black hatCool things are indeed happening right now at the Black Hat 2012 conference in Las Vegas. But soon things will heat up, particularly this coming July 26, as Apple’s Platform Security Manager Dallas De Atley is scheduled to discuss key security technologies in iOS during that day. This is interesting because this is the first time for the Cupertino-based tech giant to appear in a conference for computer hackers. Although Apple declined to comment about the report, Bloomberg notes that this is a big move for Apple, considering the recent security flaws we’ve all been hearing about.

According to Black Hat General Manager Trey Ford, this is the first time for an Apple representative to take the stage at Black Hat. Ford also spilled the beans that security researchers from Apple were supposed to speak on stage in 2008, but was eventually canceled when Apple’s marketing department caught wind of it. “Bottom line – no one at Apple speaks without marketing approval. Apple will be at Black Hat 2012, and marketing is on board,” Ford previously said in an email. Stay tuned as we bring you more updates.

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