Partners of 44CON


Conference Partners


Bringing together the world’s most renowned security professionals from academics, government, industry, and the underground hacking community.


SteelCon is an event held in the North of England for anyone who is interested in how things work, how things can be broken and how they can be fixed. It’s for people who like to tinker with things, aren’t happy with something until they know how it does what it does and won’t let something be broken without trying to fix it. SteelCon 2018 took place on 3rd-8th of July and 44CON ran the soldering area, we hope you saw us there!

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Hack in the Box

HITBSecConf or the Hack In The Box Security Conference is an annual must attend event in the calendars of security researchers and professionals around the world. Held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Amsterdam in The Netherlands, HITBSecConf is a platform for the discussion and dissemination of next generation computer security
issues. Our events routinely feature two days of trainings and a two-day multi-track conference featuring cutting-edge hardcore technical talks delivered by some of the most respected names in the computer security industry. HITBSecConf is a place where ideas are exchanged, talent discovered and genius celebrated.


Suits & Spooks

Suits and Spooks London 2015 was held at the techUK facility in London. Following a fantastic event in 2014, Suits and Spooks London 2015 was our first 2-day international event. Speakers included Marina Litvinenko, the widow of the Russian FSB officer who was poisoned in London with radiation, EJ Hilbert of Kroll Associates, Zach Tumin of the NYPD, and many more. We’ll also have representatives from the British government speaking and in attendance, along with British Venture Capitalists and the usual mix of public and private sector participants.

Media Partners


O’Reilly provides technology and business training, knowledge, and insight to help companies succeed in the face of huge economic and technological shifts confronting businesses today. Our unique network of security experts and innovators share their knowledge and expertise on the company’s comprehensive training and information platform and at the O’Reilly Security conference in New York.

Community Partners

BSides London

B-Sides London, Security B-Sides is a community-driven event built for and by information security community members.

BSides London 2018 took took place on 6 June 2018 at the ILEC conference centre.



CREST is the not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry. CREST provides internationally recognised accreditation for organisations and individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response and threat intelligence services.

All CREST Member Companies undergo regular and stringent assessment; while CREST qualified individuals have to pass rigorous examinations to demonstrate knowledge, skill and competence. CREST is governed by an elected executive board of experienced security professionals who also promote, develop and support awareness, ethics and standards within the cyber security marketplace.

Follow us on Twitter: @crestadvocate

44CON will be a community sponsor of CRESTCon 2019 that will take place on 14th March 2019 at the Royal College of Physicians in London.

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The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) is a not-for-profit organisation, owned by its members and dedicated to raising the standard of professionalism in information security and the industry as a whole. The IISP does this through accrediting skills and competence, by sharing best practice and by providing a network of support and guidance on individual skill development. It speaks with an authoritative voice and its competency based memberships are widely recognised in the information security industry.

Working closely with the Information Security community, the IISP has a growing membership of over 2,600 individual members across private and government sectors, forty two Corporate Member Organisations and seventeen Academic Partners.

At the heart of the Institute is the IISP Skills Framework©2012 which is widely accepted as the de facto standard for measuring competency of Information Security Professionals. CESG have taken this framework to underpin a range of certification schemes  including the Certified Professional Scheme (CCP), for which the IISP is the leading certifying body and to develop syllabuses for Masters Degrees. The skills framework is used extensively by our corporate members to benchmark and develop capability of their employees it has also been adopted by e-Skills UK to develop a National Occupational Standard for Information Security. The IISP also accredits  training courses offered by commercial training providers against the Institute’s Skills Framework. This enables attendees to build knowledge in areas of the skills framework where they might have gaps and to gain hands-on experience. 

More information about the IISP and its work can be found at



Welcome to ISSA-UK, the UK Chapter of the ISSA. With active participation from individuals and chapters all over the world, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is the largest international, not-for-profit association specifically for information security professionals. Having welcomed over 1,800 members since our beginnings in 2003, the ISSA-UK Chapter is the world’s most successful chapter. At only $95 per year for membership, we offer the most value out of any security association globally.


We break things so you don’t have to. We build things so you can do, too. Home of the HIDIOT, the little computer you can build yourself.


The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Our mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations are able to make informed decisions.