Hackers gather in Vegas for annual digital huddles

Thursday, 29 July 2004, 1:27 PM EST

For the next few days corporate executives sporting coats and ties will rub elbows with a T-shirt-wearing crowd sporting names like Ne0n Ra1n and Mudge.

The unlikely convention-mates are the product of a national economy increasingly dependent on its computer systems and the security of those systems.

That notion has created a growing market for the topics of discussion at two gatherings of computer hackers beginning this morning in Las Vegas. Black Hat Briefings, which opened today, and its less-formal sister event, Defcon, are billed as digital self-defense conferences.

By Kevin Rademacher at the Las Vegas SUN.

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