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Blackhat Best Practice

Reminders about some conference best practices.

Shortly, I'm off to Blackhat. My Threat Modeling Intensive classes both sold out (thank you!)

Nearly a decade ago, I put forth a set of best practices:

  • Breath mints
  • Ricola
  • Purell
  • Advil
  • Gatorade
  • This year, I'm adding a travel humidifier. I've been using this one, and it really needs to soak for 10 minutes, but then it adds a nice stream of moisture to the room.

Also, at a conference, you'll ask, and get the question "What's new?" Learn to answer it well, it will make your conference more valuable.