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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

CMP Media acquires Black Hat

CMP Media, a marketing solutions company serving the technology, healthcare and entertainment markets, announced that it has acquired Black Hat Inc., a producer of information security conferences and training that includes Black Hat Briefings and Conferences.

Combining CMP’s current portfolio of Computer Security Institute (CSI), Secure Enterprise magazine and the Security Pipeline website with Black Hat, will position CMP Media as the strongest platform in the computer security media market.

Black Hat was launched in 1997 by Jeff Moss to provide advanced education to security professionals within global corporations and federal agencies.

“This move will enable Black Hat to take advantage of growth opportunities we couldn’t pursue as a small company, such as international expansion, while enabling me to keep doing what I love the most—working with speakers and building the conference programs,” Jeff Moss added.

About CMP Media Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands in the technology, healthcare and entertainment industries, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields than any other media company.

Posted on 11/16