Sep 23, 2008

Bauer-Power will be at ToorCon! No seriously...

Okay, okay, okay. I know that last year I said that I was going to be attending ToorCon, and that I would be blogging about it, but alas ToorCon came and went, and I did not attend.

There was a good reason for this. Actually, there were two good reasons. The first and main reason was that the people that I was supposed to go with decided to flake out at the last moment because they couldn't front the admission fees ($140 at the door) despite the fact that our generous boss said he would allow us to expense the cost. The second reason was because around the time of ToorCon last year, San Diego got hit with another shit storm of fires. I felt it was better to keep tabs on my friends and family being as how it was a major disaster and all.

San Diego ToorCon hacker ConventionWell this year I will rectify the situation. That is because not only will I be attending this year's ToorCon at the San Diego convention center, I will also be accompanied by fellow Bauer-Power contributor Sundance, as well as our fellow colleague and Cisco guru Zack.

For those of you who do not know what ToorCon is, it is San Diego's largest hacker convention. They have all sorts of kick ass lectures and presentations.

I went in 2006 for the first time and learned quite a bit. They had a hacking competition, and quite a few vendors. Back then I worked for Websense who was a sponsor that year.

Here is a rundown from the ToorCon Website:

ToorCon, now in its 10th year running, is San Diego's hacker conference bringing together the top security experts to present their new tricks of the trade and have fun in the sunny and beautiful city of San Diego. This year ToorCon Conference will be taking place again at the San Diego Convention Center on September 26th-28th, 2008. We will also be holding our Workshops and Deep Knowledge Seminars at the Hotel Solamar on September 24th-26th, 2008.

Here are some of the lectures I had my eye on attending:

  • How To Impress Girls With Browser Memory Protection Bypasses
  • Knowing and Enjoying the Cold Boot Attack
  • Targeted VoIP Eavesdropping: An Attack From Within
  • Advanced SQL Injection
  • One XSS To Rule The Enterprise

...and that is just Saturday's line up!

For a complete list of the lectures/schedule click here: (ToorCon Schedule)

Are you in the San Diego area? Are you planning on attending this year's ToorCon? Have you ever been to a ToorCon or other hacker convention? We want to hear about it in the comments.

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