ShowMeCon Exposes How & Why Hackers Are Winning the War on Information Security

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Expert Speakers Address the Current State of InfoSec

ShowMeCon, St. Louis’ premier hacking and information security conference, addresses real-world InfoSec issues as industry-leaders and hackers share their knowledge, experiences and expertise through presentations, demonstrations and hacks, June 13 & 14, 2016.

One of two keynote speakers, Kevin Johnson, CEO, Secure Ideas, will address the current state of InfoSec. Johnson will explore the ramifications of modern bug bounties and security research as well as the impact on businesses and their future on the Internet. According to Johnson, information security is in immediate need of attention and with this mindset will discuss various standards and guidelines regarding ethics within security testing. Plus, he’ll offer ways to encourage and experience growth while improving safety, security and privacy for everyone.

Improved information security also stems from a solid security program, implemented and followed by organizations. Tim Fowler, Ethical Hacker for Parameter Security, will address what it takes to have an effective security program from a hacker’s perspective. He will expose security holes as well as reveal the careful planning, building and execution of an effective organizational security program. Additionally, industry-wide security systems and their efficacy will be presented.

Johnson and Fowler are two of twenty-three information security experts slated to present at ShowMeCon. Others include: Benjamin Brown who conducts darknet research, threat intelligence, incident response, and adversarial resilience for Akamai Technologies; Adrian Crenshaw, owner of the information security website, Irongeek.com, which specializes in videos and articles that illustrate how to use various pen-testing and security tools; Valerie Thomas, an Executive Information Security Consultant for Securicon LLC, specializes in social engineering and physical penetration testing; along with many other industry-recognized leaders and hackers.

Preceding ShowMeCon is pre-conference training hosted by Hacker University. Courses include: Hands-On Hacking taught by course creator and renown hacker, Dave Chronister; plus, Secure Routing & Switching also instructed by course creator and practitioner, Paul Coggin. Hands-On Hacking runs June 9 –12 while Secure Routing & Switching runs June 11 & 12, 2016.

ShowMeCon will be held at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. For more information on presentations, schedule and classes please visit the website at http://www.ShowMeCon.com. You can also find additional information about the conference and sponsorships at the website.

About ShowMeCon
This highly technical forum showcases eye-opening presentations from world-renown ethical hackers and security experts that will leave you amazed and frightened at the same time. By giving you access into the mind of a hacker, you will better understand how to protect your networks and critical data. ShowMeCon pulls back the curtain and exposes how hackers are winning the war on physical and cyber security. Whether you’re a large corporation or a small business, you should attend this mind-blowing event as you witness the cream of the crop unveil the latest attacks, techniques, tactics and practices of today’s hackers. Plus, gain insight and understanding into ways to effectively protect yourself and your business.

About Parameter Security & Hacker University
Hosting and sponsoring ShowMeCon is St. Louis-based, ethical hacking firm Parameter Security™ and its training counterpart Hacker University™. Parameter Security is comprised of Certified Ethical Hackers who emulate the minds and behaviors of malicious hackers to test the security of your systems and employees. Parameter Security offers IT compliance audits, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, social engineering, wireless security audits, secure code reviews, computer forensics and more. Parameter Security’s subsidiary, Hacker University, offers a variety of courses from end-user security awareness training to IT security professional certifications such as Hands-On Hacking, Security+, CISSP and more. For more information about Parameter Security and/or Hacker University visit http://www.parametersecurity.com.

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