Blackhat is almost here again! This has always been one of the coolest security shows with great research presentation. The show is a great place to catch up with friends and colleagues (most of whom I only see once a year). In many ways, Blackhat is the reason I decided to get into the security industry back in the late 90's - I lived very near Jeff (the founder of Blackhat and Defcon) and he inspired me to reach for something beyond just a network admin job. I am glad to see that both Jeff and Blackhat have survived. Hope to see you all at the show!