Def Con 26
The Def Con 26 security conference held at Caesars Palace Las Vegas (August 9-12, 2018) is less than two weeks away. As popular as Black Hat, but far less expensive, Def Con is a must go for cyber security professionals, whether you specialize in offensive or defensive security. However, if you are still on the fence about heading out to Vegas next month, here are the top 10 reasons why you should go:
Skip those boring security conferences (you know the ones), and come to Def Con 26 instead. Here are just a few of the titillating talks that will be presented:
- Ring 0/-2 Rootkits: bypassing defenses
- GOD MODE UNLOCKED: Hardware Backdoors in [redacted] x86 CPUs
- Having fun with IoT: Reverse Engineering and Hacking of Xiaomi IoT Devices
- Exploiting Active Directory Administrator Insecurities
Take your skills beyond the stratosphere with these exhilarating workshops and more!
- Bypassing Windows Driver Signature Enforcement
- ARM eXploitation 101
- Threat Hunting with ELK
- Analyzing Malscripts: Return of the Exploits!
Ready to get your groove on? Villages are mini conferences within Def Con that host their own talks, CTFs, and workshops. These are my top 10 picks for Def Con 26:
1. IOT Village
2. Crypto & Privacy Village
3. Wireless Village
4. Hardware Hacking Village
5. Social Engineer Village
6. Blue Team Village
7. Recon Village
8. AI Village
9. Car Hacking Village
10. ICS Village
Fun times are ahead with cool contests and exciting events such as
- Car Hacking Village CTF
- DEF CON Scavenger Hunt
Stop by the Demo Labs area and explore new tools and gadgets like DejaVU—an Open Source Deception Framework and the PA Toolkit, a Wireshark plugin for Pentesters. Yesss!
Let’s get this party started right! Let’s get this party started quickly, right?
Hey, at Def Con it’s party time, all the time. Take in the nonstop fun at the 303 Pool Party, Arcade Party, GeekPwn Party, Hacker Karaoke and many many more!
No conference is complete without the omnipresence of vendors now is it? The following vendors will be at Def Con 26 among others. Be sure to check them out and grab all the swag you can.
- EFF – Electronic Frontier Foundation
- Darknet LLC
Juno Reactor, aka Ben Watkins, has been chosen as this years Def Con 26 spotlight entertainer.
While I have never heard of Juno Reactor, they are sure fun to watch. You can check them out on YouTube here:
I can’t wait to see the show live, in person!
If Capture the Flag is your thing, Def Con definitely has it. Put your skills to the test, alongside the best.
10. Mind-Blowing Cost Effectiveness
Only $280 cash at the door. No need to break the bank.
Need more incentive? I’ll be there! 🙂