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A calendar of industry events is a natural item for a publisher to include as an additional value for their readers. Here at The Ethical Hacker Network Online Magazine, we strive to be the best single source for advancing your career in the various fields of ethical hacking. In addition to book reviews, course reviews, certification information, tutorials, interviews, community forums… another vital component of your career is attending and participating in security and hacking events. Get involved!

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SOURCE Boston 2015 @ Marriott Courtyard
May 25 – May 28 all-day

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Our Mission

The purpose of SOURCE Conference is to bridge the gap between technical excellence and business acumen within the security industry. SOURCE fosters a community of learning where business and security professionals come together to gain knowledge and skills, network with peers, and advance their careers and professional development. SOURCE enables individuals, teams, and organizations to leverage information to improve decision-making, optimize performance, and achieve business objectives.

Our Vision

In our vision, we see SOURCE as a leader in the security industry where attendees, speakers, and sponsors identify solutions for the toughest and most important problems:

  • An environment that fosters professional growth and development.
  • Top technical and business experts from around the world coming together to share technologies, research, and security practices.
  • A security community that is rewarding and enjoyable to participate in.

At a Glance

  • Launched in 2008 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Averages 300-350 attendees in Boston, 100 in Seattle, and 60-80 in Barcelona.
  • Focuses on bridging the gap between technological expertise and business excellence.
  • Organized by many of the top minds in the security industry. Each member of our advisory board has deep roots in the security industry and a reputation for technical excellence.
  • Attracts thought leaders involved in all aspects of security. Messages conveyed at SOURCE resonate deeply through the security community.
  • Focuses on bridging the gap between technological expertise and business excellence.
  • SOURCE Conference has served as the inspiration point for The Security Twits Twitter Group, InfoSec Mentors, and HacKid.
HITBSecConf2015 Amsterdam @ De Beurs van Berlage
May 26 – May 29 all-day

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The 6th Annual HITB Security Conference in The Netherlands

Held once again at De Beurs van Berlage, HITB2015AMS takes place from the 26th till the 29th of May 2015 and runs alongside HITB Haxpo – our 3-day technology expo for hackers, makers, builders and breakers. The Call for Papers for the conference is now open and the first round of accepted speakers will be announced at the end of January. As always, do follow @HITBSecConf on Twitter for the latest event updates.

A deep-knowledge security event…

HITBSecConf or the Hack In The Box Security Conference is an annual must attend event in the calendars of security researchers and professionals around the world. Held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Amsterdam in The Netherlands, HITBSecConf is a platform for the discussion and dissemination of next generation computer security issues. Our events routinely feature two days of trainings and a two-day multi-track conference featuring cutting-edge hardcore technical talks delivered by some of the most respected names in the computer security industry. HITBSecConf is a place where ideas are exchanged, talent discovered and genius celebrated.

Keynotes at HITBSecConf2015 Amsterdam

  • Marcia Hofmann – EFF Special Counsel
  • John Matherly – Founder, Shodan
  • Runa A. Sandvik – Privacy and Security Researcher

Hands on Training at HITBSecConf2015 Amsterdam

  • Exploitation Technique
  • Hacking PDFs for Ninjas
  • Application Security for Hackers & Developers
  • Understanding x86-64 Assembly for Reverse Engineering & Exploits
  • Windows Internals
  • Android Security – Reverse Engineering & App Pentesting
  • Hacking Web Applications: Case Studies of Award-Winning Bugs in Google, Yahoo, Mozilla and More
  • Professional Pentesting IPv6 Networks

HITB Haxpo 2015 Amsterdam
Hackers // Makers // Breakers // Builders

The second Haxpo in Amsterdam

Our second edition of the Haxpo in Amsterdam will take place once again in the historic building “Beurs van Berlage” in the city centre of Amsterdam. Featuring 35+ companies in our exhibition and countless other events taking place during the 3-day Haxpo madness! Get more information about what the Haxpo is at

ShowMeCon 2015 @ Ameristar Casino & Resort
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day

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St. Louis’ Hacking & Cyber Security Con

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.

