Black Hat

Black Hat is a computer security conference that brings together a variety of people interested in information security. Representatives of government agencies and corporations attend, along with hackers.


BlueHat Security Briefings educate Microsoft engineers and executives on current and emerging security threats as part of continuing efforts to help protect our customers and secure our products, devices, and services.


BruCON is an annual security and hacker conference providing two days of an interesting atmosphere for open discussions of critical infosec issues, privacy, information technology and its cultural/technical implications on society.


The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) of Purdue University is a center for research and education in areas of information security for computing and communication infrastructures.

Chaos Communication Congress

The Chaos Communication Congress is an annual meeting of the international hacker scene, organised by the Chaos Computer Club.


The DeepSec IDSC is an annual European two-day in-depth conference on computer, network, and application security.


DEF CON is one of the oldest continuously running hacker conventions around, and also one of the largest.

Many of the attendees at DEF CON include computer security professionals, journalists, lawyers, federal government employees, security researchers, and hackers with a general interest in software, computer architecture, phone phreaking, hardware modification, and anything else that can be “cracked.”


Derbycon is an annual hacking conference held in Louisville, United States and founded in 2011 by Dave Kennedy, Adrian Crenshaw and Martin Bos. Target audience are security professionals.

Hack In The Box (HITB)

The conference is a platform for the discussion and dissemination of next generation computer security issues.

The Hack In The Box Security Conference is a place where ideas are exchanged, talent discovered and genius celebrated.

Hacking at Random (HAR)

Hacking at Random was an outdoor hacker conference that took place in the Netherlands from August 13 to August 16, 2009.


Notacon is an art and technology conference which takes place annually in Cleveland, Ohio.

While many hacker conventions focus on the mechanics or political issues that surround such activities, Notacon’s focus is more on the underlying beauty or artistry of the technique of hacking, as well as other ways to apply a “hacker mentality” to the areas of art and music.

Observe, Hack, Make (OHM)

A five day outdoor international camping festival for hackers and makers, and those with an inquisitive mind.

The target audience includes free-thinkers, philosophers, activists, geeks, scientists, artists, creative minds and a whole bunch of people interested in lots of interesting stuff.

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

OWASP AppSec conferences bring together industry, government, security researchers, and practitioners to discuss the state of the art in application security.


ShmooCon is an annual east coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software and hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues.