The largest, oldest, and most well-known convention for all things IT Security is DEF CON, which is currently being held in Las Vegas, Nevada! DEF CON began in 1993 as the first hacking convention. It was originally brainstormed as a going-away party for Platinum Net, which was an old hacking network once based in Canada….
Def Con, the world famous annual hacking convention, has asked the U.S. government to back off this year. In its 21-year-long run, the convention has never requested this, but Edward Snowden’s recent leaks have are said to have made some of the information security community uncomfortable with its attendance.