Apr 7, 2014

BruCON 2014 - First Announcements

Hello there BruCONneers!

Over the past few months we've been busy preparing our Spring Trainings (tip : you can still register!) but that doesn't mean we haven't focused on our main event : BruCON 2014 aka BruCON 0x06.

As you've come to expect from us we are always on the lookout for speakers, trainers and side-events that are exceptional and bring information and knowledge to our audiences and the information security community in general. I can honestly say that the BruCON team has come out in force and we're building up a schedule that any European information security professional will find exciting.

As the stars start to align, we can share the following with you.

Trainings

Joe Grand - Hardware Hacking Training
Having Joe Grand offering his two-day Hardware Hacking Training at BruCON is one thing we are very happy with. This is the ONLY time this year that Joe will offer his training in Europe, period. As security moves closer to the silicon, hardware hacking is becoming core to any information security professional's skill set. Being able to learn from Joe, who has been a luminary in the field by no stretch of the imagination, is something we are super-excited about and we're proud to provide this opportunity to our BruCON audience.

Keynotes

Adam Shostack
We're proud to announce that Adam Shostack has agreed to come to BruCON as our keynote speaker. It's hard to imagine your life as an information security professional without the contributions Adam has made to our field of knowledge. He's been a key contributor to CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) and one of the core developers of the Microsoft SDL Threat Modeling methodology, including the Elevation of Privileges card game. Adam has written several books, including his most recent "Threat Modeling - designing for security".

Jennifer Minella
Jennifer works at Carolina Advanced Digital, Inc. and is a board member of (ISC)2. She focuses on specialized areas of infrastructure security, including network access control, 802.1X, wireless technologies and SCADA/ICS and DCS. Those that know here refer to her as "a force of nature" and "one of the kindest human beings" they've ever met. She will, without a doubt, captivate the BruCON audience and we're proud to have her on board this year.

Entertainment

The BruCON party has become a staple at our event and a place where our audience comes to relax after a hard day of learning and exchanging knowledge. This year will be no different and we're also paying attention to this department. We're once again excited to announce the two first DJs for this years party :

Ocean Lam (Hong Kong)
DJ Jackalope (Las Vegas)

It will once again be a jam-packed BruCON event and we can't wait to have all of you over again in September. It won't be too long now before we can announce the full schedule as we have concluded the 2014 CFP and we continue to negotiate with great trainers and organizers of exciting side-events (CTF, workshops, ...).

Watch this space for further announcements :-)

Cheers,

the BruCON team