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Best of Show, Black Hat USA 2013 Vendors and Sponsors

Black Hat USA 2013 vendor area included companies such as Veracode, Booz Allen Hamilton and Microsoft, with creative schwag such as Botnets for Breakfast (cereal) and 'hacker' playing cards.
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Topic: Security
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Black Hat USA 2013

Leading security conference Black Hat showcased its 2013 USA vendors and sponsors in the gigantic Octavius Ballrom in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada. For two days, security companies displayed wares and products for all manner of security solutions, with many debuting new gadgets and services.

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EFF at Black Hat USA 2013

The always-smiling Electronic Frontier Foundation had a table in one of the main halls, with a classic NSA shirt on display for the occasion.

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Cisco at Black Hat USA 2013

Ravens adorned the Cisco booth, and beyond, making it a magnet for attendees who sometimes openly gawked at the creative spectacle.

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Cisco at Black Hat USA 2013

Cisco's spooky booth was the most eye-catching of all.

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Veracode at Black Hat USA 2013

The fabulous, funny, smart and friendly Veracode staff posing for an action shot!

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Splunk at Black Hat USA 2013

Splunk's fun t-shirts, with slogans such as "I like big data and I cannot lie."

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Splunk at Black Hat USA 2013

A close-up of Splunk's great - and coveted - t-shirts, which they gave away free for both show days.

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Qualys at Black Hat USA 2013

Qualys had some of the friendliest booth staff ever, and a huge piece of real estate.

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IBM at Black Hat USA 2013

IBM - far from its songbook days - had a sprawling booth.

Watch me interview IBM's Bill Lowe at the Computer History Museum for the C-64 anniversary.

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Dell at Black Hat USA 2013

Dell made the most of iconic villain imagery.

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SSH at Black Hat USA 2013

SSH at Black Hat USA 2013 - these boyshorts were so popular with attendees that they only had the demo left on the second day.

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SSH at Black Hat USA 2013

SSH at Black Hat USA 2013 - these boyshorts were so popular with attendees that they only had the demo left on the second day.

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SSH at Black Hat USA 2013

SSH at Black Hat USA 2013 - these boyshorts were so popular with attendees that they only had the demo left on the second day.

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Alien Vault at Black Hat USA 2013

The Alien Vault booth created an outdoorsy corner on the enormous vendor floor with fake grasses - and an alien spaceship.

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Firehost at Black Hat USA 2013

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Palo Alto Networks at Black Hat USA 2013

Botnets for Breakfast cereal, made for promotion by Palo Alto Networks.

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Arbor Networks at Black Hat USA 2013

Arbor Networks had an artist on site painting custom skateboard decks that were raffled at the end of the conference.

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Black Hat USA 2013: Edward Snowden cutout, sponsor hall

We went back to FileTrek's Edward Snowden "Hero or villian?" vote at the side of the Black Hat Sponsor Hall to see how the vote was going. Their friendly representative said that at the end of the first day, they were astonished to count the tally and find an even split - a 91-91 heat (attendees voted by putting chips in either of the "hero" or "villain" canisters on FileTrek's table).

FileTrek told us that they would publish the total results after Black Hat ends today, and that voters came in three distinct flavors: one who would put a chip right in the "villain" canister calling him a traitor, another who'd unhesitatingly vote for "hero" and a third who asked if FileTrek would put a can in the middle.

Its booth and cardboard cutout of Edward Snowden was situated directly across the aisle from Snowden's former government contractor employer, Booz Allen Hamilton. 

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