Welcome to Black Hat 2014. Are you ready? Ready for the sessions? Ready for the parties? Ready for the unspeakable, stifling, death-from-above heat? Ready for the late-night alcohol-fueled conversations about what’s next in our industry?
I am. I’m ready. Well I’m almost ready. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a wave of security community predictions so let’s get a fresh one going. And, I’ll back it up with a $1000 Best Buy gift card to one randomly selected prediction.
Here’s how to enter:
- Follow @FidSecSys and tweet your predictions for the next twelve months using the #SecurityFuturist hashtag by 5:00 p.m. PT on August 4, 2014. Don’t have a Twitter account? That’s weird. I guess you could leave a comment below with your name and contact info.
- Your tweet may be an authentic prediction, and it may be snark, because, well, this is the Internet. If you like, aim for a perfect exemplar of Poe’s Law. Feel free to submit as many predictions as you want but each one has to be unique.
- We’ll randomly select one of the predictions at 5:00 p.m. PT on August 4 and announce the lucky winner on Twitter at 9:00 a.m. PT on August 5.
- We’ll have the prize ready at our Black Hat booth (#347) but if you’re not attending this year we can ship it out to you following the show.
Here’s my entry (regrettably I’m not eligible):
My information security technology gizmo will fix your #APT problems immediately, completely, and forever. #SecurityFuturist
That’s it. Travel safe to Vegas, be safe while you’re there, and come visit our booth to say hello, chat about the threat landscape, steal a t-shirt and maybe offer your predictions in person.