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DEF CON 26 Hacking Conference

VILLAGES

VILLAGES

IOT village

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Friday: 10:00 to 19:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 13:00
Location: Turin, Verona, & Trevi - Caesars

Organized by security consulting and research firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), IoT Village delivers advocacy for and expertise on security advancements in Internet of Things devices.

IoT Village hosts talks by expert security researchers who dissect real-world exploits and vulnerabilities and hacking contests consisting of off-the-shelf IoT devices. IoT Village's contests are brought to you by SOHOpelessly Broken™, the first-ever router hacking contest at DEF CON. The ISE research that inspired the SOHOpelessly Broken™ contests delivered 56 CVEs to the infosec community. Over the years at DEF CON, IoT Village has served as the platform to showcase and uncover nearly 219 new vulnerabilities in connected devices.

Follow both ISE (@ISEsecurity) and IoT Village (@IoTvillage) on Twitter for updates on talks, contests, and giveaways. Organized by security consulting and research firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE), IoT Village delivers advocacy for and expertise on security advancements in Internet of Things devices.

Village Schedule: https://www.iotvillage.org/#dc26_schedule

Website: https://www.iotvillage.org
Twitter: Twitter: @ISEsecurity
Other: Twitter: @IoTvillage

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Biohacking Village

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Friday: 10:00 to 20:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 20:00, Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00
Location: Siena, Pisa, & Palermo - Caesars

The Medical Industry is one of the last to be touched by technology. We have placed doctors and the study of medicine on an alter for years; the time of ivory towers, pedestals, and information isolation has come to an end. Biohackers are working on projects that have traditionally been kept in the labs of the medical institutions. We are moving science forward by working on DIY projects that matter and use citizen science to solve the economic problems that are caused by privatizing medicine and the resources for research. Our goal is to extend beyond the scope of mission driven technology. This event and the community behind it place a strong emphasis on diversity, inclusiveness, education, collaboration, and contribution. The BioHacking Village is also focused on helping developers learn the skills and other factors associated with successful careers in biotechnology and software development. The event aims to provide opportunities to interact with like-minded scientists and developers, to learn from one another, as well as help each other see opportunities that may be available.

Village Schedule: http://villageb.io

Website: villageb.io
Twitter: @dc_bhv

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Packet Hacking Village

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Friday: 10:00 - 19:00, Saturday: 9:00 - 19:00, Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00
Location: Neapolitan - Caesars

The Packet Hacking Village is where you’ll find network shenanigans and a whole lot more. There’s exciting events, live music, competitions with awesome prizes, and tons of giveaways. PHV welcomes all DEF CON attendees and there is something for every level of security enthusiast from beginners to those seeking a black badge. This village was created to help enlighten attendees through education and awareness while focusing on defense and blue team techniques.

Wall of Sheep gives attendees a friendly reminder to practice safe computing through strong end-to-end encryption. PHV Speakers, Workshops, and Walkthrough Workshops delivers high quality content for all skill levels. Packet Detective and Packet Inspector offers hands-on exercises to help anyone develop or improve their Packet-Fu. WoSDJCo has some of the hottest DJs at con spinning live for your enjoyment. Finally... Capture the Packet, the ultimate cyber defense competition that has been honored by DEF CON as a black badge event for seven of the eight years of it’s run.

Village Schedule:
Talks Schedule
Workshops Schedule

Website: https://www.wallofsheep.com/
Twitter: @wallofsheep

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Crypto & Privacy village

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Friday: 10:00 to 18:30, Saturday: 10:00 to 18:30, Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00
Location: Milano I II - Caesars

At the Crypto & Privacy Village you can learn how to secure your own systems while also picking up some tips and tricks on how to break classical and modern encryption. The CPV features talks on a wide range of crypto and privacy topics, including GDPR, domain fronting, and privacy education, from experts. We’ll also have an intro to crypto talk for beginners, and some crypto-related games and puzzles. Come check it out! @cryptovillage www.cryptovillage.org

Village Schedule: http://www.cryptovillage.org/dc26

Website: www.cryptovillage.org
Twitter: @cryptovillage

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Wireless Village

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Friday: 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00
Location: Milano V VI - Caesars

