Kids are our future, why not give them that spark that will set them on a journey that only “hacking” can inspire?
“Hacking” is the word our community chooses to use to describe creative, fun and innovative ways of exploring problem solving.
HacKid is a new kind of conference focused on providing an interactive, hands-on experience for the entire family— kids aged 5-17 & their parents — in order to raise awareness, excitement and understanding of technology, gaming, mathematics, safety, privacy, networking, security and engineering and their impact on society and culture. We focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) enablement.
We enjoy a fantastic mix of racial, gender and cultural diversity that reflects our community of amazing kids and we love raising the next generation of “Hackers.” By the way, “Hacking” is the word our community chooses to use to describe creative, fun and innovative ways of exploring problem solving.
The idea for the conference revolves around providing an interactive, hands-on experience for kids and their parents which includes things like:
- Staying Safe Online
- Dealing with CyberBullies
- Online gaming safety
- Building Medieval Trebuchets
- Interactive robot building
- How the Internet works
- Food Hacking
- Computerized Lego Derby racing
- Manipulating hardware and software for fun
- Low-impact martial arts/self-defense & anti-bullying techniques
- 3D Printing
- Learning to program in Scratch & Python
- …and much more!
The format of our conference is really interesting. Unlike a traditional conference where a call for papers is issued, or a completely unstructured “un-conference,” we mix advisory board recommendations with a crowd-sourced concept based on interesting submissions.
Volunteer at HacKid 2014
Volunteers help every conference to be successful. This is the same for HacKid 2014. Please help if you can: http://www.hackid.org/content/volunteer/
ForenSecure’14 is an activity of the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (IIT C²SAFE)
A dynamic and growing number of organizations have contributed to the success of this conference, including: AccessData, Argonne National Laboratory, Authentify, Cisco, The Chicago Police Department, CompTIA, Computer Associates, the FBI, Fermilab, Fortinet, Guidance Software, IBM, IEEE, KPMG, Microsoft, Motorola, Sungard, UniForum, X-Ways Forensics and many others. Speakers and participants continue to represent local, regional, national, and international organizations and universities.
More information coming soon. Until then, check the event site often.
BSides Chicago 2014
Stay tuned for upcoming event information. In the meantime, invite your friends by posting this on Twitter: “#BSidesChicago: Coming on April 26th, 2014! Deets: http://bit.ly/bschi14″
CircleCityCon is the first hacker con in Indianapolis. It is in a small to medium sized venue located in the heart of Indianapolis. The venue itself is within walking distance of numerous food and bar establishments. We will have two large tracks, as well as events throughout the conference from early morning until late in the night. This gives the con attendees many different options. It will be an extremely eventful experience.
As we grow in the coming months we will have lots of surprises.
The main goal of this conference is to educate and expand people’s knowledge. We want attendees to have a great time, meet amazing people, watch awesome talks, participate in various events, and experience what Indianapolis has to offer.
- t-shirt design contest
- hacker book exchange
- drunk talks
- crash and compile
RVAsec is the first Richmond, Virginia, security convention to bring top speakers to the mid-atlantic region. The conference will be held on Friday and Thursday, June 5th and Friday June 6th at the Commonwealth Ballroom at VCU’s University Commons. Training classes will be held on Wednesday, June 4th.
What to expect at RVAsec 2014:
- Awesome Keynotes
- Great speakers with great topics!
- Free Parking
- Breakfast, lunch, coffee & snack breaks
- RVAsec bag stuffed with swag
- RVAsec t-shirt
- Post-con reception, with adult beverages (and more food)
- After party
And more stuff is being planned!
Training at RVAsec 2014
RVAsec is pleased to announce training sessions to coincide with the conference! Full-day training classes will be held on Wednesday June 4th before the conference.
The prices for training classes will depend on class requirements, but will include breakfast & lunch. Breakfast and registration start at 8 AM.
The training location is the same as the conference, with registration/breakfast in Virginia Room A (second floor). Please see the directions and location pages for more information.
Lock Picking & Lock Forensics
- Instructor: Schuyler Towne
- Cost: $250
Networking for Pentesters
- Instructor: Rob Fuller
- Cost: $199.95
The Secrets of Security with the OSSTMM
- Instructor: Pete Herzog
- Cost: $250
Into the Worm Hole: Metasploit for Web PenTesting
- Instructor: Kizz MyAnthia
- Cost: $250
Note: Registration for the conference and training are separate–a conference ticket is not an admission ticket to training. The location is the same as the conference itself.
Last year’s CTF was a smashing success, so stay tuned for more information about the RVAsec 3 CTF!
CONFidence is an annual IT security conference that will take place on 27-28th May, 2014 in Krakow, Poland for the 12th time! The best speakers, latest issues, laid-back atmosphere and Krakow crazy night life – that is why CONFidence has become a meeting point of hackers’ community in Europe.
The core of CONFidence 2014 is a two-day conference with workshops, but the whole event is so much more. CONFidence 2014 offers not only the best speakers, current topics and top trainings, but (even more importantly) great parties, cool contests, crazy social events and a time and space to meet community members face-to-face, talk, drink and hack. Previous editions included stay in a Hackers’ Squad, Hacking Contests, Hackers for Charity Roulette and big After Party. What will happen this year? Check out yourself!
