Black Hat 2015: Spectacular floor distractions

As if hacked cars and massive Android vulnerabilities weren’t enough to keep the attention of security experts attending Black Hat 2015 in Las Vegas, the vendors at this increasingly vendor-driven show were wheeling out shiny distractions ranging from food and drink to celebrity lookalikes to custom art and free giveaways.

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May Black Hat be with you

As if hacked cars and massive Android vulnerabilities weren’t enough to keep the attention of security experts attending Black Hat 2015 in Las Vegas, the vendors at this increasingly vendor-driven show were wheeling out shiny distractions ranging from food and drink to celebrity lookalikes to custom art and free giveaways. Here’s a look at some of what helped keep Black Hat entertained. (See all the stories from Black Hat.)

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Bring it on

Black Hat 2015 – Time for ice cream, cocktails, massages

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Free T-shirts

Free t-shirts from Dell Software that were custom silk-screened inreal-time and emblazoned with a choice of logos.

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I'll be back next year

Cyborg Aaahnold lookalike dressed up as The Terminator guarding Blue Coat’s booth.

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The force is with her

A worker defends the RSA booth with light sabers.

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On the juice too

Yoda offers up Jedi Juice energy drink at the Palo Alto booth.

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Star Wars

A classic Star Wars video game at the ThreatConnect booth.

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We scream for ice cream

Free ice cream for the taking provided by the show.

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Say cheese

Free cheese and crackers.

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To go with the cheese

Free mojitos in lit stem glasses.

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You are so tense

Massages to take away the stress of worrying about network security.

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Trust the ball

A little Skee Ball at the BeyondTrust booth to bring back childhood carnival memories.

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The Monstah

A replica of Boston’s Fenway Park at the Parsons booth so they could show how to pull the plug on the lights with a switch hack.

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Message from the wife?

A fox loses his head so he can check his texts outside the ZeroFox booth.

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UFO

Out-of-this-world booth theme decorations like this of Area 51 set up by Alien Vault.