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A Computer Security conference, is a term that describes a convention for individuals involved in Computer Security. They generally serve as a meeting place for Systems and Network Administrators, Hackers, and computer security experts.

Contents

Computer Security Conference events

Common activities at Hacker Conventions may include:

List of general Computer security conferences

General security conferences are often held by security product vendor companies or organisations.

  • BlueHat Conference, a twice a year, invitation-only Microsoft security conference aimed at bringing Microsoft security professionals and external security researchers together.[4][5][6]
  • Black Hat, a series of conferences held annually in different cities around the world. Black Hat USA, held in Las Vegas immediately before DEF CON, is the largest 'official' computer security event in the world.[7]
  • CarolinaCon, in North Carolina, is a regional technology and network security conference usually held during Spring.
  • ChicagoCon Chicago's Ethical Hacking Conference.[8]
  • Department of Defense Cyber Crime Conference, an annual conference that focuses on the computer security needs of the United States federal government, military, and defense contractors.
  • Hacker Halted Presented by EC-Council, the objective of the global series of Hacker Halted conferences is to raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in IT Security.[9]
  • CONFidence A yearly IT Security conference held in Europe.[10][11]
  • RSA Security Conference Cryptography and information security-related conference held annually in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • S4:SCADA Security Scientific Symposium Security conference pertaining to SCADA held annually by Digital Bond, usually in Miami, FL.[12]

Hacker Conferences

A Hacker conference, also known as hacker cons, is a term that describes a convention for hackers. These serve as meeting places for Phreakers, Hackers, and security experts.

The actual events, timespans, and details of various themes of these conventions not only depends on the specific convention attended but also its perceived reputation. Typically the actual details of any given convention are couched in mild secrecy due to the legality of certain panels, as well as the willingness of attendees to explain themselves to law enforcement and less computer-savvy individuals (see Hacker definition controversy).

Common topics include Wardriving, Lockpicking, corporate and network security, personal rights and freedoms, new technologies, as well as general 'geek' motifs. Some may also have contests and general collaborative events such as Hackathons.

List of annual hacker conventions

  • BrumCon, yearly conference in Birmingham UK, held by Brum2600
  • CanSecWest, large annual convention held in Vancouver, Canada. [13]
  • Chaos Communication Congress, the oldest and Europe's largest hacker conference, held by Chaos Computer Club.
  • ClubHack, India's hacker convention.[14]
  • DEF CON, in Las Vegas, is the biggest hacker convention in the United States held during summer (June-August).
  • Ekoparty, a hacker convention in Argentina and one of the most important in South America, held annually around September in Buenos Aires.[15]
  • HackCon - Norway's biggest security convention, held in Oslo, Norway.
  • nullcon - Community driven Security and hacking conference [16](by null - The open security community [17]).
  • Hack In The Box, a security conference, Asia's largest network security conference held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and more recently the Middle East.[18]
  • Hackers 2 Hackers Conference, a Brazilian conference.
  • Hackers on Planet Earth (H.O.P.E.), in New York is held by 2600: The Hacker Quarterly in mid-summer (July/August).
  • Kiwicon, is a Wellington, New Zealand hacker convention.
  • LayerOne, run every spring in Los Angeles, California.
  • Notacon, in Cleveland, Ohio, is an art and technology conference held frequently in mid-April.
  • PhreakNIC, in Nashville, Tennessee, is held by Nashville 2600.[19] around October.
  • Pumpcon, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is held around October.[20].
  • Sec-t, a hacking and security convention in Stockholm, Sweden.[21]
  • SecTor, a Toronto convention, founded in 2007 and seemingly held around October.[22]
  • ShakaCon, in Honolulu, Hawaii convention started in 2007 by Secure DNA held every spring.
  • ShmooCon, a Washington DC convention started in 2005 by The Shmoo Group, and held annually in late winter (usually February).
  • Summercon, one of the oldest hacker conventions, held during Summer (frequently in June). It helped set a precedent for more modern "cons" such as H.O.P.E. and DEF CON.
  • THOTCON, a Chicago based hacker conference held in the Spring each year.[23]
  • ToorCon, San Diego hacker convention that emerged from the 2600 user group frequently in late September.[24]

Non-annual hacker conventions

  • Stichting HAL2001, a not-for-profit organization, holds a quadrennial Dutch hacker convention. They have, so far, held HAL2001 (Hackers at Large) and What the Hack (2005, originally called HEX (referring to the 16th anniversary of the event, as well as an acronym for Hacking Extreme). The Dutch conferences held prior Stichting HAL2001's existence were Galactic Hacker Party (1989), Hacking at the End of the Universe (1993) and Hacking In Progress (1997), notable for being held simultaneously and in conjunction with Beyond HOPE. The not-for-profit organization 'Stichting Hxx' is organizing the 2009 incarnation of this con; HAR. (Hacking at Random)[25]

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A Computer security conference, is a term that describes a convention for individuals involved in Computer Security. They generally serve as a meeting place for Systems and Network Administrators, Hackers, and computer security experts.

Contents

Computer Security Conference events

Common activities at Hacker Conventions may include:

List of general Computer security conferences

General security conferences are often held by security product vendor companies or organisations.