The Wireless Village is a group of experts in the areas of information security, WiFi, and radio communications with the common purpose to teach the exploration of these technologies. We focus on running classes on topics such as WiFi and Software Defined Radio, hosting guest speakers and panels, and providing the very best in Wireless Capture the Flag (WCTF) practice to promote learning on cutting edge topics as it relates to radio communications. http://www.wirelessvillage.ninja/crew.html

Speaker schedule can be found on our website: http://www.wirelessvillage.ninja/schedule.html

Co-located with the Wireless Village is the Wireless Capture the Flag. Come for the talks, stay for the practice and the competition.The Wireless Village is a group of experts in the areas of information security, WiFi, and radio communications with the common purpose to teach the exploration of these technologies. We focus on running classes on topics such as WiFi and Software Defined Radio, hosting guest speakers and panels, and providing the very best in Wireless Capture the Flag (WCTF) practice to promote learning on cutting edge topics as it relates to radio communications. http://www.wirelessvillage.ninja/crew.html

Speaker schedule can be found on our website: http://www.wirelessvillage.ninja/schedule.html

Co-located with the Wireless Village is the Wireless Capture the Flag. Come for the talks, stay for the practice and the competition.

Village Schedule: http://www.wirelessvillage.ninja/schedule.html

Website: http://www.wirelessvillage.ninja
Twitter: @WIFI_VILLAGE

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r00tz Asylum

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Friday: 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00
Location: Milano III IV - Caesars

r00tz Asylum at DEF CON is a safe and creative space for kids to learn white-hat hacking from the leading security researchers from around the world. Through hands-on workshops and contests, DEF CON’s youngest attendees understand how to safely deploy the hacker mindset in today’s increasingly digital and prone to vulnerabilities world. Only after mastering the honor code, kids learn reverse engineering, soldering, lock-picking, cryptography and how to responsibly disclose security bugs. r00tz’s mission is to empower the next generation of technologists and inventors to make the future of our digital world safer.

Village Schedule: https://r00tz.org/2018-schedule

Website: https://r00tz.org/
Twitter: @r00tzasylum

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Lockpicking village

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Friday: 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 13:00
Location: Forum BR 24- Caesars

Want to tinker with locks and tools the likes of which you've only seen in movies featuring police, spies, and secret agents? Then come on by the Lockpick Village, run by The Open Organization Of Lockpickers, where you will have the opportunity to learn hands-on how the fundamental hardware of physical security operates and how it can be compromised.

The Lockpick Village is a physical security demonstration and participation area. Visitors can learn about the vulnerabilities of various locking devices, techniques used to exploit these vulnerabilities, and practice on locks of various levels of difficultly to try it themselves.

Experts will be on hand to demonstrate and plenty of trial locks, pick tools, and other devices will be available for you to handle. By exploring the faults and flaws in many popular lock designs, you can not only learn about the fun hobby of sport-picking, but also gain a much stronger knowledge about the best methods and practices for protecting your own property.

Website: https://toool.us/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/toool

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Hardware Hacking Village

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Friday: 10:00 to 19:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 13:00
Location: Forum BR 17-19 - Caesars

Join us for another DEF CON adventure! After 10 years of providing a space to explore and learn about hardware, we’re rebooting to bring you more hardware hacking awesomeness.

We are sharing a (very) large space with the new Soldering Skills Village, and the Badge Maker’s Community Area. This puts all of your hardware hacking/making resources in one place.

For more details on hours and other events, see dchhv.orgJoin us for another DEF CON adventure! After 10 years of providing a space to explore and learn about hardware, we’re rebooting to bring you more hardware hacking awesomeness.

We are sharing a (very) large space with the new Soldering Skills Village, and the Badge Maker’s Community Area. This puts all of your hardware hacking/making resources in one place.

For more details on hours and other events, see dchhv.org

Website: www.dchhv.org

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Social Engineer Village

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Thursday: 10:00 to 17:00, Friday: 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00
Location: Octavius 3 – 8 - Caesars

Established at DEF CON 18 the SE Village has been the one-stop shop for all things social engineering at DEF CON. From our humble beginnings with a small room and our sound proof booth to now running 5 events and a “Human Track” where top quality and hand chosen social engineering talks are given.

The SE Village is the place for not only our flag ship event, the Social-Engineer Capture The Flag (The SECTF), but also Mission SE Impossible, the SECTF4Kids and the SECTF4Teens!