The first CONFidence conference was organized in 2005 as a project created by a group of Polish enthusiasts committed to improving the security of IT applications. Since those early years it has evolved into the largest meeting of hackers in Poland that annually gathers almost 400 participants: IT security professionals from government, industry, banking sector and academia as well as researchers and developers.
Since 2006 CONFidence assembles not only the best specialists from Poland but also attendees and number-one speakers from all around the world. Every year our attendees come from most European countries as well as US to see such experts as Bruce Schneier, Dan Kaminsky, Jacob Appelbaum, Daniel Mende, David Hulton, Chris Palmer, Jesse Burns, Shawn Merdinger, Anton Chuvakin, Richard Bejtlich, Raoul Chiesa, Felix Lindner, Alexander Kornbrust, Dinis Cruz, Joanna Rutkowska, Gynvael Coldwind, Tavis Ormandy , Meredith L. Patterson, Thomas Lim and many other excellent speakers. CONFidence is much more than just a conference, it is an ongoing project driven by the security community. It is also a stop for an elite Hackers on a Plane initiative.
CONFidence 2014 fees:
- 145.00 EUR until 10th January 2014
- 170.00 EUR until 21st February 2014
- 195.00 EUR until 4th April 2014
- 219.50 EUR until 16th May 2014
- 305.00 EUR Last minute – until 27th May 2014
- 135.00 EUR students until the day of the conference
- 305.00 EUR Supporting Ticket – until the day of the conference
*Students registration is available only for private/edu registrations. The students registration cannot be purchased by a company.
We invite you to help us in organizing the conference by purchasing the Supporting Ticket.
The conference fee includes:
- attending the lectures;
- conference materials;
- coffee breaks during two days of the event;
- lunch during two days of the event
- invitation to after-party.
Information: Prices do not include the VAT TAX.
- Pre-Conference Training: April 30 – May 4, 2014
- Conference: May 5 – 6
ShowMeCon. The name says it all. Known as the Show Me State, Missouri is home to St. Louis-based ethical hacking firm, Parameter Security, and security training company, Hacker University. Together, they are bringing you a one-of-a-kind event that will Show You the State of security from a unique perspective – the hacker’s viewpoint.
This highly technical forum showcases eye-opening presentations from world-renown ethical hackers and epic security ninjas which will leave you amazed and frightened at the same time. By giving you access into the mind of a hacker, you will better understand how to protect your networks and critical data. As we always say “In order to beat a hacker, you have to think like one” and “if you don’t understand the enemy, how can you protect against him?” ShowMeCon pulls back the curtain and exposes how hackers are winning the war on physical and cyber security.
In addition to witnessing real-world hacks, experts will tackle a variety of specialized topics, such as hacking mobile devices, cloud computing, leveraging mobile devices in pen tests, cryptanalysis, how the most protected systems can be breached, defending your systems, computer forensics and more. Discover the latest vulnerabilities, the most powerful exploits and current security threats at this cutting-edge, two day con. Plus, partake in our “capture the flag” event and take your best shot at hacking into various environments.
Speakers at ShowMeCon 2014 (Details)
- Dave Chronister
- Ralph Echemendia
- Adrian Crenshaw
- Andy Ellis
- Evan “treefort” Booth
- Wayne Burke
- Jayson E Street
- Kevin Cardwell
- Aamir Lakhani
- Raphael Mudge
- Robert Reed
- Paul Coggin
Whether you’re a large corporation or a small business, you should attend this mind-blowing event as you witness the cream of the crop unveil the latest attacks, techniques, tactics and practices of today’s hackers. Plus, gain insight and understanding into ways to effectively protect yourself so you can implement this information immediately when you return to your business.
So get inside the mind of a hacker…We’ll Show You at ShowMeCon 2014!
SANS AppSec 2014
SANS AppSec 2014 brings you four training courses that will help you find and fix critical vulnerabilities in your apps.
- Hone your penetration skills in SEC542: Web Application Pentesting & Ethical Hacking
- Understand critical vulnerabilities and defense strategies in DEV522: Defending Web Application Security Essentials
- Build defensible applications in DEV541: Secure Coding in Java/JEE and DEV544: Secure Coding in .NET
In addition to these popular training courses AppSec 2014 provides evening Summit sessions where you can soak in the latest application security lessons from key industry leaders and practitioners at top companies.
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Evening Summit sessions, which are complimentary with any class enrollment*, enable attendees to couple SANS technical training with engaging at night talks so you can maximize your learning and minimize time away from the office.
*All course registrations include attendance at the evening Summit sessions. For non-students, a Summit-only pass may be purchased for $100.
Download the SANS AppSec 2014 Summit Agenda in PDF format.
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Available Courses at SANS AppSec 2014
- SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Kevin Johnson
- SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Kevin Fiscus
- DEV522: Defending Web Applications Security Essentials GWEB Jason Lam
- DEV541: Secure Coding in Java/JEE: Developing Defensible Applications GSSP-JAVA Frank Kim
- DEV544: Secure Coding in .NET: Developing Defensible Applications GSSP-.NET Eric Johnson
You can sign up for GIAC certification at a reduced rate in conjunction with some of the courses at this event. When you purchase a certification option, you will have four months after the event concludes to successfully pass the associated online exam.