Oct 6, 2017

BruCON 0x0A - Who do you want to see at the 10th edition of BruCON ?

Next year (2018), the 10th edition of BruCON takes place and to celebrate this, we want to do something special. In honour of this edition, we will let you select which talks of the last 9 editions you liked the most.

We will invite the top 7 speakers to present their original talk (with some additional slides showing what has changed since) on the first day of the 3-day 10th edition of BruCON (First week of October 2018).

But what is in it for you? Next to picking your preferred talks and seeing the evolution of the last 9 years, you can also win some awesome prizes! After specifying your choices on the survey website, you can provide your email address. Out of the people who responded to the survey (and who specified their contact details obviously), we will randomly select 5 people who can win one of the following prizes: 
  1. All expenses paid trip to BruCON 0x0A (Travel and accommodation) for two persons (VIP Package)
  2. One free training for one of the courses hosted at BruCON 0x0A
  3. Free admission to BruCON 0x0A including all goodies AND a free drinks bracelet for conference and party
  4. Free admission to BruCON 0x0A including all goodies
  5. - 10. Free admission to BruCON 0x0A

You can find an overview of all talks, the slides and recordings (if available) here
The slides can be found here

The survey itself can be found here

We will close this survey November 30th 2017 !

Oct 4, 2017

Mentor/Mentee initiative

On Thursday October 5th 2017 we are launching the Mentor/Mentee initiative, sponsored by Google.
With this initiative we want to provide a stepping stone for people who are new to the infosec community. 
During this event you can choose to be a Mentor or a Mentee or even both.

Mentors are typically seasoned professionals, having done quite some miles on the professional infosec road, and are willing to provide advice to the Mentees. 
This advice can vary from Mentee to Mentee, but could include: which training should I follow, what are key messages you can give based on personal experience, how do I get to know new people, whom to follow on Twitter, general advice to survive in this industry, to help with presenations and much more.
Mentees, can be people who are fairly new to the security scene, or a willing to receive advice from more seasoned professionals.

We all started at some point in time within this industry, and we have all had our challenges. With this programme we want to close this gap and create a stronger bond between 
seasoned professionals and people new to the industry. The Mentor/Mentee programme is a initiative that can vary in duration. For some this might be a one-off event, but for others this
might create a bond with a mentor that will last. 

Please join us from 19 (7 PM) until 21 (9 PM) at the Novotel Bar. Be sure to use the mentor / mentee stickers to indicate the role you want to play.