Wild West Hackin’ Fest 2019
October 23 - October 25$275
Education is the main goal of Wild West Hackin’ Fest 2019. When we share knowledge, we become stronger, and we all benefit. We are bringing in some of the best and brightest from the infosec industry for talks, training and workshops. We’re also building numerous labs, a Capture the Flag, an Escape Room and so much more!
The Internet of Things is still such a new part of the information security industry, we want to further explore its strengths, weaknesses and have fun doing it! Education is the main goal with any conference, and this one is no different. When we share knowledge, we become stronger, and we all benefit. We are bringing in some of the best and brightest from the infosec industry for talks and training.
Training – Oct 22nd & 23rd
Conference – Oct 23rd (afternoon) thru Oct 25th
Audience: IT, information security, cyber security, hackers
Projected attendance: Last year (inaugural year) we ended up with over 500 attendees. For 2019, we are planning on 600-700 attendees.
Wild West Hackin’ Fest 2019 Ticket Includes:
- Access to all Talks, Labs & Workshops (reg required)
- Capture the Flag
- All Special Events (Escape Room, Hiring Happy Hour, etc)
- Morning Coffee
- Lunch on Thursday and Friday
- Chuckwagon Steak Dinner on Friday
Labs & Workshops at Wild West Hackin’ Fest 2019
We’re adding more labs, but for now keep your schedule open for these exciting activities! Workshops will be announced early summer.
Hands-On Hardware Hacking Labs
Returning for another year with more additions! Do you have what it takes to attempt the hardware hacks that we have in store for you during the hardware hacking challenge??? With our hardware hacking labs, you will get to try techniques utilized to hack “Internet of Things” devices.
Labs will be set up to help identify potential ports of interest on printed circuit boards (PCB), learn how to connect and enumerate those ports, find interesting information within the integrated circuits (can you say passwords), and dump the firmware with tools already set up to help gather information from the device(s). We have taken the trials, tribulations, and frustrations of having to de-solder integrated circuits from the PCB, tear apart the casings to expose the secrets, fumble through soldering headers into the board and those really tiny resistors (ughh).
With these labs, you have the opportunity to play with tools like the jtagulator, Shikra and Bus Pirate. If you are not familiar with those tools you will be after we get done with you. So, come get your hands dirty and enjoy the company of fellow hacktivists during the third annual Wild West Hackin’ Fest in Legendary Deadwood, South Dakota!!!!