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Taking limited briefings at DEFCON


HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney will be taking limited briefings (unless you want to meet with him over a good buffet) at DEFCON 18 in Las Vegas at the end of the month.

Companies seeking to meet/brief at the event on Thursday  afternoon/evening, July 29; Friday, July 30; or Saturday morning, July [...]

The most interesting talk at DEFCON 17 you might miss


Launched by West Point and formalized in 2001, the annual Cyber Defense Exercise (CDX) pits representatives from the military service academies defending a computer network against a “Red Team” staffed by some of the more devious people from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the military services.

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – the [...]

VoIP security passe' at DEFCON 17


VoIP security issues seem to be passe’, judging from the latest lineup updates for DEFCON. Only two sessions  have VoIP clearly incorporated into their presentations — it’s a far cry from the days when Phil Zimmermann would pop up to plug Zfone and everyone was explaining their latest ‘sploits.

First making its guest appearance [...]

DEFCON founder joins the gov't security establishment


DEFCON and Black Hat founder Jeff Moss now sits on the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Woah!!!

Moss (aka “Dark Tangent”) will be one of 16 people providing recommendations and advice through the HSAC to the Secretary of Homeland Security. Quite a leap for the guy who started DEFCON as a big party and parlayed [...]