PasswordsCon 2019, Stockholm

PasswordsCon 2019 (Hashtag #PasswordsCon) will be held as a separate track at Internetdagarna (= The Internet Days) in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 25-26. Additionally we will do one extra day on November 27 with only offensive attack talks. No streaming, no recordings, ID required. Last year the conference got sold out, so prepare for August/September when ticket sales will open. All talks will be in English.


Background info for doing PasswordsCon as a track with IIS in Stockholm:
The Internet Days are organized by The Internet Foundation in Sweden, IIS, an independent organization that is responsible for .se, the internet’s Swedish top-level domain, and promotes the positive development of the internet in Sweden. The conference expects 3000+ participants, all of them people who work with IT & Internet in Sweden at different levels. They come here to listen to 200+ talks spread out across all the tracks available.

I am eternally grateful to @amelsec at IIS for the invitation to do PasswordsCon as a track with them again, as well as the additional special day with offensive attack talks only.

If your company is interested in participating with a stand you can take a look at their infopage.

Wazzup – and the future of PasswordsCon:
LOTS of people have asked me to do PasswordsCon at Svalbard, and I am very interested in doing it. I need a professor and a paper review committee to handle academic proceedings, and I need sponsors to make it happen. If you look at the map & some info about the place, you’ll understand its not the cheapest alternative on planet earth. It would have to be PasswordsCon – insomnia edition. If it sounds interesting please contact me ASAP.

As for Las Vegas and BSidesLV I miss the crew and all the friends & participants there. As you may or may not have seen, I put out a statement after the Trump “muslim ban”, where I said that I wouldn’t return to the US as long as Trump held office. Time will show what happens, but for now I’ll stand by my decision. Luckily my friend Jeremi Gosney & the BSidesLV crew took responsibility, and runs the Ground1234! track in my absence.

On a personal note:
As for me personally I don’t make any money at all on this. Its actually the opposite, but when you are rather obsessed with something you know… 🙂

However it also means I have no budget to cover any travel or accommodation for anyone, so not much point in asking. I might be able to offer some hotel discounts, and I’ll be happy to buy you a beer or two.