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Rick Falkvinge To Keynote Black Hat Europe 2013

Founder of the first Pirate Party is a strong advocate for next-generation civil liberties and sensible information policy

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, the world's leading family of information security events today announces that Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the first Pirate Party and a campaigner for sensible information policy, will present the keynote address at Black Hat Europe 2013. Black Hat Europe will take place March 12-15, 2013 at The Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. For more information and to register please visit http://www.blackhat.com/eu-13/.

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Rick Falkvinge is the founder of the first Pirate Party and a strong advocate for next-generation civil liberties and sensible information policy. In particular, he stresses how the copyright industries work in collusion with Big Brother hawks to erode or eliminate the parts of Internet that guarantee our civil liberties. On this platform, one of privacy and digital rights, his party became the largest in the below-30 demographic in the 2009 European Elections. Foreign Policy magazine named Falkvinge one of the top 100 global thinkers of 2011, and recently he has been nominated as one of TIME's 100 most influential people of 2012.

At Black Hat Europe Falkvinge will deliver a keynote titled, Shelters or Windmills: The Struggle for Power and Information Advantage. During the discussion, he will orate on the militarization of information technology and focus on how the quest for power has always been primarily a struggle for the information advantage. Falkvinge will provide Black Hat audiences a blueprint for coming out on the winning side.

"These are momentous days for Internet governance. Rick Falkvinge is a living legend, one of the most important voices in copyright law, Internet sovereignty and information policy," said Trey Ford, Black Hat General Manager, "We are honored Rick is joining us in Amsterdam."

Also just announced is the return of Arsenal to Black Hat Europe. Black Hat Arsenal is a gathering place where developers and independent researchers present cutting-edge demos of tools built specifically by and for Auditors, Pen-testers and Security Experts. Featuring live demonstrations of new tools and resources, Black Hat Arsenal promises to provide greater awareness and access to important work being done throughout the community at large. For more information on Arsenal please visit http://www.netpeas.org/bheurope2013/

Black Hat is the most significant information security event brand in the world. This year Black Hat welcomes digital security experts, public, private sector security professionals and underground hackers to Amsterdam as we uncover groundbreaking new research, vulnerabilities and security tools from around the world.

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About Black Hat

Black Hat provides briefings and training to leading corporations and government agencies around the world. Black Hat differentiates itself by working at many levels within the corporate, government, and underground communities. This unmatched informational reach enables Black Hat attendees to be continuously aware of the newest vulnerabilities, defense mechanisms, and industry trends. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, and Las Vegas. Black Hat is produced by UBM TechWeb. More information is available at http://www.blackhat.com .

About UBM Tech

UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market— engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times , Interop , Black Hat , InformationWeek , Game Developer Conference , CRN , and DesignCon . The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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