Last week broke my string of consecutive weeks posting on this blog. It was a bit busy for me, as I was at Cyphercon up in Milwaukee. The talk I gave went well I feel. Got some good feedback and some good constructive criticism. The only problem I had with the talk was the person running the sound board left the room right before I started, and left the music playing. Now I love 80’s music as much as the next person, but karaoke versions of 80’s songs like Wild Thing can really mess with a person putting on a presentation. Thankfully not me too much, and I attribute that to years of theatre and acting where something goes wrong, you continue on no matter what.
Cyphercon itself is a nice smaller hacker/infosec convention. The talks there are of a wide variety, and there really is something for everyone. I do know most of the talks were recorded, but I am not sure where or when they will be up for viewing. Once they are I do recommend the ICS talk given by Lesley Carhart and Mark Stacey as it gives a great background into ICS threat hunting.
While there I also got to meet (and get an awkward hug from) Jayson Street. He is really an awesome guy who besides being smart and cool, is really approachable.
The badges were made by The Toymakers and the outdid themselves again. Made to look like a phone, it was a whole challenge in itself and more information can be found here. I cannot wait to see what they come up with for next year.
I do recommend keeping your eyes open for tickets and CFP for this con later this year. It is well worth the affordable price.