CTF 2017

This year we are delighted to announce that Immersive Labs will be running the 44CON 2017 CTF and they have some great challenges in store for you! Make sure you stop by and see them. 

They will make their platform available to all 44CON participants, enabling you to take on over 150 cyber security challenges during the conference. Immersive Labs exercises combine both CTF style and sign-posted challenges ranging from Beginner to Advanced. 

A real-time leaderboard will keep track of participants including the individual labs they’ve completed. Immersive Labs will be providing opportunities for the top 10 users to become “Immersive Original” lab producers which attract a £1000 payment for each lab.

 

 

CTF

This year we are delighted to announce that the Ministry of Justice will be running the CTF and they have some great challenges in store for you! Make sure you stop by and see them. 

Prison break – Season 6 coming soon!

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This year the 44CON CTF is being hosted by the Ministry of Justice. Your challenge is to release your friend by “breaking in” to prison through a series of networking, web, infrastructure and other challenges.

We will host up to 20 teams of up to 5 people so, if you’re new, grab someone, team up or go solo to win a drone kit!

Our platform is over IRC to make this accessible to as many hackers as possible. This is where you submit flags and unlock rooms. Each team will have their own virtual environment so you can use whichever tools you want but, remember, you can only bring your machine down if you play unfair. No DoSing us or other teams!

Are you ready for the challenge?

Speakers and ISSA-UK

ISSA-UKOur CFP panel has been hard at work and speakers’ acceptance letters for 44CON 2016 were sent yesterday. Check our twitter feed and see speakers’ reactions before we make a full announcement shortly.

Emma and Nathalie will be at ISSA-UK’s Security in the Spotlight Training Day Onboard HQS Wellington on Wednesday 13th July. Come and say hello and get a discount code for 44CON 2016!

Tickets for 44CON 2016 are on sale

44CON 2016 tickets are now on sale in our shop go and get yours now!

We also have 4 great training courses by Saumil Shah, Dawid Czagan, Joe FitzPatrick, Dominic Chell and Marcus Pinto, go check them out and book your place early to avoid disappointment as courses will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached 3 weeks before the conference.

44CON is the UK’s premier annual technical security conference and training event. 44CON 2016 will be taking place from the evening of the 14th September until the 16th September at the ILEC Conference Centre, you can expect a jam packed few days of awesome talks, food and of course alcohol. 

Our CFP closes tonight (Friday 10th June) so if you have something awesome to share get it in now before it’s too late.

Finally, check this great day out at the Farnborough International Air Show from our friends at Suits & Spooks on 14th July, Counterespionage: the need for speed, and use the code 44CON for a 5% discount on both package options.

Dawid Czagan’s training course is still going ahead

Have you ever thought of hacking web applications for fun and profit? How about playing with authentic, award-winning security bugs identified in some of the greatest companies? If that sounds interesting, join Dawid Czagan‘s training course, Hacking web applications – case studies of award-winning bugs in Google, Yahoo, Mozilla and more, on the 27th and 28th April 2016. It will take place at the ILEC Conference Centre.

Do check it out!

44CON Cyber Security 2016 Cancelled

Unfortunately we’ve had some problems with the 44CON Cyber Security event that we just couldn’t overcome. Some of these issues were small, like crew numbers, while others such as unexpected price hikes for us were simply insurmountable without breaking the cost model. Furthermore, the presence of so many great events in the UK from BSides London and Manchester, through to Securitay meant that a separate event was becoming harder to justify in an already busy calendar.

When we started 44CON Cyber Security last year, we set out to create an exhibition for the Infosec community without the infosuck. We wanted to create an event that was free (or at least super cheap), that was different to 44CON London but had its spirit (if not its Gin) and a place where people more involved in end-user business security functions could come together without the fear of heavy-handed barcode scanning. We believe we mostly succeeded, but only as a result of the enormous effort our crew of volunteers put in and Adrian’s hard work.

Unfortunately this year both Adrian and Steve have had less time to work on 44CON Cyber Security, and with fewer volunteers able to plug the gaps, we felt that if we couldn’t deliver an event on par with last year that perhaps it would be better to focus on making 44CON London an even better event, which is what we’re going to do.

We’ll be in touch with everyone with a ticket for 44CON Cyber Security to let them know that it’s not going ahead, and to give them the option of a full refund or discounted entry to 44CON London, and of course to apologise for any inconvenience. But it’s not all bad news…

Traditionally, 44CON London has had an Infosec track and a technical track. Last year had no Infosec track because of 44CON Cyber Security. This year, the Infosec track will be back with a vengeance.

It’s going to be awesome.

If you have any questions, please email 44con@44con.com, and we’ll do our best.

Adrian & Steve

44CON Cyber Security Keynote Speaker Announced!


David Davis
We here are 44CON are delighted to announce that David Davis MP will be the Keynote Speaker at this year’s 44CON Cyber Security.

David has been an elected MP since 1997 and since 2008 David has been a leading figure on the Conservative back benches. David is best known for being a strong defender of our civil liberties, but his considerable experience in ministerial and public posts means he is a respected speaker and commentator on Europe and the Eurozone crisis, banking, security, education and social mobility. David is one of the best known politicians in Britain and frequently appears locally and nationally on television and in the press. We can not wait to welcome him to 44CON Cyber Security 2016. 

44CON Cyber Security 2016 will take place on Tuesday 26th April at the ILEC Conference Centre, London. To get your ticket please visit our shop

44CON Cyber Security 2016 Speakers

44con-csWe here at 44CON are delighted to announce the first three speakers to present at 44CON Cyber Security this year:

  • Meaningful Measurement: It’s About Time We Got This Right, Presented by Ian Trump
  • What it means to have the C word in the National Security agenda, Presented by Emil Tan
  • Data protection, privacy and cloud computing: navigating legal compliance, Presented by Graham McKay

More speakers will be announced soon so keep a look out here and on our twitter page @44CON

44CON Cyber Security will take place on Tuesday 26th April 2016 at the ILEC Conference Centre London. For tickets please visit our shop. This year for each ticket sold a £5.00 donation will be made to Barnardo’s.

 

Training course at 44CON Cyber Security 2016

Have you ever thought of hacking web applications for fun and profit? How about playing with authentic, award-winning security bugs identified in some of the greatest companies? If that sounds interesting, join Dawid Czagan‘s training course, Hacking web applications – case studies of award-winning bugs in Google, Yahoo, Mozilla and more, which we will be running after 44CON Cyber Security 2016, on the 27th and 28th April 2016. It will hopefully take place at the same venue as the conference.

Do check it out!