800 people attended in 2016. Individuals came from St. Louis, the surrounding areas, other parts of the U.S & Internationally. In 2017, we are expecting 900 and have to cap at this number.
Attendees came from various verticals including: government, finance, health care, utility, professional services, education, retail and more.
Event-goers consisted of everyone from professionals to influencers to decision-makers including: system admins, database administrators, software developers, IT executives (managers, directors), security professionals, C-level executives (CTO, CIO, CEO, CISO), VPs, presidents, business owners and many more.
Jason E. Street: Author of “Dissecting the Hack: The F0rb1dd3n Network” from Syngress; Creator of dissectingthehack.com; Speaker at DEFCON, DerbyCon, UCON and more; Life story can be found on Google under “Jayson E. Street”; Chosen as one of Time’s 2006 persons of the year.
Ken White: Security researcher focusing on networks and global systems; Co-director of the Open Crypto Audit Project (OCAP), currently managing a large-scale audit of OpenSSL on behalf of the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative; Co-founded CBX Group which provides security services to major organizations; Also co-founded TrueCrypt audit project, a community-driven initiative to conduct the first comprehensive cryptanalysis and public security audit of the widely used TrueCrypt encryption software.
Ralph Echemendia: Professional hacker; Red-E Digital’s founder and CEO featured in various media including CNN, FOX News, USA Today and Forbes Magazine; Worked with award-winning Director Oliver Stone as technical security (hacking) consultant on “Savages”; Directly responsible for findings in Twilight: Breaking Dawn investigation as well as contacted regarding the Sony hack.
Evan “Treefort” Booth: Master of hacking innocuous objects in airport terminals to create lethal weapons and owner of Recursive Squirrel; His project, Terminal Cornucopia, demonstrated how easy it is for an attacker to construct lethal weapons in airport terminal after security screening; Terminal Cornucopia garnered international media attention.
Dave Chronister: Professional hacker; Co-owner of ethical hacking firm Parameter Security and security training center Hacker University; Presented at ShowMeCon, DerbyCon, Hacker Halted Europe, Hacker Halted USA, Keynoted the first Bsides Iceland in 2014, PH Days (Positive Hack Days), Bsides: San Francisco, Memphis, Huntsville, Tampa and more; Featured on CNN, CNBC, FOX News, Bloomberg TV, ABC World News and many other media outlets discussing recent attacks.
Aamir Lakhani: Renown security architect; Creator of Dr. Chaos security blog; Expert on topics related to cyber defense, mobile application threats, malware and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) research and Dark Security.
Paul Coggin: Information Security Engineer, his expertise includes tactical, service provider, and ICS\SCADA network infrastructure attacks, and defenses, as well as large complex network design and implementation. His experience includes leading network architecture reviews, vulnerability analysis, and penetration testing engagements for critical infrastructure and tactical networks.
BenOxA: Expert in Application & Web Development, Security Implementation, Consulting & Training, Federal Regulation and Compliance in relation to Information Technology (HIPAA, HITECH, PCI); Involved with BSides Chicago, the BSides Chicago/Detroit Cross-City CTF; Working with the PoshSec development team.
Chris Campbell: Security researcher, penetration tester and former operator on U.S. Army Red Team; Contributor on PowerSploit project; Speaker at BlackHat, Derbycon, Shmoocon Firetalks and Bsides events; Blogger at obscuresec.com.
Adrian Crenshaw: Co-founder of DerbyCon; Runs information security website Irongeek.com, which specializes in videos and articles that illustrate how to use various pen-testing and security tools; Security con videographer extraordinaire.
And many more talented speakers which you can see on the site currently as well as at the link below.
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The Friday Night Party!!! Join everyone and have a blast with signature hacker drinks, festive decorations and party favors. Lots of good food, drinks and fun.
Past sponsors consisted of security training providers, IT recruiters, IT and cyber law attorneys, cyber liability insurance firms, security products and services companies, data centers, managed service providers, IT consulting companies, government, universities with cyber security and/or InfoSec programs, security certification organizations, accounting firms, security-focused professional associations, energy drink vendors, local businesses, and organizations whose target audience is the above mentioned. Plus, you can still see this year’s sponsors on the sponsor page.
BAWLS Energy Drinks
CyberWatch Student Organization
The Economic Development Council of St. Charles (EDC)
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
High Technology Crimes Investigation Association (HTCIA)
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Information Technology Entreprenuer Network (ITEN)
No Starch Press
Network Technology Partners (NTP)
Security Information Systems
Strategic Cyber LLC
St. Louis University
The Ethical Hacker Network
U.S. Cyber Vault
See Sponsors Page for Additional Past Sponsors. Get ready for ShowMeCon 2017!