It's great to see signs of life in the corporate world, even if it's investment in the kind of defensive education that CISOs and their teams get when they travel to a security conference like Black Hat.

By all accounts Black Hat 2009 in Las Vegas was well attended, with some estimates that traffic was down only 10 to 15 percent in a year when a `slightly down' is the new flat. "I guess there's still a market for good, high quality content; people are still willing to pay for that content," says Jeremiah Grossman, founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security.

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