Each year SecTor hosts a variety of activities in conjunction with conference sessions. Here are just some of the activities we have in store for SecTor 2018.

Network | Eat | Drink

All Full Conference Attendees are invited to join us for a quality networking event after day one of the conference at Steam Whistle Brewing’s Roundhouse. We are pleased to announce Qualys and Rapid7 as the 2018 networking reception sponsors. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other attendees, speakers and sponsors while enjoying delicious food and Steam Whistle’s premium pilsner. The venue is located just steps from the MTCC South Building, we encourage you to walk over on Tuesday after the last session and stay as late as you like.

Full conference attendees must have their badge to gain access to the reception. For Expo attendees wanting to join in the fun, our sponsors  have a limited number of reception wristbands for access. Simply visit their booths and ask.

Lock Pick Village

The Lock Pick Village at SecTor provides attendees the opportunity to get hands on with physical security education. Each year, Schuyler Towne and his crew dream up something new that will incorporate more than just lock picking, making you think through a variety of challenges. The Lock Pick Village will have a huge collection of locks and tools on site for attendees to try their hand at. Learn the fundamentals of security engineering by exploring locks and attacks from all over the world and throughout history and put what you’ve learned into practice by competing in this year’s contest.

IoT Hack Lab

The IoT Hack Lab by Tripwire will return in 2018 and provide attendees with the opportunity to learn the IoT hacking tradecraft. The Hack Lab consists 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 can prepare attendees to conduct effective penetration testing on embedded devices.  If you plan on using your own laptop be sure it supports 64-bit virtualization to run the Hack Lab VM.

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 in the Keynote Hall on Tuesday October 2 from 2:55pm 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.


Stay tuned for 2018 contest information.

CISO Summit

The 2018 CISO Summit offers an invaluable opportunity for a limited number to engage with the world’s foremost security experts in an intimate, closed-door setting.

More information on this year’s CISO Summit, including the criteria required to participate, is now available at