Defcon 24

Defcon 24 was an amazing event though I am glad to be back home. I managed to sit in a number of talks, however do to the sheer size of the event it just cannot be covered by any one person. I understand the estimated attendance was over 22K this year. Our little community is growing at an exponential pace.

The only real disappointment on my part was the serious technical difficulties with the transmission / webcasting of the talks via the Bally’s cable system making them unwatchable in the hotel rooms for the better part of the convention.

Some of the talks were eye openers and the new attack vectors described in the talks will definitely have security departments reviewing their policies and procedures for these potential and actual vulnerabilities.