For a long time we used to sell access to videos on Vimeo. Recently we moved back to making videos freely available on YouTube. Due to some last minute issues with 2018 we had to do a bit more work to get the 2018 videos to a point we were happy with. However, in 2019 the wonderful Ministraitor will be supporting our videos, and we’ll be able to provide them for free from now on. The first 5 videos from 2018’s 44CON are now ready to go, so read on for the vids and our thoughts. Continue reading “First Videos From 44CON 2018 Up”
This is a guest post by one of our trainers, Paul Schwarzenberger. Paul is running the fantastic Cloud Security and Devops training course this June. He also has a blog where he talks about AWS, Cloud Security and DevOps. This is part of a series on how he’s built a platform to make things easier for those attending his training. Thanks, Paul!
Part 1 – Proof of Concept
The Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course I’m delivering for 44CON in June includes AWS, Azure and GitHub accounts which the students use so they don’t need to create their own.
Wouldn’t it be great if students could turn up with any laptop, or even an iPad, and do the course. And the time spent on the labs would be used to learn about cloud security and DevSecOps, not debugging software installation issues.
We have a fantastic week planned from March 11th-14th with training, a day of talks and of course hanging out with our friends at CRESTCon. If you want to take part there’s still time, just book a seat on Rory’s course, or contact us from your early bird ticket e-mail address. Continue reading “44CONnect March Week – What to expect”
It seems like it was only two weeks ago when we announced the early bird tickets, but sadly all 50 have been snapped up. Still, being the great folks we are, we wanted to show you 5 different ways to hack the 44CON ticket pricing model because, well, basically we’re good guys like that. After all, we taught you how to game the 44CON CFP and that worked well. In the words of every security researcher everywhere, “What could possibly go wrong?” Continue reading “Hacking 44CON’s Pricing Model (5 Different Ways)”
The Call For Papers for 44CON 2019 is now open. Submissions will be gratefully received on our CFP System. We’re interested in receiving submissions for workshops and talks.
The CFP covers our two dedicated talk tracks and our workshop track. There will also be an expo track in our village hall, as well as events in the mental health hackers village, and the village pub including the ManyHats club meetup on the Thursday evening, but these are not covered by the CFP process.
Talking slots are 45 minutes long, while workshops are 1 or 2 hours in length. Each submitter will receive individually collated and hand-typed artesanal feedback from Steve, our
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As usual, speakers from outside of Fulham, Putney or Zone 1 will have their travel and accommodation covered by us. Our CFP notice below provides further details on how this all works, and what accepted speakers receive. If you’re interested in submitting, read the CFP notice below, and check out our 2017 guide to gaming the 44CON CFP.
44CON is the UK's premier annual technical security conference and training event. From the evening of the 11th of September till the 13th of September 2019, expect a top-tier international technical conference with fast wifi, loose 0day, a village pub and of course, Gin O'Clock. __ __ __ __ __________ _ __ / // / / // / / ____/ __ \/ | / / | "You can hack us / // /_/ // /_/ / / / / / |/ / | You can breach us /__ __/__ __/ /___/ /_/ / /| / | But you'll have to answer to /_/ /_/ \____/\____/_/ |_/ | Oh, the pwns of Brompton" -o- Straight Outta Brompton -o- | 11th - 13th September 2019 -o- As monitored by the famous GCHQ -o- | ILEC, 47 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1UD ]-- 44CON 2019 Call For Papers Site: https://44con.com/ CFP: https://cfp.44con.com/ Tickets *available now*: https://shop.44con.com/ This is the Call for Papers for the 9th Annual 44CON security conference, held from the 11th to 13th of September, 2019. We invite jaded cynics, pessimists, optimists and opportunists to come together and join our broad church where the latest research of the day will be discussed, debated and debased. 44CON has two main talk tracks, a workshop track and several breakout areas including a village hall expo track, a mental health village and a village pub. Additionally, 44CON will host the ManyHats Club meetup on the evening of Thursday 12th September, which will feature it's own talks. The CFP covers the two main talks and workshop tracks only. Submissions for technical and infosec professional presentations & workshops will be accepted. Presentations are 45 minutes long with 5 minutes for Q&A. Workshops are 1-2 hours long including setup/breakdown time. * A presentation on the main tracks is in front of a seated audience. * A Workshop is like a mini training course - e.g. a 2 hour walk through Windows Kernel internals and local privilege escalation opportunities. Talks are filmed. Workshops are not. This is NOT a call for training. Training takes place separately, see here for details:
We’ve teamed up with CREST to give everyone the opportunity to win one of 5 (count ’em) CRESTCon 2019 tickets, worth £175 each. If you’ve never been, now’s your chance. If you’ve been before but don’t have a ticket, now’s your chance too!
