Anomali Presents the Black Hat 2019 Travel Guide: 10 Things To Do in Las Vegas

One of the biggest cybersecurity conferences of the year, Black Hat 2019 is coming up fast, August 3rd through the 8th. Thousands of cybersecurity professionals will gather in Las Vegas for a week of networking, briefings, and hands-on training. If you’re one of the attendees, we hope you’ll find some time to enjoy your time in Vegas. Here’s a list of the week’s top attractions: 

Distilled.                                         
Get your afterparty on! Join Flashpoint and Anomali for Distilled. at the Mandalay Bay hotspot Libertine Social on Wednesday, August 7 at 7pm. Network over signature cocktails, craft beers, classic comfort food, and try to unlock prizes in our game room. Register ahead of time, this party has been a hit the last three years, space is limited. RSVP to Distilled. 

SlotZilla Zip Line
Soar through bustling city streets on the SlotZilla Zip Line. Voted the “Best Extreme Adventure” in Las Vegas, this zip line takes off from a giant, 11 story, slot machine. You have the option to fly seated or superman style while you take in the crowd below. This is the zip line experience of a lifetime. Book your flight.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club
Did you know Jimmy Kimmel grew up in Las Vegas? Laugh it up at his Vegas-inspired Comedy Club, with talent curated by the famous, late-night host, himself. Among other events, Jimmy has hosted the Oscars, Emmys, and multiple Comedy Central Roasts, so it’s safe to say you’re in good hands. Catch the daily happy hour deals before a show. Buy tickets. 

Viva Vision Light Shows
Viva Vision lights shows are known as one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas. Look up and enjoy light show performances showcasing legendary musical acts on the big screen. August’s lineup includes The Killers, Tiesto, Green Day, Steve Aoki, Lincoln Park, Imagine Dragons, and The Chainsmokers. Check out the schedule. 

Sweet Addiction Cookies & Ice Cream
Indulge your sweet tooth at Sweet Addiction Cookies & Ice Cream. This local chain is featured on Thrillist’s list of top ice cream shops in Las Vegas, and is known for colorful and creative ice cream sandwiches and shakes. Cool off in the hot weather with one of their highly instagrammable treats. Pick your ice cream flavor. 

Anomali Presentation “The Go Reverse Engineering Tool Kit” 
Don’t miss Anomali Threat Intel Manager, Joakim Kennedy, present, “The Go Reverse Engineering Tool Kit” on Thursday, August 8 at 1pm. Learn about the new open source tool, and how it lowers the bar of entry for anyone wishing to analyze Go binaries. Mark your calendars for this insightful presentation. Visit the Black Hat site. 

Ghost Donkey Speakeasy
Nothing says Las Vegas like secret bars tucked away in plain sight. Ghost Donkey is a hidden speakeasy in the Cosmopolitan Hotel that specializes in tequila, mezcal, and delectable nachos. If you can find the entrance, an experience for the senses awaits. Christmas lights adorn the ceiling all year round. Take a sneak peek at the cocktails.

David Copperfield
Who doesn’t love a little magic? David Copperfield is a legendary showman who’s been praised by fans and critics alike as “the greatest illusionist of our time.” If you’re looking to enjoy a show while you’re in Las Vegas, this evening could be just what you’re looking for. David Copperfield holds residency at the MGM Grand. Get tickets. 

World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop
Visit the home of the hit TV show, “Pawn Stars”, and browse through a multitude of unique items. You can find everything from jewelry, antique toys, and coins, to rare dinosaur bones, egyptian masks, and more! Those who take the official tour will go “behind the scenes” for a glance at how the show is made, and even meet one of the cast members. Book a tour.

Anomali Booth #1114
See the sights in the expo hall and come say hello! Stop by Booth #1114 on Wednesday, August 7, and Thursday, August 8, to meet Anomali threat intelligence experts, learn about our products, and watch live demonstrations. We’ll be giving away some great swag if we do say so ourselves. We hope to see you there. Learn about Anomali at BlackHat.

Can’t make it to Black Hat? Join us for Detect ‘19, the threat intelligence event of the year!

Detect ‘19
September 29 – October 02, 2019
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

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