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

Network | Eat | Drink

All Full Conference Attendees were invited to join us for a quality networking event after day one of the conference at Steam Whistle Brewing’s Roundhouse. Qualys and Rapid7 were our 2018 Networking Reception and Party sponsors. This event was a wonderful opportunity to connect with other attendees, speakers and sponsors while enjoying delicious food and Steam Whistle’s premium pilsner.

Full conference attendees were required to have their badge to gain access to the reception. For Expo attendees wanting to join in the fun, our sponsors provided a limited number of reception wristbands for access.

Lock Pick Village

The Lock Pick Village at SecTor provided 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 had a huge collection of locks and tools on site for attendees to try their hand at. Participants learned the fundamentals of security engineering by exploring locks and attacks from all over the world and throughout history and put what they learned into practice by competing in this year’s contest.

IoT Hack Lab

The IoT Hack Lab by Tripwire returned in 2018 and provided 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 were 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 prepared 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.


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 that lists the various events, along with a list of community groups who run security events year-round.