The 8th Hack3rCon and 3rd SecureWV cyber security conference is this Friday November 17th through Sunday November 19th at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in South Charleston. The event is run by 304 Geek.
The event will have three rooms of speakers and classes: Speakers track for “normal” talks and presentations, Teachers track for those new to InfoSec, Forensics track partnering with Marshall University Digital Forensics department. Plus a room of Villages this year: Hardware Hacking Village sponsored by SME Inc., Voting Machine Hacking Village, Lockpick Village. There will also be a Capture The Flag area and Amateur Radio Technician Test given on Sunday. Panels include such topics as ransomware, Python scripting, WireShark, BASH scripting, network forensics, and more general IT and technical discussions. During the evening they will have a PGP Key Signing Party and karaoke to take part in.
This year’s Keynote Speaker is Information Systems Security Association Hall of Fame award winner Ira Winkler. Ira is the President of Secure Mentem, author of Advanced Persistent Security, and co-host of The Irai Report. He is one of the world’s most influential security professionals and engages in espionage simulations for companies all over the world. He will give different talks on Friday and Saturday about fighting Advanced Persistent Threats and Learning From Failure.
There are also plans to stream Speakers talks on the Internet via IronGeek.
Registration to attend is $50 or $35 for students with valid IDs, both high school and college level attendees. You can also pre-order t-shirts.
If you have an interest or job in computers, hacking, and security; this is something you should try to make it too. A much more formal event than what I usually post about, but a great chance to learn and connect with others.