Friday, October 9, 2009
I just returned home from SecTor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and hats off to Brian Bourne and crew for putting on a great con!
With this only being the third year for the con, I honestly didn't quite know what to expect. However, after seeing what the volunteers (no paid staff) had put together, it was every bit as professional and organized as as con I have ever been to.
There were some outstanding talks this year, all of which will be available with full audio on the SecTor website under "Presentations". Some of the highlights for me were Roy Firestein's talk on "Crimeware", Jibran Ilyas and Nick Percoco's presentation of the "Malware Freakshow" (which is the same presentation that was given at DEFCON 17 this past year in Las Vegas, and Adam Laurie's (aka Major Malfunction) lunch keynote on, "The Day in the Life of a Hacker". This is not to say that all of the talks were not very very good, these are simply the ones I enjoyed the most.
If you were not able to attend this year, I highly recommend it! Very very very good con!