Feb 23, 2009

Calling volunteers for our hacking challenge

During the conference, a Hacker's Challenge will be running. The main organizer of the challenge is looking for skilled people who can help him set up stuff.

The main tasks would be to "invent" easy-to-difficult challenges on different domains (for example):
  • Hacker Trivia
  • Malware analysis
  • Web Application Hacking
  • Forensics
  • etc.....
This is a temporary list and is not exhaustive and might be subject to change. The challenge is meant to learn participants some practical skills in the different domains of security. Wether you're a novice network admin or a l33t packet ninja, the purpose is to learn some skills that might be useful by way of a fun and hands on contest.

So the purpose of this 'hacking challenge' is *not* to learn
  • how to hack into your girlfriend's hotmail account
  • hack into the pentagon network in search for UFO evidence
  • write banking trojans and become a member of the RBN
  • become a l33t haxxor to impress your friends
I hope that this explanation is crystal clear to some of the people that asked for more explanation about the "hacking" challenges of our conference.

Drop us an email or reply on Linkedin if interested. For those who are not volunteering, start reading up on all those books or ebooks lying around, the challenge will feature a very cool price !!!

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Feb 22, 2009

Picking up pace: Announcing our first sponsors and partners

The Brucon Conference is picking up pace. We're announcing our first sponsors and supporters. We will keep a complete list of sponsors and supporters on the "Organizers and Partners" page of our website. More sponsors and supporters are in the pipeline and will be added soon.

The lists starts with our Diamond Sponsor: Belgacom and our first supporters: Owasp Belgium, LSEC and Winsec.be.

If you want to support the event as a sponsor or supporting organization, please contact us here.

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Feb 8, 2009

Sponsors for Brucon

To keep prices fair and affordable for everyone, we are looking for sponsors. We want everybody to be able to attend this event. Consultants, freelancers, engineers, administrators, programmers, students, officers, artists.... everyone with an interest in technology and its creative use is welcome.

We can offer great visibility to a very large and wide range of IT (security) professionals. If you know interested parties to sponsor this event, please contact us for additional information.

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Fixing the RSS Feed and an update on the event.

Due to a small DNS update, our RSS feed broke. This should be solved now. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

A small update on the event. We had a lot of positive reactions after the announcement. A lot of people have volunteered themselves and it's immensely appreciated. We already have some cool abstracts and are looking forward for new submissions. In the next weeks, we might publish some sneak previews on possible talks and workshops. So keep submitting them!!!

For now, let more people know about the event!!! Forward the CFP, mention the website, follow the RSS feed or on twitter, join the LinkedIN group,.....

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