BruCON is an annual security and hacker(*) conference providing two days of an interesting atmosphere for open discussions of critical infosec issues, privacy, information technology and its cultural/technical implications on society. Organized in Brussels, BruCON offers a high quality line up of speakers, security challenges and interesting workshops. It's affordable, accessible and entertaining. BruCON is a conference by and for the security and hacker community. (*)Hackers are "persons who delight in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular." People who engage in illegal activities like unauthorized entry into computer systems are called crackers and don't have anything to do with hacking. BruCON doesn't promote any illegal activities or behavior. Many hackers today are employed by the security industry and test security software and systems to improve the security of our networks and applications. In addition, for the younger generations, we want to create some awareness and interest in IT students to learn more about IT Security.
Two day conference featuring: Christofer Hoff - The frogs who desired a king: A virtualization & cloud computing fable Vincent Rijmen - Trusted cryptography Chris Nickerson - Red and tiger team Chris Gates - Open source information gathering Jayson E. Street - Dispelling the myths and discussing the facts of Global Cyber-Warfare Paul James Craig - Rage against the Kiosk Eric Vyncke - Transition to IPv6 on the Internet: Threats and mitigation techniques Eric Adrien Filiol - How to prepare, coordinate and conduct a cyber attack Esther Schneeweisz - Building hacker spaces everywhere Brian Honan - Knowing Me Knowing You (The dangers of social networks) Mario Heiderich - Malicious markup - I thought you were my friend - cycle 3 Daniel Mende - "All your packets are belong to us" - Attacking Backbone Technologies" Sharon Conheady - Jedi mindtricks - Social engineering for penetration testers Stephan Chenette - A new web attack vector: Script fragmentation Justin Clarke - SQL Injection - how far does the rabbit hole go?
Two day trainings are possible before the conference by some industry experts:
Crash course in Penetration Testing
By Joe McCray, and Chris Gates
Former speaker at SOURCE Boston 09, NotACon ,Toorcon X and ChicagoCon. He is scheduled to speak BlackHat USA 2009 and Defcon 17
Web 2.0 Hacking – Attacks and Defense
By Shreeraj Shah
Author of Hacking Web Services (Thomson 06) and Web Hacking: Attacks and Defense (Addison-Wesley 03)
Social Engineering testing for IT Security professionals
By Sharon Conheady
Sharon Conheady is a social engineer/penetration tester at First Defence Information Security in the UK. She has social engineered her way into dozens of organisations across the UK and abroad, including company offices, sports stadiums, government facilities and more. Former speaker at Deepsec, Recon, CONFidence, ISSE, ISF, SANS Secure Europe and more .
Why should people attend this event? These are renowned speakers, international experts and book authors which you will seldom meet at other events. It’s an event by and for the security and hacker community. With 400 seats, it's an ideal occasion to network with others and exchange knowledge. Lightning talks will give possibilities for visitors to present their own projects, tools or website Various workshops on wireless security, digital ID, lockpicking, VOIP,…. The Hex Factor: a contest where people can learn basics of web application security, forensics,… both fun and challenging for both absolute beginners as well as experts. More info? How to register? Visit http://www.brucon.org/