SteelCon2018 Tickets up for Grabs!

Ey up, We’ve got two SteelCon 2018 Tickets to give away. Make like a whippet and you too could be at Sheffield’s finest hacker conference!

Nah then, 44CON will be exhibiting at SteelCon in July 2018. We’re also running a soldering area and have stickers and reyt good goodies to grab! Even better, we have two tickets to give away! As lovely as it is, Sheffield is uphill both ways in the snow. If you’re heading up from that London, make sure you wrap up warm.

How to enter:

For a chance to win one of two SteelCon 2018 tickets all you have to do is this before the 31st of May 2018:

  1. Purchase a 44CON 2018 ticket
  2. Make sure you’re signed up to the 44CON mailing list (you can do this by ticking the relevant box when purchasing your ticket or here).

Obligatory fine print:

Don’t stress love, if you’ve already bought a  ticket and are signed up to our mailing list using the same email address for both, you’re already in the draw.
Winners will be contacted around the 4th of June 2018. If you would rather someone else had your SteelCon 2018 ticket just let us know and we’ll make it happen.
Marizel is running the draw, and her decision is final. She cannot be bribed with crisps, breadcakes, nor flat caps, although you’re welcome to try.

We’d love to see you at SteelCon!

If you’re planning to attend SteelCon 2018 please come over and say hi. We’ll be the ones selling 44CON tickets, sticking things to people and soldering to our <3’s content. The SteelCon team have two 44CON 2018 tickets to give away, so look out for a chance to win these too.

CRESTCon & IISP Congress 2018

44CON is exhibiting at CRESTCon & IISP Congress on 3rd May at theRoyal College of Physicians in London. Tickets are available now – www.crestandiisp.com

Now in its sixth year, CRESTCon and IISP Congress is a unique event that brings together leading technical and business information security professionals and is a key date in the industry calendar, attracting an impressive line-up of speakers and senior delegates.

This year it also welcomes the BCS Security Conference in the third stream. 2017’s event welcomed over 450 delegates, had three conference streams, a bookshop/meeting area, as well as expanded exhibition and demo areas and 2018 is building further on the success of these features. The length of the day is being increased to incorporate further networking and entertainment in response to the feedback received from delegates and sponsors.

Delegates at the event include senior security, risk and compliance managers from a wide range of public and private sector organisations, along with security consultants and business directors working in the technical information assurance and response industry.

If you’re attending, please stop by and say hello to Steve and Marizel!

44CON 2018 CFP Is Open!

We’re really excited to open our Call For Papers for 44CON 2018. We’re looking forward to seeing all of your submissions on our shiny new CFP system, which promises to be far less painful than the old one.

44CON consists of 2 dedicated speaking tracks, a dedicated workshop track and combined speaking/workshop track over the two days. Talks range from softer subjects in areas such as governance, law and policy through to reverse engineering, exploitation, tooling and abuse of weird machines. We also have an open evening freely accessible to all (but with pre-registration) on the Wednesday evening before the main event.

Talks are 45 minutes long, while workshops are 60-120 minutes in length. All submissions are welcome but some useful guidance on particular topics of interest can be found at the CFP submission system.

As usual, speakers from outside of Fulham, Putney or London Underground Zone 1 will have travel reimbursed. We’ll provide two nights accommodation for speakers or workshop presenters with more than an hour’s travel to a mainline London rail station. We’ll bump that to 3 nights accommodation for any accepted speaker providing a talk and a workshop.

If you’re interested in submitting something, we highly recommend reading last year’s How To Game The 44CON CFP blog post.

The CFP closes on Monday 30th April 2018 at 23:59pm UTC. We’ll start notifying speakers by the 4th of June and announce our first round of accepted speakers on the 6th of June at BSides London. Full details of dates can be found on the CFP system.