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Hebocon Robot Battles 2017!

Posted on 05 May 2017 (0)

Hebocon is a Robotic Battle for those on an extreme budget. Originating in Japan, it pits poorly constructed robots, modified electric toys and last-minute creations against one another in a Sumo-style arena.

It’s easy to play: Build a robot. A really terrible robot. You can either build your robot and bring it to the conference, or build it on-site in our renowned Hardware Hacking Village. There should be plenty of electronics rework equipment in the HHV, but feel free to bring some extras to guarantee that you have tools to work with or share with others. See the Hebocon Contest Page for full contest rules and restrictions for robot construction and operation! Don’t forget to sign up on Challonge to participate!

Don’t forget to register for our fantastic one-day Training events before discounts end! Both Training and Standard Registration are available over on the Registration page!

Don’t forget to book your hotel room before the discounted room rate ends! Use this direct link to book now, and learn more about the conference accomodations on the Venue page.
Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

New Contest: Security Obstacle Course!

Posted on 03 May 2017 (0)

Bring your ninja suits and leave your existing notions about datacenter security at home. In the spirit of LayerOne, we have put together a physical security obstacle course. You will learn about sensor technology, IoT issues, and get to run a real gantlet of live security sensors like a paid Red Team. Afterwards, you can debrief and learn how to secure your assets better.

The Security Obstacle Course runs from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 in the Hardware Hacking Village! This contest is graciously hosted by our sponsor, Advanced Systems Group!

Ham Testing at LayerOne 2017

Posted on 02 May 2017 (0)

HAM testing is back!

Are you lonely?
Need someone to talk to?
Do discussions about volts, amps, watts, ohms, and high voltage excite you?
Are you a social outcast without a hope of ever finding companionship?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you are probably already a ham. If you answered no to any of them, you probably aren’t a ham….but we can fix that!

Come ruin your social life the right way by taking the amateur radio exams at LayerOne! If you’re looking to upgrade (read: become even more uncool and/or lose your significant other) we can handle that for any amateur radio license class, too!

Sign up at THIS LINK, bring $14 (cash only), and two forms of ID (one should be a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license).

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

Early Bird Training Registration Ending Soon!

Posted on 30 April 2017 (0)

Don’t forget to register for our fantastic one-day Training events before discounts end! Details of each training below; click the titles for additional information. Both Training and Standard Registration are available over on the Registration page!

Don’t forget to book your hotel room before the discounted room rate ends! Use this direct link to book now, and learn more about the conference accomodations on the Venue page.

Hands-on Hacking: Essential Attack Techniques

Presented By: Geoffrey Janjua

This hands-on focused course is designed to get you started with penetration testing with guidance from a full-time penetration tester with 20+ years of technical experience. Featuring a multi-level Capture-the-Flag (CTF) network with more than 30 vulnerable systems. To master this CTF environment, you will have to compromise multiple Windows domains, Unix variants, pivot between multiple network, and more. This course is a must have for anyone who is ready to jump start their career in penetration testing!

Penetration Testing Modern Big Data Environments

Presented By: Francis Alexander

This training will cover a variety of popular NoSQL Databases and Hadoop, but will not cover traditional RDBMS systems. This training includes hands-on exploitation of common misconfigurations, API abuse, and web application vulnerabilities against these services. This training includes a case-study of the recent, high-profile MongoDB ransomware and study the possible ways to analyse upcoming threats to Big Data environments. Attendees of this course will leave with a thorough understanding of Big Data environments, their vulnerabilities, related penetration testing tools and techniques, and how these vulnerabilities can be prevented!

Introduction to Fuzzing with AFL

Presented By: David Moore

Fuzz testing is a highly effective means of finding security vulnerabilities – a new, easy to use and highly effective fuzzer called American Fuzzy Lop (AFL) has amassed an impressive trophy case and become very popular. In this training, attendees will learn the tools, tactics and techniques for fuzz testing with AFL and analyzing the resulting crashes with the goal of fixing the vulnerabilities. This course is a must have for anyone interested in exploit development or vulnerability prevention!

Advanced Web Hacking and Secure Coding

Presented By: Vikram Salunke

This hands-on training covers both offensive and defensive approaches to web applications. You’ll learn how to execute and exploit vulnerabilities against web applications, how the attacks works, and how to prevent them in the future. After this training, attendees will be able to successfully identify and avoid insecure code and test their web applications for vulnerabilities. This training contains over 50 labs and 30+ challenges which are inspired by real world vulnerabilities and case studies.

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff

2017 Full Speaker Roster!

Posted on 28 April 2017 (0)

LayerOne is proud to present the official 2017 speaking roster:

Becker Polverini – Turning Joy into Sadness: Common Cryptography Anti-Patterns
Brett Chance – Doorking Around
Dan Tentler – Threat Modeling 101
Deviant Ollam & Pinup – The Hotel Room Gourmet
Ignat Korchagin – Exploiting USB/IP in Linux
Iximeow – Automating Javascript Deobfuscation
Jase Kasperowicz – Post Mortem Forensics: Telling the Story of a Breach
Jason Ritzke – IAM Unhinged
Katie Knowles – SMTP Security in a Changing World
William Turner – Getting off The Grid and onto Hyperboria
z0rro – How Containers Contain
Zapp & Hyr0n – From Zero to Bender in 12 Months

We’re very excited to see all these great talks and hope you are, too! Want to learn more about a particular talk or speaker? See the full details of all presentations and speaker bios over on the Speaker Page!

Don’t forget to register for our fantastic one-day Training events or Standard Registration over on the Registration page! Early-bird Training Registration discount ends May 1st.

Don’t forget to book your hotel room before the discounted room rate ends! Use this direct link to book now, and learn more about the conference accomodations on the Venue page.

Sincerely,
The LayerOne Staff