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Updates, Guidance, and Stories from the Urbane team.

DEF CON 23, Black Hat USA 2015, and BSides Vegas 7

Join the Urbane Security team in Vegas this August 3rd to August 9th, 2015 for DEF CON 23, Black Hat 2015, and BSidesLV 7. Our large lineup of events include:

An Urbane Private Affair at the Urbane Suite

Monday Night – 7pm to Midnight at the Urbane Suite

For the 4th year in a row, start the week off right with an escape from the Black Hat conference floor. The Urbane Suite is located at the Palms Place hotel, overlooking the strip from just the right distance. Craft Cocktails, Quality Food, and Chill music is always to be found Monday Night.

This event is a private invite-only event. To request an invite, please reach out to the Urbane Events team at events [at] UrbaneSecurity.com.

BSides Las Vegas Official Badge Contest

Tuesday through Thursday at the Tuscany Casino and Hotel

As the official Badge sponsor of BSides Las Vegas, Urbane has put together this years badge contest. Ranging in challenges from digital to physical, cryptography to history, it is bound to test your skills in various domains. Check out the BSides Badge for more details on how to compete!

First place prize includes hotel accommodations and an Amex gift card for flights to return to BSides Las Vegas next year and Second Place price includes an Amex gift card.

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The 5 Days of ShmooCon Tickets

Tis the time of the year, when boys and girls gather around their computers, waiting for the clock to strike 12. They furiously press F5, Apple-R, and BOTNET_ACTIVATE.exe in hopes of having the quickest fingers and the lowest ping to get one of a few golden tickets. But alas, many are not quick enough or are forgetful of such a holiday. It’s a holiday of dedication, sacrafice, and passion. It’s ShmooCon Ticket Season!

But alas, for those who overslept their alarms, couldn’t connect on GoGo, or “had to work”, Urbane has a holiday gift for you!

Five Days. Five Challenges. Five ShmooCon Tickets.

The Rules

As Urbane is sponsoring ShmooCon, we have a few extra tickets. Winning one is easy…..ish.

  • Every weekday for 5 days starting December 17th, Urbane will post one challenge on this page and announce the update via our twitter account (@UrbaneSec).
  • Follow the challenge instructions on this page for that day. Submission and winner varies based upon challenge.
  • ….
  • WIN A FREE SHMOOCON TICKET!

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ShmooCon 2013 Ticket Giveaway

You heard right – Urbane has an extra ShmooCon ticket to give away, and in traditional give-away spirit, we’re throwing a mini-contest for it. Since time is limited, we’ll keep it fun, easily accessible, and fast.

The “How Do You Hack?” Photo Contest

We’ve seen 100s of horrid photos of hackers with their ski masks and their crazy GUIs. So it’s your turn to show peeps how you pwn (for real or for the lulz). So here’s how you win a free ShmooCon ticket:

  1. Take a photo of you, your setup, or the cool stuff you’ve been working on.
  2. Upload the photo online and submit a link using the form to the right –>
  3. . . . .
  4. WIN A FREE SHMOOCON TICKET!

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