Welcome to Summercon.ORG

Summercon is one of the oldest hacker conventions, and the longest running such conference in America. It helped set a precedent for more modern "cons" such as H.O.P.E. and DEF CON, although it has remained smaller and more personal. Summercon has been hosted in cities such as Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Atlanta, New York, Washington, D.C., Austin, Las Vegas, and Amsterdam.

NEWS

Thanks and See You Next Year

July 1st, 2018

We did it! We survived another year!

We are extremely grateful to everyone who attended the 31st installment of Summercon. We're going to take a tiny break, then get right back to work planning Summercon 2019. Watch this space and our Twitter account in the coming weeks for updates.

Pre-Summercon Party

June 28th, 2018

You can get your t-shirt and bracelet tonight!

Can't wait for Summercon to start? Hate long registration lines on the day of the conference? Like dive bars? HAVE WE GOT THE EVENT FOR YOU. Come to the Attendee Pre-party

Attendee Pre-registration Party
Thursday, June 28
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Canal Bar
270 3rd Ave # A,
Brooklyn, NY 11215

A code of conduct

June 27th, 2018

There is a right and wrong way to Summercon.

Take a look at the CONFERENCE page to learn more about how we do it, and what you can do if you need help from the team.

Bring a radio

June 26th, 2018

Summercon is loud. Bring a radio.

We'll be simulcasting speaker audio using an on-site FM microtransmitter. Take a look at the CONFERENCE page for some details. TL;DR: bring an FM radio with headphones, and never miss a word.

The Schedule is up!

June 14th, 2018

We know how all Summercon attendees like to methodically plan out their Summercon weekend.

So without further delay, here is the Summercon 2018 SCHEDULE!

Almost time!

June 3rd, 2018

A Big Thanks to our Sponsors this year!

We can't do this without you

A little bird told us that these companies are hiring.

Check them out - SPONSORS!

Sold out!

May 5th, 2018 (Updated: June 4th, 2018)

Wow we've got speakers!

With tickets officially sold out - we feel it’s time to trickle out some info on what we’ll actually be presenting this year.

Without further delay - let’s get started!

Who X-Rays the X-Rays – A deeper dive into Medical Device Security

Richard Oak will take us through the state of cyber security in healthcare. Just how well are they prepared for a modern cyber attack?

Hack you a Koober Netty for Great Good!

If making would-be attackers sad is your thing - get ready for this one. Also koober netties! Pretty much enough said right there. Dino Dai Zovi will be our guide on this journey.

Blackhat Ethereum

SummerCon alums Ryan Stortz and Jay Little will be diving into ETH’s smart contract security and demonstrate how to reverse engineer EVM code to identify these vulnerabilities. We’re going to be rich!

Exploiting the Exploiters: Hunting Fraud in Telecom Networks

So you all remember phone hacking right? What if we take that to the next level and then kick it up a notch? Sounds fun right!? Vlad Wolstencroft will be our operator on this one.

The New Hotness – Hunting for Code Similarity at Scale

I mean, we can all get pretty lazy when writing code. But some attackers have hit the ol’ Ctrl+C one too many times. Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade is going to show us some fascinating ways researchers can identify clusters of shared activity.

Reverse Engineering Windows Defender Antivirus

Windows Defender was meant to protect us not annoy us! It's time we took a look under the hood of this antivirius software and see what tools we can use to reverse engineer (and possibly exploit) this system.

This Year in Crypto

Finally we have SummerCon veteran Nick Sullivan @grittygrease returning this year! From theoretical advances in post-quantum cryptography and zero-knowledge proofs, to the discovery of efficient trilinear maps - there's a lot to talk about. It's not magic, it's crypto.

For more information on all of our presentations and cool speakers, check out the Presentations page!

Loud and Clear

March 19th, 2018

Littlefield + Parklife

We've listened and learned: some people want to hear our presentations; others want to drink, be loud, and socialize during presentations. So we've rented adjoining spaces: Littlefield for presentations, and Parklife for loud debauchery. We'll be simulcasting all presentations from Littlefield to Parklife, so you won't miss any of the action, but if you want to actually be able to hear the presentations, Littlefield will be a little less berserk than previous years.

Summercon 2018 Tickets released!

As usual, space is limited.

Get your tickets at TickeyFly today!

We're Back!

March 18th, 2018

It's 2018 and you now officially have plans this Summer

Let's get this show on the road! We've wiped the slate clean to prepare for the 2018 conference. Everything will be announced in the coming weeks (and months) so check back for important updates.