Each year SecTor hosts a variety of activities in conjunction with conference sessions. Here are just some of the activities from SecTor 2019.

Network | Eat | Drink – Sponsored by Qualys, Rapid7 and Recorded Future

All Full Conference pass holders are invited to our Networking Reception and Party after day one of the conference in the new Locomotive Hall at Steam Whistle Brewing. This event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other attendees, speakers and sponsors while enjoying delicious food and Steam Whistle’s premium pilsner.

If you are an Expo pass holder wanting to join in the fun, our conference sponsors will be distributing a limited number of reception wristbands for access. Note: all attendees must present their badge at the venue to gain entry to the Networking Reception and Party.

Lock Pick Village

The Lock Pick Village at SecTor provides attendees with an opportunity to get hands on with physical security education. Our lock pick expert will offer demos and answer questions about the art of picking locks. On site is a huge collection of locks for attendees to try their hand at. Participants will learn the fundamentals of security engineering by exploring locks and attacks from all over the world and throughout history and put what they learn into practice.

IoT Hack Lab

The IoT Hack Lab by Tripwire will return in 2019 and provide attendees with the opportunity to learn the IoT hacking tradecraft. The Hack Lab consisted of a wide range of ‘smart’ devices, and laptops running a customized Kali Linux installation complete with self-contained virtual hack targets and additional tools. Tripwire researchers will be on-hand to help attendees navigate the world of device hacking using techniques which have netted hundreds of vulnerabilities and top place in the SOHOpelessly Broken competition at DEF CON 23. With plenty of available gear and a little bit of time, the Hack Lab will prepare attendees to conduct effective penetration testing on embedded devices.

Career Development Panel and Networking

Whether you are looking for your first job, changing careers or an industry veteran looking for professional development, this panel and networking session is for you.

Join our panel discussion as they debate how different segments of the industry are viewing the type of talent they want to gain, train and retain. Click here to watch last year’s panel, and here to see the one from SecTor 2017.


Details will be available in 2019.

Community Events

Each year a host of other activities and events take place in conjunction with SecTor. Visit out dedicated Community page to see what events will be on, along with a list of community groups who run security events year-round.