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Security and Hacking Conferences

Computer security and hacking conferences is a convention for individuals involved in computer security. They generally serve as meeting places for system and network administrators, hackers, and computer security experts.


Type: Offensive

Black Hat is the most technical and relevant information security event series in the world. For more than 20 years, Black Hat Briefings have 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, 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.


Type: Mixed

BlueHat v18 is a three-day security conference for general audiences. BlueHat welcomes partners from the Microsoft Security Response Alliance Summit and the Government Security Program. The conference is open to invited external guests and Microsoft employees and contingent staff. More details on logistics and about the conference will be posted throughout the summer and fall here on the BlueHat blog.


Type: Offensive

One of the most prominent information security conferences, CanSecWest is attended by professionals spanning every corner of the globe. It's the world's most advanced conference focusing on applied digital security, bringing the industry's finest together in a relaxed environment that promotes collaboration, learning, and social networking.

Chaos Communication Congress

Type: Offensive

The Chaos Communication Congress is an annual conference organized by the Chaos Computer Club. The congress features a variety of lectures and workshops on technical and political issues related to security, cryptography, privacy and online freedom of speech. The event takes place regularly at the end of the year since 1984[1], with the current date and duration (December 27–30) established in 2005. It is considered one of the largest events of this kind, alongside the DEF CON in Las Vegas.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit

Type: Defensive

The SANS Institute hosts this informative event, featuring talks from some of the industry's most recognized security leaders. The event focuses on enabling organizations to build effective cyber threat intelligence analysis capabilities. Several courses are offered throughout this week-long event, giving attendees the chance to earn CPEs while staying abreast of the latest advancements in cyber security.


Type: Offensive

DEF CON (also written as DEFCON, Defcon, or DC) is one of the world's largest hacker conventions, held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the first DEF CON taking place in June 1993. Many of the attendees at DEF CON include computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, security researchers, students, and hackers with a general interest in software, computer architecture, phone phreaking, hardware modification, and anything else that can be “hacked.” The event consists of several tracks of speakers about computer- and hacking- related subjects, as well as cyber-security challenges and competitions (known as hacking Wargames). Contests held during the event are extremely varied, and can range from creating the longest Wi-Fi connection (aircrack-ng) to finding the most effective way to cool a beer in the Nevada heat.


Type: Defensive

For 25 years InfoSec World has been the “business of security” conference. To manage today’s threats, security practitioners must have the skills to be both a business partner and enabler, and have the technical expertise to prevent, detect and respond to security challenges. InfoSec World welcomes a community of information security professionals from every market and field of study, hailing from more than 100 nations around the world.


Type: Offensive

NorthSec is the biggest applied security event in Canada, aimed at raising the knowledge and technical expertise of professionals and students alike.

Nuit Du Hack

Type: Offensive

Initiated in 2003 by a crew of people, including co-founder Paolo Pinto, who got together under the name of Hackerz Voice and inspired by the famous and biggest US hacking event named “DEFCON”. “La nuit du hack” is one of the oldest French underground hackers” event which brings together, professionals and amateurs of any skill level, around lectures and challenges. Regardless of their skill, guests come to see and talk about the latest advances in IT Security to assess and/or improve their level.

Older archives are spread out across several domains, can switch archived by changing year.


Type: Offensive

Nullcon was founded in 2010 with the idea of providing an integrated platform for exchanging information on the latest attack vectors, zero-day vulnerabilities and unknown threats. Our motto 'The neXt security thing!' drives the narrative of the conference, where security researchers and experts discuss and showcase the future of information security and the next-generation of offensiveand defensive security technology. The idea started as a gathering for researchers and organizations to brain storm and demonstrate why the current technology is not sufficient and what should be the focus for the coming years pertaining to information security.


Type: Offensive

SchmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues. The first day is a single track of speed talks called One Track Mind. The next two days bring three tracks: Build It, Belay It, and Bring It On.

Archives handled exclusively by, change year for newer archives.


Type: Mixed

The conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in Hacking and Information Security. You don’t need to be a l33t h4x0r to attend and enjoy the event: Securi-Tay promises to provide a fantastic, worthwhile experience for everyone, new to the scene and conference veteran alike. The conference will feature talks from industry professionals and students as well as some workshops. Lunch and an evening buffet will be provided in the bar across the street.


Type: Offensive

THOTCON (pronounced \ˈthȯt\ and taken from THree - One - Two) is a hacking conference based in Chicago IL, USA. This is a non-profit, non-co mmercial event looking to provide the best conference possible on a very li mited budget.

It was started as an idea in late 2009, by a group of Chicago hackers who w anted to start a local low cost con.


Type: Offensive

ToorCon, originally established in 1999 in San Diego, California, is the best collection of Hacker Events that brings together the top Hackers, Makers, Breakers, and Shakers. The very first ToorCon was held at the UCSD Price Center and now has grown to 4 separate events; ToorCon San Diego, ToorCon Seattle, ToorCamp, and WorldToor. Our Mission

Our mission is create an open and positive platform that allows for anyone to present boundary pushing research and bleeding edge technology.


Type: Offensive

TROOPERS is more than just an infoSec con. Hands-on, high-end knowledge sharing leaves you motivated and charged to make the world a safer place!


Type: Offensive

ZeroNights 2018 is the very embodiment of rebel culture with its stencil graffiti and street art born by an individual's outrage against the obsolete. Graffiti artists turn grey urban and industrial landscapes into their canvas. No names revealed. No strife for fame. Only a pure intention to spotlight acute social problems and insecurities the world suffers from. Artists are not the only who prefer bringing substantial changes into the world without coming out of the shadows.

Likewise, we're no admirers of empty rhetoric. Swift and precise actions are the approach we've chosen to respond the unjust. With this in mind, we keep our annual conference honest and transparent. No “backed-up” speakers and reports. Only the worthy ones trying to share their unique knowledge about new bugs and give you an insight into how to protect from them. ZeroNights is the people who make it: speakers, participants, and listeners. Everyone has a chance to have a say. Everyone can contribute to the culture and art of cybersecurity. Are you with us?

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