For more information and a live scoreboard of events see: https://www.social-engineer.org/sevillage-def-con/Established at DEF CON 18 the SE Village has been the one-stop shop for all things social engineering at DEF CON. From our humble beginnings with a small room and our sound proof booth to now running 5 events and a “Human Track” where top quality and hand chosen social engineering talks are given.

The SE Village is the place for not only our flag ship event, the Social-Engineer Capture The Flag (The SECTF), but also Mission SE Impossible, the SECTF4Kids and the SECTF4Teens!

For more information and a live scoreboard of events see: https://www.social-engineer.org/sevillage-def-con/

Website: https://www.social-engineer.org

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Tamper Evident village

Friday: 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00
Location: Forum BR 24- Caesars

Defcon 26 will have the sixth annual Tamper-Evident Village! Since Decon 21, the MFP group has hosted the TEV to help Defcon attendees learn about these security technologies. Tamper is a great hobby and one of the relatively unexplored areas of physical security. Come learn about it in a friendly, hands-on environment!

What does Tamper-Evident mean?

"Tamper-evident" refers to a physical security technology that provides evidence of tampering (access, damage, repair, or replacement) to determine authenticity or integrity of a container or object(s). In practical terms, this can be a piece of tape that closes an envelope, a plastic detainer that secures a hasp, or an ink used to identify a legitimate document. Tamper-evident technologies are often confused with "tamper resistant" or "tamper proof" technologies which attempt to prevent tampering in the first place. Referred to individually as "seals," many tamper technologies are easy to destroy, but a destroyed (or missing) seal would provide evidence of tampering! The goal of the TEV is to teach attendees how these technologies work and how many can be tampered with without leaving evidence.

What's there to do at the village?

  • For your viewing pleasure, collections of high-security tamper-evident seals from around the world.
  • Sit-down presentations & demonstrations on various aspects of tamper-evident seals and methods to defeat them.
  • Hands-on fun with adhesive seals, mechanical seals, envelopes, and evidence bags.
  • Electronics rework & reverse engeineering stations for working with electronic tamper seals.
  • Contest workspaces (space permitting). Sit down in the village and work on your tamper contest box! The village should have a variety of tools you can use to help defeat your box.
  • Counterfeitting! Learn about techniques used to counterfeit documents, identification cards, and much more!

Contests hosted in the Tamper Village:

  • Tamper-Evident King of the Hill Contest; a full-featured tamper challenge! Instead of the weekend-long contest we're hosting a King of the Hill format where you tamper single items at your leisure and attempt to beat the current best. There can be only ONE! No sign ups required, play on-site when the TEV begins.
  • The Box; an electronic tamper challenge. An extremely realistic explosive with traps, alarms, and a timer ticking down. One mistake and BOOM, you're dead. Make every second count! Sign ups on-site when the TEV begins.
  • Badge Counterfeitting Contest; submit your best forgery of a Defcon human badge. Other target badges are also available for those looking for more counterfeit fun!

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Data Duplication Village

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Thursday: 16:00 to 19:00,Friday: 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 11:00
Location: Capri - Caesars

We provide a “free-to-you” service of simply handing you terabytes of useful data. Want data? Just hand us drives. Drives should be 6TB SATA 512byte sector (512e) 7200 RPM. For a full set of data you will need three drives, and they take over 14 hours to copy.

Two of the drives make up the rainbow table and password hash data set, and the third drive is a mirror of infocon.org and all DEF CON materials including cons, podcasts, and documentaries.

This year we’re also having scheduled talks on Friday/Saturday about drive duplication (why/how), drive forensics, data backups, data recovery, data management on SSDs vs. HDs, and other related topics!

Schedule and updates to be posted at dcddv.org.

This year, we will be in the Capri room at Caesars and plan to be open for the following hours:
Thursday, August 9th 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, August 10th 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, August 11th 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, August 12th 10:00am - 11:00am (last chance pickup)

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DEAF CON

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Friday: 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00
Location: Patrician - Caesars

DEAF CON is a California 501 (c)(3) Non-profit organization. We provide outreach to the Deaf and HH community and information security community. We encourage Deaf and HH information security professionals to attend conferences, like Defcon. We help to provide communication services and spaces for professionals to meet and network with others. Anyone can come and attend our meet up and hangout!

