This year’s ShmooCon activities begin with opening remarks from Bruce Potter, founder of The Shmoo Group. Compared to ShmooCon 2009, the ShmooCon 2010 information security event offers a broader spectrum of talks and presentations; about twice more than 2009 with about 60 scheduled talks and presentations. ShmooCon (The Shmoo Conference) is organized each year by The Shmoo Group and is well known in the industry for its in depth discussions and presentations about information security.

Schedule

ShmooCon 2010 starts Friday, February 5, and the last day of the event is Sunday, February 7, 2010. For a complete listing of this year’s talks and presentations, see the ShmooCon 2010 Schedule. Here are just a few of the presentations that we are excited about.

  • GPU vs CPU Supercomputing Security Shootout by Collin Brack.
  • Economics of cyber crime by Peter Guerra.
  • Jsunpack-network Edition Release: JavaScript Decoding and Intrusion Detection by Blake Hartstein.
  • Bluetooth Keyboards: Who Owns Your Keystrokes? by Michael Ossmann.
  • Blackberry Mobile Spyware – The Monkey Steals the Berries by Tyler Shields.

So what happens to all of the talks that didn’t get accepted this year? After each days’ ShmooCon scheduled talks and presentations, speakers gather after hours to present more exciting information during ShmooCon 2010 FireTalks.

Location

The conference is held in Washington, D.C., at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Unless you are familiar with the streets of Washington, D.C., check out a map before arrival.

Ticket Sales

Tickets for ShmooCon 2010 are sold out and reports of eBay sales are soaring. That is, soaring to over $600 per ticket. Did we mention that the last three years’ ticket sales sold out as well? Best too order early next year.

However, there is a free raffle on twitter sponsored by Syngress: RT this message and follow @syngress to be entered to win a barcode for #shmoocon! Winner pulled at random on 1/31-must be avail to go!

No tickets, not going to be there? InfosecEvents has you covered with up-to-date news following each days’ ShmooCon presentations. Need more information about ShmooCon 2010? See the links below.

Random Trivia

  • Beginning February 2005, “To date, every ShmooCon has been held at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.”
  • ShmooCon 2007, “The event sold out at over 900 attendees.” ShmooCon 2008, “Sold out; over 1200 attendees.” ShmooCon 2009, “Sold out; over 1600 attendees.”

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