LAS VEGAS: There are a lot of rooms at the Black Hat security conference. Off to the side in an unmarked location is the Wi-Fi control room for what is arguably one of the most hostile network environments anywhere on the planet.
This year the task of delivering Wi-Fi to the thousands of hackers that attend the conference falls to Wi-Fi vendor Xirrus. In previous years, rival Wi-Fi vendor Aruba has delivered the wireless connectivity.
In an exclusive video interview with eSecurity Planet Mike Rydalch, principal technologist at Xirrus details how Wi-Fi is delivered at Black Hat and what challenges the network faces.