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Thank you for joining us for our 5th Anniversary celebration! We certainly hope you enjoy the conference. Here’s to Education, Collaboration, and Community!

Remember, we don’t take ourselves too seriously and you shouldn’t, either! To quote the old motto of another collaborative community, "We trick into learning with a laugh".

We wish you both laughter and learning - and lots of both!

-= Team BSidesLV 
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Tuesday, August 5 • 11:00 - 12:00
Skull And Bones (And Warez) - Secret Societies of the Computer Underground (and why you should create one too)

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Long ago, during the “Great Age of l33t”, the digital oceans were traversed by notorious bands of pseudonymous ne’er-do-wells. These outlaw fleets, festooned with brightly-colored flags, laden with teenage pomposity and self-importance, roving their way into undiscovered territories . They took whatever they needed, but created many lasting works too.
We will take you on a journey back in time, to experience what life was like during this pioneer era, with tall tales of life on the fringe, epic yarns of solidarity amongst outcasts,  and discuss how forming your own “Digital Outlaw Biker Club” may be a better idea than it ever was.

avatar for Databeast


Dictator for Life, Mercenary Logic
Databeast discovered the underground by way of the computer demoscene in the late 80's . He founded the award-winning demoscene group "Nerve Axis" and was a member of many more lesser-known underground groups (the names of which have thankfully been lost to history). By day he works... Read More →

Space Rogue

Strategist, Tenable
Space Rogue and his colleagues created the first security research think tank known as L0pht Heavy Industries and was a co-founder of the Internet security consultancy @Stake. While at L0pht Heavy Industries Space Rogue created the widely popular Hacker News Network, which quickly... Read More →

Tuesday August 5, 2014 11:00 - 12:00 PDT
Tuscany Suites 255 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV

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