DEAFCON Meet Up: The event itself will take place on Saturday at Noon in the Chillout Lounge.

Interpreters: The interpreters will work two shifts throughout the conference. We will have interpreters working day and night shifts throughout Defcon. The exact times and locations will be posted via Twitter.

Website: www.deafconinc.org
Twitter: Twitter: @_DEAFCON_

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Recon Village

Friday: 1200 - 1840, Saturday: 1000 - 1840, Sunday: 1000-1300
Location: Florentine I II - Caesars

Recon Village is an Open Space with Talks, Live Demos, Workshops, Discussions, CTFs, etc. with a common focus on Reconnaissance. The core objective of this village is to spread awareness about the importance of reconnaissance, open source intelligence (OSINT) and demonstrating how even a small information about a target can cause catastrophic damage to individuals and organizations.

Recon Village appeared at DEF CON 25 for the very first time and we received an overwhelming response from speakers, CTF participants, and attendees. We strive to make Recon Village even bigger this time and are expecting more active participation from the attendees.

We will also be running a Jeopardy Style OSINT CTF Contest throughout the Village. We plan to make the CTF more challenging this year. The challenges will typically revolve around harvesting information about target organizations, their employee's social media profiles, their public svn/gits, password breach dumps, darknet, paste(s) etc. followed by active exploitation of virtual targets. All the target organizations, employees, servers, etc. will be created by our team and hence will not attract any legal issues.

There will be awesome rewards for CTF winners, along with free t-shirts, stickers, village coins, and other schwag which attendees can grab and show off.

Village Schedule: http://reconvillage.org/schedule/

Website: http://reconvillage.org/
Twitter: @reconvillage
Other: Facebook:/reconvillage

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Soldering Skills Village

Friday: 10:00 to 19:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 19:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 13:00
Location: Forum BR 20-21 - Caesars

The Soldering Skills Village is the soldering and badge-building arm of the Hardware Hacking Village. It provides a dedicated place for building, repairing, and modifying badges and other electronic devices. It is a place to learn and improve electronics skills as well as to pass along knowledge to others. In addition to the usual soldering stations and work areas, we will also have tables and chairs set aside for people to congregate, collaborate, and hack the various community badges. We have a variety of parts and random hardware to include in or support hacking projects.

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Vote Hacking Village

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Friday: 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00
Location: Forum BR 14-16 - Caesars

The Voting Machine Hacking Village is back! The Voting Village is the place at DEF CON to learn about election security and cybersecurity. This year you are invited to test more than 30 pieces of electronic voting equipment, most of which are still in use across the U.S. today. Join us for an interactive training that will simulate a Board of Elections office where participants can defend or hack mock office network and voter registration databases.

The Voting Village will also have a full day of speakers and panel discussions featuring election and cybersecurity experts, as well as local and state election administrators and national security leaders, including from the Department of Homeland Security.

This year the Voting Village is also partnering with r00tz Asylum to teach DEF CON’s youngest attendees about the importance of election security. The r00tz Asylum Election Security sessions will give young DEFCON attendees, aged 8-16, the opportunity to hack into replicas of the Secretary of State websites for several battleground states. By exposing the cyber vulnerabilities of these websites, young contestants will compete for prizes in a number of categories, including proposing the best plan to defend the Secretary of State websites from cyber attacks.

Village Schedule: https://defcon.org/images/defcon-26/voting-village-schedule.pdf

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AI Village

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Thursday: N/A,Friday: 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00
Location: Florentine III - Caesars

The AI Village at DEF CON is a place where experts in AI and security (or both!) can come together to learn and discuss the use and misuse of artificial intelligence in computer security. Artificial Learning techniques are rapidly being deployed in core security technologies like malware detection and network traffic analysis, but their use has also opened up a variety of new attack vectors against such systems.

Come participate in the AI-CTF, a jeopardy-style CTF with a variety of challenges suitable for participants of all experience levels, or the Pommerman contest, where you can pit your Bomberman skills against AI agents that other participants have trained to see who emerges triumphant.

We also have more than 27 talks, panels, workshops, and a series of rotating exhibits.

