Well, the DC area has a busy week coming up. I unfortunately don’t have an employer that will foot the bill for Blackhat DC, but I will be at shmoocon! I am most excited for Shmoo Labs. I have worked with Alien Vault‘s CTO DK to acquire an OSSIM v2.1 appliance for Shmoo Labs. I’m really excited to learn more about SIM/SEMs and get the opportunity to analyze a real time malicious network. Hopefully we’ll get the chance to demo the box to attendees! Bring us t-shirts Alien Vault!
There are also a bunch of good talks at shmoo, especially the keynote “Closing the TLS Authentication Gap.” I also am ready to see Larry Pesce speak about his Shmoo Launcher, Ben Smith show us what he’s up to with wireless hacking, and the TF2 tourney, which I’ll probably enter, but lose famously at!
Finally, the best part about a con like shmoocon is to see some of my friends/acquaintances I’ve met the past few years at other cons, as well as meet new ones. Make sure to follow me on Twitter, and follow the #shmoocon (and #shmoobus, and possibly #shmooflu hash tags) as you know there will be a few awesome surprises there. And don’t forget shmoo-ography (sp?) and the new contest Ghost in the Shellcode (GITS)
See ya at shmoo! and hopefully I’ll be doing some live blogging from there… If you can’t make it, I hear it will be streamed live on uStream!