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LayerOne 2019 InfoSec/Hacking Conference

  • Pasadena Hilton Hotel 168 South Los Robles Avenue Pasadena, CA, 91101 United States (map)

Another year, another LayerOne conference! LayerOne 2019 is right around the corner at the Pasadena Hilton hotel!

What's in store for this year? A whole lot of awesome content, new friends, and, as always, a huge amount of hands-on fun!

=== Why should I attend? ===

Our focus is on learning, fun, and friends. LayerOne offers some of the most unique and interesting hands-on areas you'll ever see at a conference. Come learn about hacking, technology, security, and more without the high price tag or long lines.

Interested in learning more about these areas? Interested in networking with other like-minded folks? Interested in meeting some of the best and brightest in the information security world? Then LayerOne is for you!

=== How do I register for the event? ===

Head over to to get yourself pre-registered for the event. Registration is available on-site but costs more - register online now to save some money! Registration includes access to both days of the event, a badge, breakfast on both days, and a banquet dinner on Saturday night. Training registration (see below) includes all of these benefits as well as access to one of your in-depth trainings on Friday, May 24, 2019.

Need a hotel room for the event? We recommend it. Parties have been known to be hotel-room inducing for many attendees. You can book your room at the conference hotel with a very discounted rate at… Hotel room discount ends May 10th, so BOOK NOW!

=== Friday Training Workshops ===

We're offering a full one-day training on various topics. Come learn in a friendly, hands-on environment to level up your hacking skills!
* Basic Memory Corruption: Introduction to Stack-based Exploitation ( - Gabriel Ryan
* Building and Maintaining Secure Active Directory Environments ( - Hudson Bush
* Incident Response and Threat Hunting with Wireshark ( - Arnel Manalo
* In & Out – Network Data Exfiltration Techniques ( - Leszek Mis
* Red Teaming as a Service: Simulating Blackhat Attacks for Organisations ( - Himanshu Sharma & Aman Sachdev

Visit for full details of each training! Please note: Training registration is separate from conference registration, but trainees get full access to the LayerOne conference on May 25-26! If you would like to upgrade your standard registration to a training registration, please email ( .

=== 2019 Presentation Lineup ===

* Amber Welch – Data Access Rights Exploits under New Privacy Laws
* Chloe Messdaghi – How to Fix the Diversity Gap in Cybersecurity
* Chris Schafer – Tracking and Blocking Malware Distribution with Automation
* Christina Lekati & Tigran Terpandjian – The SEArt of War: The Chimaera Threat Model
* Fotios “Fotis” Chantzis – Network Exploitation of IoT Ecosystems
* Funsized – Chip Decapping on a Budget
* Himanshu Sharma & Aman Sachdev – Hacking 50 Million users using 123456
* IrishMASMS – Digital Forensics is not just for incident response anymore
* Jason Kichen – Hashes to Ashes: Life & Times of Clandestine Infrastructure
* Machinist & Ravin Kumar – Swords to Plowshares: Repurposing the Ghost Gunner
* Marcus Richerson – Tales from the Lockpicking Village
* Tomer Hadad – Controlling the View Controllers in iOS Applications Automatically

Full details of each talk and speaker bios are available at:

=== Contests and Events ===

LayerOne is known for being the most hands-on conference around. We want you to learn and socialize by doing!

Hands-on villages:
* Lockpicking Village
* Hardware Hacking Village
* Hacking & CTF Village
* Chillout / Gaming Area
* Internet of Things (IoT) Village

* (Electronic) Badge Hacking Contest
* Capture the Flag (CTF)
* The Intercept (Hardware CTF)
* Hebocon Robot Battles
* Tamper-Evident Contest
* Threat Hunting Capture the Flag (CTF)
* Coffee Wars
* Demo Party

* InfoSec Career Panel Q&A
* RaiseMe Career Village (New for 2019!)
* HAM Certification Testing

Full details of all contests and events are available at:

Earlier Event: May 23
Cyber Security Lunch n' Learn
Later Event: May 28
SANS Atlanta 2019