DeVos Place Convention Center

 Speaking Engagement


GrrCON is an information security and hacking conference that provides the Midwest InfoSec community with a fun atmosphere to come together and engage with like minded people. We keep GrrCON small with around 1,000 attendance to allow us to provide those things other events leave out. Whether you are a Fortune 500 executive, security researcher, industry professional, student, or a hacker of “flexible” morals you will find something for you at GrrCON.

We are proud to have Matthew Hoy and John Stauffacher speaking at GrrCON this year.

Phones and Privacy for Consumers
It seems that we are doomed to use “consumer grade” smartphones with little choice between phone operating systems. Android OS and iOS are the clear market leaders. This is not a hardware talk and we are open to having a panel with others that might be hardware or reverse experts. Join Matthew Hoy in a talk that aims to help a consumer secure either device and provide some guidance and caveats to working with each operating system. The talk will provide “consumer” hardening steps for each platform for the general public (e.g. parents or non-tech friends). The talk will also investigate shrink wrapped Tailored Access Operations (TAO) and provide some general guidance to ensure that you have a clean operating system to start with. It will cover applications and cloud use since we are going to be “connected,” and end user stupidity, which is the obvious reason why we can’t have nice things.

This Title Intentionally Left Blank
So, you want to be a security consultant? Think it's fun to hop on a plane every week jet setting off to such exotic locales as Phoenix, AZ and Columbus, OH? Pay close attention as John outline some of the tips and tricks of the trade that got him through three years in Accuvant’s Professional Services division. Learn how to jump to the front of the line in loyalty programs. Use social engineering techniques to take over and have control over your customer. Utilize biology to affect how people perceive you, and your work. All of these methods are tried and true and were executed in his years in the field. He took copious notes and these tips and techniques can help all of us no matter what our day job is. This is a GrrCON exclusive for the first time, one night only…Don’t miss it.

For more information on this event, please visit the conference website.