back to article It's that time of the year again: The trinity of infosec conferences

Another year, another Hacker Summer Camp – the collective phrase for BSidesLV, Black Hat, and DEF CON, the infosec conference trinity that traditionally takes place around about this time of the year in Las Vegas. An estimated 40,000 people will be heading to the scorching-hot US city this week to hear all about this year's …

  1. t245t

    Software cyber resilience and information protection (Orwellian Dept)

    the software cyber resilience lead in the UK government's Department for Science, Technology and Innovation


    David Stocks and Julia Wighton of PwC's cyber security and digital trust team will share details on how to deal with security incidents and track down the root cause.

    Write all log files to a second irrevocable system that can be audited in the event of a compromise of the first.


    A must-attend keynote on Wednesday afternoon is a chat between Jen Easterly, the director of the US government's cyber security agency CISA, and Ukraine's deputy chairman of the State Service of Special Communication and Information Protection

    You have got to be shi^H^H^H^H^H me

    Zelensky’s War on Christianity

    Zelenskyy has consolidated Ukraine's TV outlets and dissolved rival political parties

    1. Casca Bronze badge

      Re: Software cyber resilience and information protection (Orwellian Dept)

      Good little vatnik. Now go away.

    2. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Software cyber resilience and information protection (Orwellian Dept)

      >Zelensky’s War on Christianity

      Given his success with the war on the AWESOME MIGHT OF THE USSR RUSSIAN EMPIRE - we can only hope !

  2. Bitsminer Silver badge

    That's not a Vegas euphemism...

    That got a big laugh from me.

    "What happens in Vegas stays in your USB forever."

  3. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    poker machines,

    If you see a bunch of people from BlackHat eagerly playing your Poker machines - then you worry !

    1. Knoydart

      Re: poker machines,

      Free Pen test for the venues! The house kind of wins none the less

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        weirdly true

        While the con got bounced between venues a lot in it's earlier years, they eventually settled in for a good while at the one casino that realized that the good will of a small army of hackers was worth the hassles.

        As a result the people from the Con would tip them off about little things like employees trying to route calls for taxis and "other" services to outside parties for a under the table promotional consideration.

        As for jackpotting the houses gaming machines, I'd take a hard pass on that one, the inside of a modern casino is basically a panopticon, and you can bet all eyes are on you on the gaming floor during the con. They may even let you keep what you took out of the machine, but expect to have a shadow following you whenever you show up in Vegas, and to be able to set your watch to the "I'm sorry, but you will have to leave" from security at every modern casino anywhere in the world. Block lists aren't just for firewall rules.

  4. Knoydart
    Black Helicopters

    Hostile networks??

    Sorry but burner devices at Defcon is prob year 2000 advice. Juice jacking is not a thing despite various (US) government advice, and if your device is fully patched, its not likely someone is going to drop a zero day on you unless you are really really important (and go you for reading El Reg). Having been a couple times pre Rona, it was worth it as I was somewhere in the vicinity, esp the villages where you get to meet like mindeds. Linecon for some of the bigger rooms is very much a thing and if you are an introvert, be warned!

    1. Mr. Impartial Pants

      Re: Hostile networks??

      Quite True, Deviant Ollam did a nice video a month ago on this stupid scaremongering advice, see for useful advice on how to enjoy DEFCON.

      As for people having issues with crowds, an interesting comment from some of the affected was that on the last one with the mask mandate, their social anxiety was much more manageable than usual.

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