New Black Hat Call for Papers Review Process

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If you happened to sign-up for the Black Hat USA 2008 Briefings early this year you will notice that as a paid delegate you are able to review and comment on all the current papers submitted to the Black Hat speaker review board. You can basically comment and rate each paper and also provide comments back to the person/group that submitted the paper.

Black Hat has always been a great security conference and I really like this new format as it gets the people that actually attend a chance to put input into what talks will be selected. One thing to note…there are some fantastic submissions, however, I was surprised to see all the junk that gets submitted as well! Reminds me a lot of getting resumes for open job positions…most resumes are 90% crap, 10% qualified.

If you are signed up for Black Hat USA 2008, you need to do your reviews quickly as the CFP closes May 1st.

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