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InfoSec professionals, h4x0rs, script kidz, posers, and government spies:
CarolinaCon is back for its 5th year! For about the price of your average movie admission with popcorn and a drink ($20), YOU are invited to join us for yet another intimate and informative weekend of technology education.
This year's event will be held on the weekend of March 13th-14th, 2009. The event will mostly occur at the Holiday Inn in Chapel Hill, NC. Chapel Hill is about 30 minutes from Raleigh, Durham, and Research Triangle Park. For all the exciting details as they develop, stay tuned to: www.carolinacon.org
CarolinaCon is an annual technology conference whose mission/purpose is
- provide "affordable" technology education sessions to the unwashed masses,
CarolinaCon is proudly brought to you by The CarolinaCon Group. The CarolinaCon Group is a non-profit organization registered in the state of NC, dedicated to educating the local and global communities about technology, information/network/computer security, and information rights. The CarolinaCon Group is also closely associated with various 2600 chapters across NC, SC, TN, VA, LA, DC, and NY. Many of the volunteers who help develop and deliver CarolinaCon come from those chapters.
The currently chosen list of exciting topics and esteemed presenters includes;
International Hacker Community Studies - Professor Farnsworth
Software Reverse Engineering with the Leaf Framework - Chris
Anti-debugging: A Developers Perspective - txs
Detecting the Matrix: Hiding Virtual Machines from Malware - redspot
Attacking Layer 8: Client-side Penetration Testing - Chris Gates (CG), Vince
The Security Assessment Methodology - Kellep Charles (KC) Running Snort and ClamAV on your Wireless Router - ciscostu Leveraging Metasploit through Nmap - Ryan Linn The Day The Spam Stopped: The Srizbi Botnet Takedown - Alex Lanstein The Ten Finger Discount: Philosophy and Ethics of Modern Piracy - mjg Packing & The Friendly Skies - Deviant Ollam Web-enabled: Smart Solution or Security Blunder - Deral Heiland What does Mickey Mouse have to do with a Viral Outbreak in India? - Nick Fury
Other events currently on tap include;
Capture The Flag
....and others to be announced!
Where else can you have that much fun for $20 (that doesn't involve mind-altering substances or Internet pr0n, cough)?
WARNING: Shameless (yet well-intentioned) pitch alert!!!
For the corporate-sponsored amongst you, for the first time we invite you
and/or your organization to demonstrate its philanthropic generosity by
sponsoring a "CarolinaCon scholarship". In past years the CarolinaCon
staff and non-profit board has allowed some predetermined number of student
attendees on tight budgets to attend CarolinaCon for free. But why should
we monopolize all the good karma and feelings of self-worth? So if you
have a spare $20, consider donating it to this year's scholarship fund.
You'll sleep better knowing you helped someone in need, and you can
legitimately write it off as a charitable donation. Here is a link to the
non-profit's filed articles of incorporation, for reference:
And if your company is feeling extremly saucy and generous, the non-profit
can accept donations to help buy equipment for future Cons. Absolutely
no pressure to give here, but the Con barely breaks even annually and we
beg/borrow/steal LCD projectors, PA equipment, etc. in putting on the event
annually. Again, NO PRESSURE! We just figured we'd offer the "opportunity"
to help provide affordable education to others, for the first time in 5 years
of Con history.
On that note if you're a struggling student desperately seeking knowledge, give the Con staff your best sob story at the door (heh) and apply for one of our admission scholarships.
CarolinaCon-V - Be there or be l4m3!