In July, Government Technology magazine went to the 2012 Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas to find out what happens at one of the hottest security conferences out there.

One topic that was bandied about in keynotes was the issue of public-private partnerships, where government agencies and companies share data and information so everyone involved has the knowledge to secure networks and data.

But do the two entities always see eye to eye? Security pros at the conference shared insight on the culture shock that can exist between the two groups.

Hilton Collins, Staff Writer Hilton Collins  |  GT Staff Writer

By day, Hilton Collins is a staff writer for Government Technology and Emergency Management magazines who covers sustainability, cybersecurity and disaster management issues. By night, he’s a sci-fi/fantasy fanatic, and if he had to choose between comic books, movies, TV shows and novels, he’d have a brain aneurysm. He can be reached at and on @hiltoncollins on Twitter.