DEFCON began in 1992, when Platinum Net, a Fido protocol-based hacking network, held a party in Las Vegas for members of Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) and their users. The party was organized by Jeff Moss, an American hacker, computer and Internet security expert.
People keep coming back to DEFCON because of the unique quality of the conference presentations. They are often on topics that most organizations would not want to publicize: computer hacking, robots hacking safes, implanting passwords and cognitive memory.
In addition to learning more about information security, the BSidesLV Information Security Conference in Las Vegas is a target-rich environment for gaining information about jobs. In some cases, you might even have the chance to interview with potential employers as well.
The BSidesLV Information Security Conference was filled to capacity on the first day of the show. This free conference has grown in popularity over the years, generating lots of interest because of its excellent speakers and topics.