Pre-Con Training: June 3 – 7
Hacker Con: June 8 – 9

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.

Pre-Con Training at ShowMeCon 2015

ShowMeCon 2015 will be jammed with content specifically and immediately applicable to your career. For starters, the winner will get their choice of the following courses (click the course title for more info):

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.

Be sure to follow them @ShowMeConSTL

SC Congress Toronto 2015 @ Metro Convention Center NORTH BUILDING
Jun 10 – Jun 11 all-day

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SC Congress Toronto is our largest show in the SC Congress portfolio. Spanning two days, our Canadian conference and expo attracts over 1,000 cybersecurity pros on average in North America and beyond.

2015 is slated to be one of our best years ever; SC Congress Toronto 2015 will be moving to more spacious accommodations in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and boast an even more robust Exhibit Hall than any other year. Our 2014 show floor was sold out and 2015 should be no exception, featuring even more of the top names and brands in info security. Mark your calendars for June 10-11 for a not-to-be missed SC Congress Toronto.

Aside from our enhanced Exhibit Hall, SC Congress Toronto 2015 will – as always – feature our hallmark programming, delivering the latest insights on all the issues cyber security professionals need to stay ahead of their game – and the growing number of cyber threats and criminals. Our 2014 event addressed such pressing issues including PCI Revisited, The Art of Cyberwar, A Day in the Life of a CISO, Effective Methods for Engaging the Board of Directors About IT Security, 21st Century Incidence Reponse, IoT Java Exploited and the Growing Rise of Ransomware, to name just a handful of topics. Our 2015 SC Congress will pick up with all new topics and address all of the issues moving today’s – and more importantly – tomorrow’s – headlines.

CircleCityCon 2015 @ Westin Indianapolis
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

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CircleCityCon is a security conference held in downtown Indianapolis. Our inaugural con last year was a big success and we are only looking to grow and make it better.

CircleCityCon is about the community. Our signature offering is the community led training classes offered to all participants. Events and contests are organized by members of the security community, including both CircleCityCon staffers and community partners. Two tracks, incredible entertainment, and technical villages help round out the CircleCityCom experience. Of course, don’t forget the chance to meet and talk with your peers about all topics including security, hacking, and the latest superhero movie.

Talks at CircleCityCon 2015

Events at CircleCityCon 2015

  • Lockpick Village – Information on the 2015 Lockpick Village will be announced soon. Please check back for details.
  • Hardware Village – Information on the 2015 Hardware Village will be announced soon. Please check back for details.
  • Ham Radio Exams – New this year to CircleCityCon, we are planning on conducting Ham radio licensing exams. More info to come, please check back for details.
  • Hak4Kidz – Information on Hak4Kids will be announced soon. Please check back for details.

Training at CircleCityCon 2015


Hak4Kidz 2015 @ TechNexus
Jun 27 all-day

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Hak4Kidz is the first official youth based ethical hacking conference in Chicago that is *not* a hackathon.

Hak4Kidz is an event by ethical hackers and Information Security professionals dedicated to bring the educational and communal benefits of whitehat hacking conferences to children and young adults. We plan to accomplish this mission by putting our collective expertise and passion on display for the attendees to interact with us at their will. A combination of youth base speaking tracks complementing an open area of stations will enable the attendees to expand and enlighten their technical interests. For innovation to perpetuate, it’s imperative that today’s young users are exposed to the bigger picture of how we got here and to help realize their potential.

