Layer 8 Conference

June 6th, 2020
EC Council iClass

 June 6th, 2020  

Layer 8 Conference

Event submitted on Wednesday, December 4th 2019, approved by Charles Villanueva

 Our Review

This event packs it all in. It’s kinda similar to CacklackayCon in North Carolina in that the organizers have gone to great lengths to get their event to stand out more and for that, we can only applaud and encourage you to get yourself down to this event! Of particular benefit, I feel that you’ll learn new Cyber Skills which, let’s face it, are always in demand. You’ve got to keep learning if you want to stay crisp and fresh in our game, and you’ll achieve precisely that by attending the Layer 8 Conference.

Event Summary

The description below was submitted by the Conference Organizer on Wednesday, December 4th 2019.

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The Layer 8 conference is one of the few events that is solely dedicated to open-source intelligence (OSINT) discussions and social engineering. The conference has two tracks of presentations on these topics from world-renowned investigators and social engineers.

In 2018, the conference was formerly known as “Social Engineering – Rhode Island” or se-ri.org. The event organizers decided to change its name during the 2018 conference to better reflect the goals of “Hacking the Human” and its reference to the 7 layer OSI Model, where the human is Layer 8!

The 2019 event had:

  • Lockpicking Village run by The Open Organization of Lockpickers (TOOOL) where you can learn how to pick a lock and even try it yourself!
  • OSINT Village run by Trace Labs and in partnership with the RI State Police where we will use OSINT skills to locate missing persons.
  • Mental Health Hackers Village with its own track of talks and tips on improving mental and physical health. Plus free massages!!
  • Training! Social Engineering and Open Source Intelligence Workshop with world-class instructor Joe (@C_3PJoe) Gray on Friday, June 7th.
  • Diversity sponsorships for speakers, provided by Mimecast!
  • A two-hour improv workshop run by the Providence Improv Group to help social engineers work on their improvisational skills.

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