  • BlueHat Conference, a twice a year, invitation-only Microsoft security conference aimed at bringing Microsoft security professionals and external security researchers together.[4][5][6]
  • Black Hat, a series of conferences held annually in different cities around the world. Black Hat USA, held in Las Vegas immediately before DEF CON, is the largest 'official' computer security event in the world.[7]
  • CarolinaCon, in North Carolina, is a regional technology and network security conference usually held during Spring.
  • ChicagoCon, Chicago's Ethical Hacking Conference.[8]
  • Department of Defense Cyber Crime Conference, an annual conference that focuses on the computer security needs of the United States federal government, military, and defense contractors.
  • Hacker Halted, Presented by EC-Council, the objective of the global series of Hacker Halted conferences is to raise international awareness towards increased education and ethics in IT Security.[9]
  • CONFidence, A yearly IT Security conference held in Europe.[10][11]
  • AthCon, A yearly IT Security conference held in Greece.[12]
  • RSA Security Conference, Cryptography and information security-related conference held annually in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • S4:SCADA Security Scientific Symposium, Security conference pertaining to SCADA held annually by Digital Bond, usually in Miami, FL.[13]
  • SANSFIRE, A yearly conference dedicated to the training of GIAC certified professionals, and networking with members of the SANS Internet Storm Center.[14]

Hacker Conferences

A Hacker conference, also known as hacker cons, is a term that describes a convention for hackers. These serve as meeting places for Phreakers, Hackers, and security experts.

The actual events, timespans, and details of various themes of these conventions not only depends on the specific convention attended but also its perceived reputation. Typically the actual details of any given convention are couched in mild secrecy due to the legality of certain panels, as well as the willingness of attendees to explain themselves to law enforcement and less computer-savvy individuals (see Hacker definition controversy).

Common topics include Wardriving, Lockpicking, corporate and network security, personal rights and freedoms, new technologies, as well as general 'geek' motifs. Some may also have contests and general collaborative events such as Hackathons.

List of annual hacker conventions

  • BrumCon, yearly conference in Birmingham UK, held by Brum2600
  • CanSecWest, large annual convention held in Vancouver, Canada. [15]
  • Chaos Communication Congress, the oldest and Europe's largest hacker conference, held by Chaos Computer Club.
  • ClubHack, India's hacker convention.[16]
  • DEF CON, in Las Vegas, is the biggest hacker convention in the United States held during summer (June-August).
  • Ekoparty, a hacker convention in Argentina and one of the most important in South America, held annually around September in Buenos Aires.[17]
  • HackCon - Norway's biggest security convention, held in Oslo, Norway.
  • nullcon - Community driven Security and hacking conference [18](by null - The open security community [19]).
  • Hack In The Box, a security conference, Asia's largest network security conference held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and more recently the Middle East.[20]
  • Hackers 2 Hackers Conference, a Brazilian conference.
  • Hackfest, a Quebec, Canada, bilingual conferences and hacking games. [21]
  • Hackers on Planet Earth (H.O.P.E.), in New York is held by 2600: The Hacker Quarterly in mid-summer (July/August) every other year.
  • Kiwicon, is a Wellington, New Zealand hacker convention.
  • LayerOne, run every spring in Los Angeles, California.
  • Notacon, in Cleveland, Ohio, is an art and technology conference held frequently in mid-April.
  • PhreakNIC, in Nashville, Tennessee, is held by Nashville 2600.[22] around October.
  • Pumpcon, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is held around October.[23].
  • Pwn2Own, in Vancouver, Canada is held at the end of March, started 2007. Targets: web browsers and web related software.
  • Quahogcon, In Providence, Rhode Island is held at the end of April.[24]
  • RootCON, in Manila, Philippines is held during August-September. [25]
  • SEC-T, a hacking and security convention in Stockholm, Sweden.[26]
  • SecTor, a Toronto convention, founded in 2007 and seemingly held around October.[27]
  • ShakaCon, in Honolulu, Hawaii convention started in 2007 by Secure DNA held every spring.
  • ShmooCon, a Washington DC convention started in 2005 by The Shmoo Group, and held annually in late winter (usually February).
  • Summercon, one of the oldest hacker conventions, held during Summer (frequently in June). It helped set a precedent for more modern "cons" such as H.O.P.E. and DEF CON.
  • THOTCON, a Chicago based hacker conference held in the Spring each year.[28]
  • ToorCon, San Diego hacker convention that emerged from the 2600 user group frequently in late September.[29]
  • Recon, A hacker convention primarily focused on Reverse Engineering. Held in or around July annually in Montréal, Québec.
  • Nola X Con, a New Orleans based hacker conference that will debut in 2012.[30]

Non-annual hacker conventions

  • Stichting HAL2001, a not-for-profit organization, holds a quadrennial Dutch hacker convention. They have, so far, held HAL2001 (Hackers at Large) and What the Hack (2005, originally called HEX (referring to the 16th anniversary of the event, as well as an acronym for Hacking Extreme)). The Dutch conferences held prior Stichting HAL2001's existence were Galactic Hacker Party (1989), Hacking at the End of the Universe (1993) and Hacking In Progress (1997), notable for being held simultaneously and in conjunction with Beyond HOPE. The not-for-profit organization 'Stichting Hxx' is organizing the 2009 incarnation of this con; HAR. (Hacking at Random)[31]

External links

References








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