Activities at Hak4Kidz 2015

Additional activities for Hak4Kidz are still being finalized, so please check back regularly. In the meantime, these are the activities from last year:

Time to get your hak on with these educational activities from 2014:

  • jrCTF – junior Capture The Flag contest for prizes
  • Snap Circuits – Award winning engineering toy by Elenco
  • Networking Playground – Hooking up network gear and securing them
  • Homemade Hacks – Old tech meets new tech for alternative tech! And a programmable robot!!
  • How I.T. Works – disassemble old electronics without getting “grounded”
  • InfoSec Career Mentoring – hacking is fun but hacking for a living is uber fun
  • Locksport – introduction to ethical lock-picking for sport only
  • NEW -> Hands-on OSI Model – learn how a web page gets into your browser
SteelCon 2015 @ Cantor Building - Sheffield Hallam University – City Campus
Jul 3 – Jul 5 all-day

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With a growing international interest in security events and hacker conferences, and the increasing focus on security in the media, SteelCon offers a unique opportunity for you to get involved and develop your hacking* skills.

After last years very successful event we will be back in 2015, bigger and better. Capacity will be doubled, there will be more activities and hopefully a lot more fun.

The North’s Premier Hacker* Con!

It doesn’t matter what your background is, whether you’re a security professional or penetration tester by trade or a hobbyist who’s just picked up your first Raspberry Pi. This is a conference with something for everyone in a family friendly environment, with activities for big kids and little kids so come along and join in.

The Events Team

*hacker: n. someone with an interest in how things work, how things can be broken and how they can be fixed.

More info to come when available.

Shakacon VII @ Hawaii Prince Hotel – Mauna Kea Ballroom
Jul 8 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 9 @ 10:30 pm

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Shakacon, an Information Technology (IT) Security Conference, is back and ready to invite business executives, government and military officials, security professionals, and IT enthusiasts to participant in Hawaii’s only Call for Paper based IT security conference.

We decided it was time to bring some top notch technical talent back to one of the most remote locations on earth.

Sitting around somewhere freezing your a$$ off? Dreaming about warm days, rainbows, decadent tropical drinks sipped out of coconuts? Sure you could drop your 0day in Vegas, bring down the Internet in Germany, or satisfy your dark desires in Asia; however, wouldn’t you rather submit your research or topics to our CFP and maybe win yourself a paid trip to Hawaii?

Keynotes at Shakacon VII

  • Slipping out the front door of the party: The challenges of detecting silent exits of your data -Stephen Adegbite
  • Project Zero: make 0day hard -Chris Evans

Training Sessions at Shakacon VII (July 6 – 7)

  • Powershell for Penetration Testers by Nikhil Mittal
  • Offensive Techniques by Colin Ames, Attack Research
  • Web Application Exploitation by Chris Potter, Attack Research
  • Rapid Reverse Engineering by Russ Gideon, Attack Research
  • Low-Power Hacking by Dr. Phil Polstra
  • Windows Internals for Security Professionals by T. Roy
  • Automotive Exploitation Techniques by Craig Smith
  • Physical Penetration Testing by Deviant Ollam
  • Diving Into Development of Microsoft Windows Kernel Exploits by Nikita Tarakanov
  • Threat Modeling by Matt Jones
  • Penetration Testing with the Pi by Bob Monroe
  • Mobile App Hacking – Internet Banking Edition by Aditya Modha
  • Hacking Web Applications – Case studies of award-winning bugs in Google, Yahoo, Mozilla and more

    by Dawid Czagan


RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015 @ Marina Bay Sands
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day

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RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan is the leading information security event in the region. Join us for three days of engaging sessions and intense networking. Get exposure to innovative technologies and leadership that will help secure your organization and your future.

RSA Conference Asia Pacific & Japan 2015 will take place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore 22 to 24 July.

Mark your calendar and register your interest today to save S$100* on your Early Bird full conference pass. Registration opens in early February!

*A discount code will be emailed to you when Early Bird Registration opens. Only one discount code can be used per registration. Discount offers cannot be combined.

