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DEFCON is one of the world's largest hacker and security conventions. It features technical training workshops, technical papers and presentations, and sponsor exhibits. It is held annually in Las Vegas. In 2017, it was estimated that 25,000 people attended the event. In recent years there has been rapidly growing activity around wireless security research. DEFCON has been running since 1993.

The Wireless Village is a parallel track within DEFCON focused on wireless security, and features technical presentations, demos and exhibits, and a Wireless-Capture-the-Flag (WCTF) contest.

The events are enumerated, and the 2018 event is known as DEFCON 26.


Caesars Palace

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


9-12 August 2018

Relevant Links

Past Events

2017 Event (DEFCON 25)