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After lawsuit, Cisco embraces Black Hat

Posted by Xavier Ashe on June 15, 2006

One year after
suing the hacker conference for allowing security researcher Michael
Lynn to disclose a security vulnerability, Cisco is returning to Black
Hat — this time as one of the show's top sponsors. Black Hat USA will
be July 29 to Aug. 3 in Las Vegas.

“Despite what happened last year we wanted to show our commitment and show our openness to working with the security research
community,” said John Noh, a Cisco spokesman.

Cisco
has sponsored Black Hat in the past, but this is the first time it has
shelled out for the show's most expensive “platinum” sponsor status,
Noh said. This means that Cisco's name will be prominently displayed on
conference materials and that the company will be given sponsorship
credit for some of the show events such as coffee breaks.

Ha… looks like this is to cover their ass… er… I mean image.  Read the full article on InfoWorld.

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