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CFP: Passwords^14, Las Vegas, August 5-6
Mar 03 2014 09:13AM
Per Thorsheim (per thorsheim net)
PasswordsCon will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5th & 6th, at
Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 East Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas.
Yes, we are teaming up with BsidesLV and co-locating with them. 2-for-1
conference action - all for the low, low price of FREE!
For the first time we'll expand into 2 tracks, offensive & defensive.
We are looking for tools & techniques on creating, retrieving, cracking,
storing, sending & resetting passwords and PINs. Think you have *the*
replacement for passwords? Please, challenge us. We'd like to see common
japanese passphrases analyzed. Enterprise password management solutions.
Adaptive online rate-limiting algorithms for logins & password resets.
Visual cryptography passwords. Grammar-based passphrase generators for
Russian, Swedish, Arabic and Yiddish. Keystroke dynamics, fingerprint
spoofing, you name it. Pretty much anything that has to do with
passwords & PINs basically.
Previous speakers at PasswordsCon include:
Jens Steube (Hashcat), Joan Daemen (AES, SHA-3), Dmitry Sklyarov
(Elcomsoft), Andrey Belenko (viaForensics), Dmitry Sumin (Passware),
Jeremi Gosney, BitWeasil (Cryptohaze), James Nobis (freerainbowtables),
Colin Percival (scrypt, Tarsnap), Frank Stajano (Cambridge), Simon
Marechal (Openwall), Steve "Sc00bz" Thomas, Simon Josefsson (Yubico),
Marco Preuss (Kaspersky), Jeff Goldberg (AgileBits), Jean-Philippe
Aumasson (password-hashing.net), Howard Smith (Oracle) - and many others!
** DATES **
We will do 2 rounds of speaker selections, with time to adjust and
update topic & contents along the way if needed. Not sure about your
speaking capability or contents for a talk? Drop us an e-mail, and lets
see if we can help you out. (We've done it before, and we'll do it again!)
CFP release: NOW
CFP round 1 selections: May 1, 2014
CFP closes: June 1, 2014
Our website passwordscon.org will be updated with more information soon,
please use the CFP submission form below to email your abstract to us:
cfp -at- passwordscon.org.
** PasswordsCon Las Vegas CFP Submission Form **
** Please fill out this form completely and email to cfp -at-
Date of Submission:
Primary Mobile Number:
If your talk is accepted we can publish your social media information on
the speaker page. If you want your information made public so that
attendees can contact you or follow your work, please list it here.
IRC network & nickname:
Have you presented at previous Passwords conferences?
Speaker's Bio (Professional history, achievements, bragging points. Let
people know who you are, and why you're qualified to speak on this topic):
Title of Presentation:
Choose your presentation track (offensive/defensive):
Presentation Abstract (max 200 chars):
Presentation Details (max 1000 chars):
Is there a demonstration? (Y/N)
Are you releasing a new tool? (Y/N)
Are you releasing a new exploit? (Y/N)
Is there audience participation / hands-on activities? (Y/N, explain.)
How much time does your presentation require, including Q&A?
(15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes)
Has this presentation been given in any other venue or conference? (Y/N)
We will provide one LCD projector, a microphone, and an internet
connection. Will your presentation require any additional equipment?
Any special requests for your presentation (sound?)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting you agree to the Terms and Conditions below. Please readd
and accept these terms by inserting your name in the appropriate area,
otherwise your application will be considered incomplete and returned to
1) I warrant that the above work has not been previously published
elsewhere, or if it has, that I have obtained permission for its
publication, and that I will promptly supply the PasswordsCon committee
with wording for crediting the original publication and copyright owner.
2) If I am selected for presentation, I hereby give PasswordsCon
permission to duplicate, record and redistribute this presentation;
including, but not limited to, the conference proceedings, video, audio,
hand outs(s) to the conference attendees for educational, on-line and
all other purposes.
3) I will include a detailed bibliography as either a separate document
or included within the presentation of all resources cited and/or used
in my presentation.
4) I will complete my presentation within the time allocated to me - not
running over the time allocation.
5) I understand that PasswordsCon will provide 1 LCD projector feed, 1
microphone, and internet connectivity. I understand that I am
responsible for providing all other necessary equipment, including
laptops (with VGA output), to complete my presentation.
6) I understand and accept that there is no compensation for presenting
7) I understand that I will be responsible for my own hotel and travel
I, YOUR NAME HERE, have read the Terms and Conditions and agree to the
terms as detailed.
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