Village Schedule: https://aivillage.org/events/vegas2018/

Website: https://aivillage.org/
Twitter: @aivillage_dc
Other: https://aivillage.org/events/vegas2018/

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DroneWarz Village

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Friday: 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 14:00
Location: Abruzzi - Caesars

DroneWarz drone hacking games and challenges are designed for harnessing innovation and having fun with UAV emerging technologies. Our Village creates a Drone Hacking Arena with four (4) primary challenges each consisting of 3-4 flags/objectives.

Drone Hacking Arena – Hack drones and determine their motives - This Village arena allows teams to engage active mission and post-mission drones to intercept and control them (capture them in flight) and perform forensics on missions. For safety purposes, all drones are tethered in the arena. Our challenges include:
PWN-a-DR0NE - Drone Hacking Challenges - Our drone hacking challenges will be posted with commercial and non-commercial paired and operational and tethered drones in advance of the village. Find vulnerabilities and exploit them.

CONQUER the CONTROLLER - Control Hacking Challenges – Our controller hacking challenges will be posted for several commercially available drone controllers and varying levels of difficulty. Intercept paired drones in flight!

PAYLOADZ - REDSKYZ - Program Payloads for anti-jamming, controller interception, defense evasion, defense deception, and other creative applications to dominate the skyz. This is our sandbox for offensive drone applications.

MISSIONZ - BLUESKYZ - This is our defensive sandbox. These challenges allow you to engage in capture, interception, forensic discovery and threat modeling for drones captured during a mission. Teams that can capture an in mission drone and accurately determine the flight path, display surveillance images/FPV, and determine the drone’s

Website: https://dronewarz.org
Twitter: @drone_warz

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BCOS/Monero Village

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Friday: 10:00 - 19:00, Saturday: 10:00 - 19:00, Sunday: 10:00 - 14:00
Location: Pompeian I - Caesars

The Monero project is a privacy ecosystem which consists of the Monero core team, Monero research lab, Monero hardware team, Kovri, Openalias, and several other projects and work groups. The village presents technology serving privacy-conscious novice and advanced cryptocurrency users, inviting participation in a well-equipped and comfortable environment.

The Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Open Security Village (BCOS) is an effort to create a thriving community to make blockchain technology & cryptocurrencies more secure, robust and trustable. As they say at DEFCON, it takes a village to raise security level of any technology. The BCOS future is great, lets secure it.

Aside from our village keynotes, panels, workshops, and networking programs, you’re invited to stop by to learn about parties, films, prize giveaways, and person-to-person guidance regarding blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.

A variety of hardware wallets, privacy merchandise, and the official village badge (a unique split-brained programmable MCU with powered moving lights and NFC interfaced EPROM storage) will be available for sale or display. Other educational materials are available as well.

Village Schedule: https://bcosvillage.org/events/index.html

Website: https://bcosvillage.org/
Twitter: @bcosvillage

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VX (Chip-off) Village

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Friday: 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00
Location: Tribune – Caesars Place

VXRL is founded by a group of passionate security researchers and white-hat hackers in Hong Kong. Our team has deep expertise in software and hardware security, and we have hands-on domain knowledge in several vertical industries. Our mission is to make the cyberspace a safe place for the future.

During the chip-off village, visitors shall have an opportunity to remove the embedded emmc chip from the devices and re-solder on the small circuit board. And our experts will demonstrate how to attack the IoT/mobile devices to obtain privilege and gain access control as well as the data stored. We will also introduce some inexpensive JTAG/ISP and chip-off equipments on-site and for your testing

Village Schedule: www.dcvxv.org

Website: www.vxrl.hk
Twitter: @vxresearch
Other: hello@vxrl.hk

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Mobile Museum

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Friday, Saturday, &Sunday
Location: Florentine IV- Caesars

Atari 2600, Commodore, Intellivision, TRS-80, Apple, floppy disk, dot matrix, Colecovision, Oregon Trail, PACMAN, Donkey Kong: Were these the cutting edge gadgets of your youth? Your parents youth? Do you want to experience them again, or for the first time? This free hands on museum of retro technology will be available for use by the public. Parents will have the opportunity to show their children the technology they used growing up and enjoy it together. Retro Technology geeks can play the games of yesteryear, and use 9600 baud modems with Vic 20s, Apple IIe, TRS-80s, and more to connect to the internet. Get your children and America's youth interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by introducing them to the golden age of technology.

