[Owasp-southafrica] Blackhats and Defcon
OWASP - South Africa
owasp-southafrica at lists.owasp.org
Thu May 15 02:33:29 EDT 2008
Oooh, CanSecWest is the one I really want to go to.
But could also be due to the awesome skiing that happens afterwards.
Sorry, now back on topic..
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Subject: Re: [Owasp-southafrica] Blackhats and Defcon
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:
>>> 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?
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