CMP Buys Black Hat
NOVEMBER 15, 2005

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

Jeff Moss, founder and owner, will continue to run Black Hat and will join
CMP Media as Director of Black Hat. 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 has been one of the most successful conferences in computer
security, with incredible growth over the past five years," said Chris
Keating, vice president of CMP's security media group. "Its approach to
security, focusing on attacks and countermeasures, complements CSI's
methodology of a broader approach to computer security."

Black Hat was launched in 1997 by Jeff Moss to provide advanced education to
security professionals within global corporations and federal agencies.
Moss' mission was to mix the best minds of the computer underground with the
leading security professionals. The result was a unique conference known for
providing new and exclusive research from the top technologists in the
world. Black Hat continued to grow and now offers briefings as well as
customized training and consulting services to provide unmatched knowledge
about upcoming security trends to three continents.

"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.

Black Hat and CSI will remain separate entities within CMP; both will report
to Chris Keating. Black Hat's flagship conference, Black Hat USA, will take
place in Las Vegas July 2006. Black Hat also produces Black Hat Europe and
Black Hat Asia. CMP's flagship event -- CSI's 32nd Annual Conference is
currently taking place November 14-16 in Washington, D.C. and its CSI NetSec
'06 will be held June 12-14, 2006 in Scottsdale, AZ.

"Security, vulnerabilities and disasters are a daily concern for IT
professionals at organizations around the globe. The security industry
accounts for $46 billion in 2005 according to Forrester," noted CMP Media
president and CEO, Steve Weitzner. "CMP's goal is to meet the needs of our
customers and audiences. Black Hat deepens our security audience reach and
reinforces our commitment to offering the strongest platform in the computer
security media market." 

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