We are a free and non-profit museum that brings vintage technology products to events and conference across the country. We allow you to experience the joys of technology from the past! Visitors are free to use many of the vintage computers and gadgets in our collection. All the computers and games are in working condition and setup for visitors to use. Computers and Systems include the following:

Computers including:
TI99/4A
Timex Sinclair 1000
Sinclair ZX81
Commodore Amiga
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore 64
Commodore C64
Commodore Pet
Commodore Plus 4
Apple IIe
Apple Newton PDA
Atari 2600 (hundreds of games)
Atari 400
Kaypro ( suitcase portable computer)
Panasonic Sr Partner (suitcase portable computer with builtin printer)
Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1 Tandy Color Computer 2 Tandy model
100 portable computer

Portable games including:
Merlin
Mattel Baseball
Coleco Quarterback
Mattel Football
Palm Pilot (original)
Coleco Pong
Milton Bradley Comp IV
8 inch floppy disks
Harvard Punch Cards
Hundreds of old computer magazines
Compute!
BYTE

Website: http://vintagetechmuseum.org/

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Ethics Village

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Friday: 11:00 to 19:00, Saturday: 11:00 to 18:00
Location: Modena - Caesars Palace

Information security is ethically challenging. The field is based on the notion that in order to protect a system one must first be able to determine its vulnerabilities. After the vulnerabilities have been identified, the difficulties multiply. Complications arise as we decide how to disclose that vulnerability, and how we apply solutions.

Unlike the professions of medicine and law, information security does not have a codified standard of ethics. Professionals in information security have yet to agree upon common ethical principles and many remain unconvinced of the possibility of establishing a universal framework that can address the realm of information security.

As a community, we need to explore the ethical situations arising from the information security domain. We are in need of innovative approaches to information security education that will equip information security professionals with more than just technical skills. We also need to cultivate dispositions that will incline those in the community to act ethically.

This involves cultivating a sensitivity to ethical issues and awareness of our own ethical blind spots in order to put our minds to work toward ethical analysis. To do this, we need to cultivate a wide range of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will both enable and motivate us as a community to act ethically in the practice of our profession.

Village Schedule: http://ethicsvillage.org/#sched

Website: www.EthicsVillage.org
Twitter: @EthicsVillage
Other: http://ethicsvillage.org/#cfp

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Laser Cutting Village

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Location: Calibria - Caesars

Make your time for fir'n da laser at the laser cutting village, where you can cut, burn and engrave your tools! This is the first ever trial of the laser cutting Village at Defcon 26!

Attendees can learn to cut and engrave a wide array of materials including wood, rock, glass, paper, leather, acrylic, Cork, cardboard, and other materials, using the intense power of light!

We will help users create projects, design art, customize items, and learn to use the various software associated with laser-cutters. The K40 laser, AKA "the cheap Ebay laser", is our primary entry point into the laser-cutting technology. We will share experience, and mods made to our K40 lasers, that make them perform better, produce higher quality cuts, and improve ease of use.

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Skytalks

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Location: Virginia City - Flamingo

Skytalks is a 'sub-conference' that gives a unique platform for researchers to share their research, for angry hackers to rant about the issues of their industry, and for curious souls to probe interesting issues, all without the watchful eye of the rest of the world.

With a strict, well-enforced "no recording" policy, research that is underway or critical of a vendor can be aired to your peers. You are talking to other people in the computer underground, and very few topics are taboo.

We invite the best of how DEF CON has been: the best of the computer underground -- in all its forms. Esoterica is as welcome as 0-day here.

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Cannabis Village (Puff Puff Hack)

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Friday: 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00
Location: Valley of Fire- Flamingo

TLDR; Exploring DIY cannabis tech and examining the security posture of more established cannabis tech, products, services, and devices.

Cannabis has been a “hot ticket” tech and shows no signs of slowing. What happens when companies rush to first fill niches in the latest and greatest vertical? What do quickly hand-spun web-apps and an ever-forward compulsion towards the “internet-of-crap” get you? Gaping security flaws. Add it's precarious federal legal status in this shaky political climate and you've got a complicated yet intriguing technical landscape hackers should find familiar. Through Puff Puff Hack we aim to bring the hacker ethos from the DEF CON floor to the world of cannabis (and vice versa) by making & breaking point-of-sale or medical software & grow-op hardware, milling over the security & accountability of vendors, considering questions of legal protections & intellectual property, and by taking a deep look at the science, tech, and history of weed.

