Oct 30, 2017

BruCON 0x0A Spring Training - Call For Training

BruCON 0x09 is over and we had a great time hosting the training, workshops and conference and we are working hard on making our 10th edition even better! The 0x0A Spring Training edition will take place on 18, 19 and 20th of April 2018 and we are once again looking for some great training courses. 

We have the following guidelines for you: 
  • BruCON hosts predominantly offensive technical security training sessions. We don't have any specific focus areas for now, so please submit any training you deem interesting !
  • Training should be either 2 or 3 days with a preference for the latter.
  • You are allowed to submit multiple training suggestions, however please specify if they can be hosted simultaneously.
  • If you have additional hardware that need to be taken into account, please specify including the additional costs.
If you submit a training, please include, at minimum, the following information : 
  • Description
  • Course content
  • Target audience
  • Trainer biography
  • Hosted before ? If so, where and when
Our prices for training courses are :
  • 2-day trainings - 1100€ (Early-bird) / 1200€ (Regular) *
  • 3-day trainings - 1400€ (Early-bird) / 1500€ (Regular) *
* Not taking into account any additional hardware which might be included.
We have a 50% profit split in place between the trainer and us. If you have any particular question or you would like us to work out a concrete example, don't hesitate to reach out!

The deadline for you submissions is Wednesday 22nd November COB (GMT+1). You can submit per mail to training@brucon.org. You will receive an acknowledgement that your submission has been well received. 

Please also use this address if you have any questions.

Kind regards

The BruCON Training crew

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.