Defcon is one of the largest hacker conferences in the world. Held over four days every August in Last Vegas, Defcon is now in it’s 23rd year and is bigger — and scarier — than ever.
Defcon isn’t your typical tech conference. Happening in the heat of Las Vegas every summer, it attracts throngs of hackers — 15,000 this year — who are eager to learn about,, the latest methods of breaking into computer networks, hacking phones, and general slaying of any type of security system imaginable.
Security professionals and researchers give highly technical talks, but the event is known as much for its side-show theatrics, hacking contests, and DJ and booze-filled parties as it is the sessions.