Village Schedule: http://www.bit.ly/puffpuffhack_sched

Website: www.puffpuffhack.com
Twitter: @puffhackvillage
Other: Instagram:@puffpuffhack

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CAAD Village

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Friday: 10:00 to 17:30, Saturday: 10:00 to 17:30
Location: Lake Mead- Flamingo

CAAD Village focuses on AI security, especially on adversarial examples which can fool the neural network to be of one class while being of other. So far, adversarial examples can be created for domains like image, audio, video, or text. CAAD, a new section of GeekPwn Hacker Competition, would like to accelerate research on adversarial examples and improve AI security. At CAAD Village, there will be AI-hacking demos, presentations and the FIRST competition combines CTF and Adversarial Attacks & Defenses, called CAAD CTF. Website: caad.geekpwn.org

Village Schedule: http://blog.geekpwn.org

Website: caad.geekpwn.org
Twitter: @GeekPwn
Other: 2018.geekpwn.org

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Blue Team Village

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Friday: 10:00-18:00, Saturday: 10:00-16:00, Sunday: 10:00-14:00
Location: Savoy - Flamingo

Blue Team Village at DEF CON (BTV) promotes defensive security knowledge and its dissemination throughout the otherwise offensive security focus that is DEF CON. At the BTV, attendees will find valuable information on defensive security techniques, tools, research and concepts from industry leading experts, ranging in entry-level overviews through bleeding edge research. BTV focuses on the knowledge and experience needed in today’s threat landscape, highlighting the hardening of environments, detection of intrusions, response to known incidents and addressing modern business requirements all geared to challenge the offensive security research addressed in the other DEF CON venues.

Through talks, the BTV presents industry experts will address best practices, advanced techniques, and strive to cover the massive arsenal of tools and research now available to defenders. Presentations will draw upon a breadth of experiences with diverse technologies.

Focusing on learning through hands-on experience and sharing one-on-one, break out events within the village provide both practical lab exercises with the latest tools and shared knowledge transfer of critical topics. In additional, a defensive-focused Capture the Flag (CTF) provides a contest format for both experienced and entry-level defenders to hone their skill set with a wealth of challenges.

Beyond the curated topics and events of the BTV, the space provides an informal gathering of like-minded individuals, providing a critically needed networking space for those whose professional responsibilities and/or personal passions align.

Website: https://dcbtv.org

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ICS Village

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Location: Red Rock- Flamingo

The ICS Village equips industry and policymakers to better defend industrial equipment through experiential awareness, education, and training. High profile Industrial Control Systems security issues have grabbed headlines and sparked changes throughout the global supply chain. The ICS Village allows defenders of any experience level to understand the unique failure modes of these systems and how to better prepare and respond to the changing threat landscape.

Bring your laptop and win prizes! This year the ICS Village will be running Hack the Plan[e]t Capture the Flag (CTF) contest that features Howdy Neighbor and the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Range. This first of its kind CTF will be a slice of modern city life integrating both Internet of Things (IoT) and ICS environments with interactive components for competitors to test their skills and knowledge. The ICS Village delivers a compelling experience using real IT and industrial equipment for all skill levels and practitioner types.

The ICS Village will bring real components such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Remote Telemetry Units (RTU), and actuators to simulate a realistic environment by using commonly components throughout different industrial sectors.

Website: https://www.icsvillage.com

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Car Hacking Village

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Friday: 10:00 to 19:00, Saturday: 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday: 10:00 to 12:00
Location: Red rock- Flamingo

This year we will focus on autonomous vehicle technologies such as lidar, adas, mapping, GPS, vision, V2V radio and other vehicle technology.

We would like to host 2 or 3 vehicle platforms.

Also we would like to have add a new area where we modify scooters like the one people drive around at trade shows in Vegas. This would be a competition style mini event in the village.

Village Schedule: http://www.carhackingvillage.com/talks

Website: www.CarHackingVillage.com
Twitter: @CarHackVillage

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