[Owasp-southafrica] Blackhats and Defcon

OWASP - South Africa owasp-southafrica at lists.owasp.org
Wed May 14 14:32:36 EDT 2008


Many times, Defcon in the late 90's till 2002, Blackhat Europe.

I think the main conferences i'd say you'd learn the most from would  
be Dragos's CanSecWest and EuSecWest and then hackinthebox and sysscan.


On 14 May 2008, at 7:45 PM, OWASP - South Africa wrote:

> Have you been to any of these conferences?
>
>> 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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