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ToorCon XX — 20 Years of ToorCon! – September 10-16, 2018

ToorCon is turning 20 this year! Come join us in celebrating this milestone!

Our dates are set for September 10th-16th this fall, in always-glorious San Diego.

The CFP is now open, and if you have a talk you’d like to submit, you can find more information on the Call For Papers page.

The pre-conference starts with 4-days hands-on Trainings, September 10th-14th.  Admission to the Training of your choice includes admissions to the Deep Knowledge Seminars (September 14) and Conference (September 14-16) itself. Tickets can be purchased online.

And to kick off the celebration of 20 years, we are releasing videos of all the talks that have been filmed over those two decades. Starting today with ToorCamp 2018 (last month) and ToorCon 19 (2017), our talks can be found at https://www.youtube.com/c/ToorCon. We will continue to dig into our archives and post classic talks going forward, and future events will have talks posted after the presentation. So grab some popcorn, kick back, and learn a bit from talks you missed and revisit the ones you love.

ToorCon 19 – 2017

Aug 28th – Sep 3, 2017 — ToorCon San Diego 19

ToorCon 19 is fast approaching this year! For this year, the dates have been moved up, so if you haven’t yet picked up your tickets, then please head here. Workshops are filling up quickly, and if you wait until September to buy your conference tickets for TC 19, then you’ll only be looking at TC++…

Workshops now extend up to 4 days this year, and more information can be found on the ToorCon San Diego Workshop Page.

If you are looking to attend the 2017 ToorCon Deep Knowledge Seminars, seating is limited, but there is still time to sign up!

And, if you are just attending the weekend Conference component, you can find the talks you will want to look forward to on the ToorCon San Diego Conference page. Remember to buy your tickets now, before the price increases at the door!

We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks!

ToorCamp 2018

And if you are heading to ToorCamp (and who amongst us isn’t?), please go ahead and mark your calendars for SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WA
JUNE 20-24, 2018. Cabin sales went fast, but there are still general admission available!

Workshop Venue Change!

The workshops are kicking off today at 8:30am and have been moved to the 13th floor in the Office Tower at the Emerald Plaza (use the office tower elevators on the other side of the building from the hotel lobby). Continental breakfast will be provided. If you have trouble finding us, ask the concierge or the office tower security desk in the lobby.

SOHOplessly Broken Contest!

Despite being widely distributed and deployed in nearly every modern home and small office, SOHO networking equipment has received surprisingly little attention from security researchers. Yet, these devices facilitate the connectivity and protection (we hope) of millions of end-systems. The critical vulnerabilities that persist in these widely used devices demonstrate an urgent need for deeper scrutiny.

SOHOplessly is a no-holds-barred router hacking competition. There will be three (3) tracks that focus on exploiting vulnerabilities.
Track 0 is a pre-con contest. Track 1 is a capture the flag style contest. Track 2 is a surprise contest that will take place at random times throughout the conference.

Please see the contest page for more information!

PancakeCon? PancakeCon!

If you are brave enough to wake early Sunday, October 26 from 8:30 to 11 am, join us at the 1st Annual PancakeCon! PancakeCon is hell-bent on offering the three best hours of eating gourmet pancakes in an interesting atmosphere of demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical InfoSec issues. PancakeCon will be hosted at CyberHive, a nearby incubator and shared workspace dedicated to the building the next generation of cybersecurity products.

More information will be in the program and announced during the conference! PancakeCon.

Hacapocalypse Team Fortress 2 LAN Party!

Join us as San Diego 2600 Presents a Team Fortress 2 LAN Party, Friday, October 24th, at 9PM. Join other hackers in Team Fortress 2 madness, either in the structured team server or on the free-for-all server. Bring your laptop/gaming rig with Team Fortress 2 (available for free on Steam) and join in the fun.

Interested? Please fill out the following form. You do not have to provide your real name or handle, but we would appreciate a count so we can anticipate the number of people interested in playing.

Preliminary Lineup Released!

We’re proud to announce our preliminary lineup for ToorCon San Diego 16. We’ll be posting additional talks and more details over the next week as we finish up the Call for Papers. Also, our Workshops are selling fast so don’t wait too long to register!

Advanced ANDROID & iOS Exploitation Workshop
Instructor: Aditya Gupta, Attify Security

Software Defined Radio Workshop
Instructor: Michael Ossmann, Great Scott Gadgets

MS-SQL Post-exploitation In-depth Workshop
Instructors: Rob Beck & Noelle Murata, Neohapsis