St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
Famous Chinese military general, Sun Tzu, once said, “Know thy self, know thy enemy.” Parameter Security, St. Louis-based ethical hacking firm, echoes Tzu’s sentiments by bringing their second annual hacking and offensive cyber security conference to St. Louis – ShowMeCon. The 2 day conference, which will run from May 5th through May 6th, will amaze, frighten and educate event-goers as they get an up-close look into the minds of hackers.
“Last year we brought TakeDownCon to St. Louis and the response was overwhelming. This year, we are doing it again but changing the name to ShowMeCon. Since we are the Show Me State, we are once again going to show attendees today’s state of security from a hacker’s point of view and it’s very eye-opening,” said Renee Chronister, co-founder and CEO of Parameter Security.
ShowMeCon is geared toward IT and security professionals who fight the war against hackers on a daily basis. Through presentations, demonstrations and training, attendees will better understand the minds and motives of hackers so they can effectively defend against attacks – whether cyber or physical. In addition to witnessing real-world hacks, attendees will discover the latest vulnerabilities, the most powerful exploits and current security threats. Plus, event-goers can participate in ShowMeCon’s “capture the flag” contest and take their best shot at hacking into various environments.
This two day con will feature a variety of speakers including professional hacker and co-founder of Parameter Security, Dave Chronister who has recently been featured on CNN, Bloomberg TV and FOX Business News discussing the Target hack. Some keynote speakers include: Raphael Mudge, creator of Armitage and Cobalt Strike and Evan Treefort Booth, who hacks seemingly harmless objects after passing through airport security creating lethal weapons, attracting international media attention.
Preceding the conference is a five day training boot camp. Hacker University will, once again, offer technical training and certification classes including: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Certified information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Network Defense and Advanced Mobile, Wi-Fi and Network Hacking.
ShowMeCon will be held at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. For more information on the conference, the boot camps or to register in advance, please visit http://www.ShowMeCon.com.
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 much 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 C|EH, E|CSA, C|HFI, CISSP and more. For more information about Parameter Security and/or Hacker University visit http://www.parametersecurity.com.