has 232 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Malwarebytes is based in Santa Clara, CA and has 745 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Mimecast is based in Lexington, MA and has 1,622 employees on LinkedIn.
  • NETSCOUT Systems is based in Westford, MA and has 3,017 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Netskope is based in Santa Clara, CA and has 882 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Neustar is based in Sterling, VA and has 2,057 and has 2,057 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Northrop Grumman is based in Falls Church, VA and has 87,370 employees on LinkedIn.
  • O'Reilly Media is based in Sebastopol, CA and has 850 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Okta is based in San Francisco, CA and has 2,385 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Optiv Security is based in Denver, CO and has 1,989 employees on LinkedIn.
  • OWASP is based in Bel Air, MD and has 654 employees on LinkedIn.
  • Peraton is based in Herndon, VA and has 1,690 employees on LinkedIn.
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Companies Attending Black Hat Conference: Part 5

Details on companies that are attending and exhibiting at the Black Hat Conference are provided in rows 208-257 of the attached spreadsheet. Of these companies, ServiceNow has the highest number of employees on LinkedIn (10,003 employees) while Searchlight Security Limited has the least number of employees on LinkedIn (2 employees). Below are highlights of these companies.

Company Employees on LinkedIn

  • Plixer: 97
  • Polarity: 39
  • Proofpoint, Inc.: 2,984
  • Purdue University Global: 1,165
  • Qualys: 1,204
  • Radiant Logic: 101
  • Radware: 1,239
  • Rapid7: 1,541
  • Recorded Future: 460
  • Red Balloon Security: 27
  • ReliaQuest: 369
  • Remediant: 27
  • RevClut: 36
  • ReversingLabs: 149
  • RIPS Technologies: 26
  • RiskIQ: 170
  • RiskRecon: 74
  • RiskSense: 110
  • RSA: 3,179
  • SafeBreach: 60
  • SAIFE Inc.: 4
  • SailPoint: 1,138
  • SaltStack: 95
  • Sandia National Laboratories: 8,523
  • SCYTHE: 22
  • Searchlight Security Ltd.: 2
  • Secure Channels Inc.: 25
  • Secureworks: 2,721
  • Security Compass: 205
  • SecurityGate: 9
  • SecurityScorecard: 197
  • Securonix: 392
  • Semmle: 73
  • SentinelOne: 365
  • ServiceNow: 10,003
  • ShieldX Networks: 57
  • ShiftLeft: 45
  • Siemplify: 95
  • Signal Sciences: 148
  • Silent Break Security: 20
  • Skybox Security: 358
  • SlashNext: 96
  • SolarWInds: 2,411
  • SonicWall: 1.896
  • Sophos Inc.: 3,482
  • Sparrow Co., Ltd.: 4
  • SpecterOps: 43
  • Spirent Communications: 2,084
  • Spirion: 113
  • Splunk: 5,315
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Companies Attending Black Hat Conference: Part 6

Details of companies attending and exhibiting at the Black Hat Conference listed in rows 258-307 are provided in the attached spreadsheet. Of these companies, Tencent has the highest number of employees on LinkedIn (121,915 employees) while Thinkst Canary, Virginia Tech Master of Information Technology and ZERODIUM do not have any employees listed on their LinkedIn profiles.

Number of Employees on LinkedIn

  • StackRox: 67
  • Stellar Cyber: 25
  • Sumo Logic: 727
  • Swimlane: 85
  • Symantec: 27,762
  • Synack: 160
  • Syncurity: 19
  • Synopsys: 14,186
  • Sysdig: 215
  • Tenable: 1,410
  • Tencent: 121,915
  • Terbium Labs: 41
  • Tessian: 117
  • Thales: 58,952
  • Thinkst Canary: 0
  • Threat Stack: 140
  • ThreatConnect: 113
  • ThreatModeler: 37
  • ThreatX: 21
  • Thycotic: 377
  • Tigera: 77
  • Trend Micro: 6,689
  • Tripwire: 473
  • Trustifi: 29
  • Trustwave: 1,440
  • University of San Diego Center for CyberSecurity and Engineering: 36
  • Uptycs, Inc.: 44
  • Varonis: 1,426
  • Venafi: 323
  • Veracode: 744
  • Verimatrix: 324
  • Verizon Enterprise Solutions: 24,233
  • Virginia Tech Master of Information Technology: 0
  • Virsec: 68
  • VMRay: 50
  • VMware: 25,014
  • Vulcan Cyber: 32
  • Waratek: 41
  • Watchguard Technologies: 727
  • Webroot: 797
  • WhiteHat Security: 377
  • WhiteSource: 168
  • WolfS SL: 26
  • Women in Security and Privacy: 15
  • Women's Society of Cyberjutsu: 20
  • WootCloud Inc.: 14
  • XM Cyber: 47
  • ZERODIUM: 2
  • ZeroFOX: 188
  • Zix: 400
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