A new Information Security and hacker conference, NolaCon, has been announced, adding to the popular conference circuit in New Orleans. The event expects to gather hundreds of Information Security professionals and enthusiasts from around the globe in one place.
Conference founder Rob Anderson has over 20 years experience in the Information Security world. As a CISSP, a Certified Ethical Hacker, and an NSA certified IAM/IEM, in additional to having worked with both private companies and government organizations, he thought it was time for the city to have its own place in the digital security spotlight.
Anderson said, “The technology sector in New Orleans is one of the fastest growing in the country, and that growth in technology goes hand in hand with growth in information security needs. Through NolaCon, we want to show the broader tech community what New Orleans has to offer.”
The conference, scheduled for June 19th – 22nd, 2014, will include sessions and workshops to discuss some of the most pressing security issues and other related news.
While the current list of speakers is hefty, the organizers are still accepting speaking proposals from experienced security professionals. Confirmed speakers include 15 experts who will cover a range of topics including malware, exploits, vulnerabilities, social engineering, forensics and many more.
Conference days are set for the 20th – 22nd and the training days, which offer intensive sessions and workshops, are the 19th and 20th of June.
NolaCon has announced the conference will proceed with three tracks of speakers, a lockpick village and maker village, as well as a sponsor and exhibitor hall for companies serving the information security space.
Andersen says that though trainers and speakers are being recruited from around the country, many of the speaking spots are reserved for people from New Orleans and surrounding communities to protect the local flavor of the conference.
As a bonus to the local community, organizers are offering half off admission with code “local” – visit nolacon.com for more information and to register.