About RSA Conference

RSA Conference is helping drive the information security agenda worldwide with annual industry events in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Throughout its history, RSA Conference has consistently attracted the world’s best and brightest in the field, creating opportunities for conference attendees to learn about IT security’s most important issues through first-hand interactions with peers, luminaries and emerging and established companies.  As the IT security field continues to grow in importance and influence, RSA Conference plays an integral role in keeping security professionals across the globe connected and educated.

RSA developed RSA Conference in 1991 as a forum for cryptographers to gather and share the latest knowledge and advancements in the area of Internet security.  Today, RSA Conference and related RSA Conference branded activities are still managed by RSA, with the support of the industry.  RSA Conference event programming is judged and developed by information security practitioners and other related professionals.

Black Hat USA 2015 @ Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Aug 2 – Aug 7 all-day

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Black Hat – built by and for the global InfoSec community – returns to Las Vegas for its 18th year. This six day event begins with four days of intense Trainings for security practitioners of all levels (August 1-4) followed by the two-day main event including over 100 independently selected Briefings, Business Hall, Arsenal, Pwnie Awards, and more (August 5-6).

More specific info will be posted when available.

About Us

Black Hat is the most technical and relevant global information security event series in the world. For more than 16 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends in a strictly vendor-neutral environment. These high-profile global events and Trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors.

From its inception in 1997, Black Hat has grown from a single annual conference in Las Vegas to the most respected information security event series internationally. Today, the Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia, providing a premier venue for elite security researchers and trainers to find their audience.

What We Do

The Black Hat Briefings were created more than 16 years ago to provide security professionals a place to learn the very latest in information security risks, research and trends. Each year, internationally leading security researchers take the stage to share their latest work and exploits in a friendly, vendor-neutral environment. Vulnerabilities are often exposed that impact everything from popular consumer devices to critical international infrastructure and everything in between. Black Hat seeks groundbreaking research to fill both 25 and 50-minute speaking slots for each annual show.

The Black Hat Trainings offer attendees individual technical courses on topics ranging from the latest in penetration testing to exploiting web applications and even defending and building SCADA systems. Often designed exclusively for Black Hat, these hands-on attack and defense courses are taught by industry and subject matter experts from all over the world with the goal of defining and defending tomorrow’s information security landscape.

DEF CON 23 @ Paris/Bally's, Las Vegas
Aug 6 – Aug 9 all-day

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As we’ve mentioned here on EH-Net for years, this is one of those events that you must attend at least once in your life… preferably multiple times. It is often said that DEF CON is what you make it. This is 100% accurate as there are so many talks, events, parties and people that 20 people can go to the same event and not see each other or have the same experience. For a little more on this, it might help to watch DEF CON 101 from DEF CON 17. It’s a few years old, but the concept is the same:

The DEF CON Story

Originally started in 1993, it was a meant to be a party for member of “Platinum Net”, a Fido protocol based hacking network out of Canada. As the main U.S. hub I was helping the Platinum Net organizer (I forget his name) plan a closing party for all the member BBS systems and their users. He was going to shut down the network when his dad took a new job and had to move away. We talking about where we might hold it, when all of a sudden he left early and disappeared. I was just planning a party for a network that was shut down, except for my U.S. nodes. I decided what the hell, I’ll invite the members of all the other networks my BBS (A Dark Tangent System) system was a part of including Cyber Crime International (CCI), Hit Net, Tired of Protection (ToP), and like 8 others I can’t remember. Why not invite everyone on #hack? Good idea!

Where did the name come from?

The short answer is a combination of places. There as a SummerCon in the summer, a HoHoCon in the winter, a PumpCon during Halloween, etc. I didn’t want any association with a time of year. If you are a Phreak, or just use your phone a lot you’ll notes “DEF” is #3 on the phone. If you are into military lingo DEF CON is short for “Defense Condition.” Now being a fan of the movie War Games I took note that the main character, David Lightman, lived in Seattle, as I do, and chose to nuke Las Vegas with W.O.P.R. when given the chance. Well I knew I was doing a con in Vegas, so it all just sort of worked out.