InfoSec Conference Summary
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SAINTCON is an annual technology security conference presented by the Utah chapter of the Security Advisory and Incident Network Team (“UtahSAINT”). This conference has been held for 14 years throughout the State of Utah. Prior to 2013 the conference was called the “UtahSAINT Conference”, but was renamed to be more recognizable and could flourish on it’s own. SAINTCON is focused on providing great technology security instruction and training. Topics and activities at SAINTCON provide all levels of security training from fundamentals to advanced techniques. Most people come to listen to the Talks and Presentations, but year by year we continue to bring more and more elements into the conference. While the presentations are great, we provide a rich experience that allows attendees to focus on things that interest them the most. Games and Contests are a major part of SAINTCON. Many people spend their entire time at the conference (and in their hotels) playing the Hackers Challenge game. Hackers Challenge was originally used to provide “Something else to do” during less interesting presentations, but has become a serious and high skills driven game that the attendees love to play. The most recent addition to SAINTCON are the “Villages”. The idea stolen fair and square from DEF CON, we want to provide a casual and hands-on environment to learn and apply new skills while having fun. Villages will be a large part of SAINTCON moving forward with three (3) major villages (maybe more) in the line-up for 2017.