Tag: DEF CON

  • Niki7a vs Magen – Charity Drive

    Niki7a vs Magen – Charity Drive

    Like the epic rumble in the jungle, after a quick offer to throw money to charity on behalf of their suffering, other generous souls jumped in to do the same. The result? Niki7a and Magen are now locked in a legendary contest to see who can wear their DEF CON 29 bracelet the longest. Whoever […]

  • The Hacker Jeopardy That Never Was

    Many years ago, at early DEF CONs before 2000, I became a critic of Hacker Jeopardy after some of the questions had wrong answers. The host had written the questions and answers but got some wrong. The next year I offered to sanity check them before the game and did so, finding a few errors […]

  • The Attrition DC26 Badge Challenge Post Mortem

    This year, which was my final trip to DEF CON, I made up one last round of Attrition DEF CON badges. In prior years they were typically engraved luggage tags a bit more specific to the year: Since #BadgeLife has become a big thing, especially this year as far as I can tell, I decided […]

  • Jericho in Vegas Next Week… (for real)

    Hi! Given my occasional good-natured trolling on Twitter, and since many have asked me the last few weeks, I want to set the record straight. I will be in Las Vegas next week, for real. I arrive tomorrow evening and leave the following Sunday. This is the first time at BH/DC in several years for […]

  • DEF CON 26 CFP Basic Statistics and Observations

    This is the second blog in a series about DEF CON 26 CFP. The first: A Look Into the DEF CON CFP Review Board (we’re actually really boring people) First, this post is not sanctioned by DEF CON in any way. I am a member of the CFP team who decided to keep some rudimentary […]

  • A Look Into the DEF CON CFP Review Board (we’re actually really boring people)

    Written by Highwiz with contributions and editing from Jericho Being on the DEF CON CFP Review Board can be as exciting as {something}; as frustrating as {something}; as thought provoking as {something}; and as enriching as {something}. It’s like mad libs, I hope you’ve filled in this section with something good. Each year, myself and […]

  • A View Into DEF CON 25 CFP…

    First, this post is not sanctioned by DEF CON in any way. I am a member of the CFP team who decided to keep some rudimentary statistics on the submissions this year. I did this to give the team a feel for just how many submissions we got, how many talks we accepted, and primarily […]

  • Stalking me in Las Vegas…

    I fly out to Las Vegas tomorrow for the trifecta of summer security conventions held in oppressing heat. BlackHat Briefings, BSides Las Vegas, and DEF CON 21. If you want to catch up to talk about attrition.org, OSVDB, or anything vulnerability related, look for the disgruntled person likely wearing a squirrel-themed shirt. If you would […]

  • Building a better InfoSec conference…

    There is an abundance of information security conferences out there. While the industry is drowning in these conferences, a lot of them are producing more noise than value. Increasingly, people are realizing that even a moderate security conference is a profit center. We need fewer conferences that are more topical and offer more value, whatever […]

  • Why You Should Not Get a CISSP

    At DEFCON 20, Timmay gave a presentation on the supposed merit of the CISSP certification. It included several reasons why he felt the certification was based more on ISC(2) market hype than an actual value. He asked Jericho to contribute and present a handful of slides (pages 37 – 43) regarding the ISC(2) Code of […]