[Owasp-southafrica] Blackhats and Defcon

OWASP - South Africa owasp-southafrica at lists.owasp.org
Wed May 14 06:25:35 EDT 2008

I'll be brutally honest and say that BlackHat and Defcon has changed  
since Jeff sold it. The cost is high, considering the SA/US exchange  
rate and i'd be more inclined to look at other conferences happening  
around the world, such as AusCERT, hackinthebox, sysscan.

Defcon was always a freak show, so the noise to knowledge ratio was  
always high.

On 14 May 2008, at 12:12 PM, OWASP - South Africa wrote:

> Hi,
> Quick question to the forum, planning on attending Blackhats and  
> Defcon in
> August. If you take into account flights, accomodation and conference
> cost, does the content really justify spending that amount of money?  
> Is it
> really that good to fork out that amount of money for. If you had to  
> pay
> your own expenses would you still go or are people going because their
> companies are willing to fork out the money? By the way, how was ITWeb
> this year?
> Thanks
> Wimpie
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