CRESTCon is a one-day event organised by CREST, the international certification body for the technical information security market. This year’s CRESTCon is on March 14th at the Royal College of Physicians. If you’re on our 44CON training courses in the same week and/or are coming to 44CONnect, then this is a competition worth taking part in.
To win a CRESTCon ticket, all you need to do is make sure you’re signed up to our mailing list, and email email@example.com from the address you’ve registered. To shamelessly stack the cards in favour of training attendees and early bird ticket holders, we’ve sliced our 5 ticket allocation the following way:
- 2 Tickets are prioritised for people who are booked on our March training courses
- 2 Tickets are prioritised for anyone registered to attend 44CONnect
- 1 Ticket is open to anyone signed up to our mailing list
Some of the talks we’re most looking forward to at this year’s CRESTCon include:
- Matt Lorentzen – Sheepl – Automating people for Red and Blue Team Tradecraft
- Thomas V. Fischer – Building a Personal Data Focused Incident Response Plan to Address Breach Notification
Martin Jordan – Austerbury: Iranian cyber threat briefing
Winners will be chosen at random over the course of February. Get your entry in quick because like our early bird tickets, once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Our 2019 Early bird tickets are now on sale. There are 50 early bird tickets available until March 11th. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. As usual, the early-bird prices still start at £299 inc. VAT, but there are also accommodation and t-shirt options available.
We’re trialling a small selection of cheap expo tickets providing limited event access with certain groups, and there will be pre-registered free evening event tickets. Early bird tickets are the cheapest fully catered, full access tickets you can get. If you want to see the talks, you want one of these.
As well as full access to 44CON, Early bird ticket holders can also ask for an invite to our 44CONnect event in London on the 13th of March. This invite-only event will take place the day before CRESTCon, and will feature talks from some of the trainers taking part in our quarterly training programme. Please make sure you mention 44CONnect on your booking, or contact us after booking if you’d like to come.
44CONnect is a 1-day invite-only event taking place on the 13th of March, somewhere in London. The purpose of the day is to bring together people doing 44CON training, so they can connect with trainers and people on different courses. It’s our way of giving people who’ve attended our courses the chance to get a taste of upcoming training, and the opportunity to get some extra credit to take back to the office.
To qualify for an invite, you need to have done one of the following:
- Booked a seat on Rory McCune’s Mastering Container Security course
- Booked a seat on Joxean Koret’s Malware Reverse Engineering course
- Booked an early-bird 44CON 2019 ticket once they’re on sale, and be randomly* selected
There are 20 tickets available, so make sure you qualify!
Our trainers from the last two days of training will deliver talks, as well as some of those delivering courses later this year. All of our training course delegates are invited, for whom lunch will be included. Early bird ticket holders invited to the event will have to buy their own lunch, as we can’t book it for them in advance.
There’ll be a special round of lightning talks for training delegates to deliver a short talk about something they learned on their course. Those speaking will get a small certificate of thanks that they can take back to the office.
Drinks have been organised for the evening, but we need to be in bed early for CRESTCon the next day.
*Early-bird ticket holders will be chosen at random throughout February, although unsubstantiated rumours abound that asking for an invite on your ticket order may drastically improve your chances…
We’ve offered training courses around 44CON for a long time. We provide a mix of high-end focused course on everything from exploiting Windows Kernel bugs to broader, more generalist courses on web application security and security monitoring. From this year onwards, we’re expanding this to a quarterly schedule.
That’s right, you no longer have to wait a year to sit a high quality training course!
Our 12 month schedule is available here, and you can check out our first courses scheduled for the 11th and 12th of March 2019:
Both courses are two-days long and cost £1300 inc. VAT. When you book online remember to keep the 13th of March free for access to an exclusive, invite-only event.
If you’d like to offer a high-end course in London, get in touch.
- A pre-configured Kali VM loaded with each of the tools you’ll be using during the workshop
- A step-by-step lab setup guide
- A detailed course guide to supplement the material covered in the workshop