We would like to invite everyone to ToorCon 2002 this year which is on the 27-29th of September. We have just recently released our finalized speaker lineup and it looks like it'll be one of ToorCon's best years yet. Pre-registration and . . .
We would like to invite everyone to ToorCon 2002 this year which is on the 27-29th of September. We have just recently released our finalized speaker lineup and it looks like it'll be one of ToorCon's best years yet. Pre-registration and RSVP will be closing shortly, so register today!

ToorCon is a comprehensive three day computer security extraveganza featuring lectures from some of the top experts in the field, hands-on demonstrations of the newest approaches to computer security, and a competitive game called RootWars which tests your penetration and defensive skills in a real-time simulation. It will be held on September 27-29th in Downtown San Diego and starts off with a reception the The Bristol Hotel on 1055 First Ave., San Diego, CA 92101 (right across the street from the Concourse). The Conference will take place on Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th in the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Horton Plaza San Diego on 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101.

The venue of the talks has changed from the San Diego Concourse to the Westin Horton Plaza Hotel. Due to the increased number of attendees, the Westin will be able to facilitate growth a lot better. It also has a better atmosphere and is closer to San Diego Attractions. The reception will still be at the Bristol's Starlight Ballroom like last year. Currently all rooms at the Bristol are sold out, most of the surrounding hotel have vacancies.

Westin Horton Plaza Hotel
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101
WWW: https://www.starwood.com/westin/search/hotel_detail.html?propertyID=1009

Saturday - September 28th 2002 - Track 1
0900 Door Opens - Registration Begins
1000 Keynote Speaker - Jay D. Dyson on The Myth of Cyberterrorism
1130 Stealth Data Dispersal: ICMP Moon-Bounce - Saqib A. Khan
1300 Lunch Break
1430 The Zero Incidence Protocol: A Paradigm for Secure Stable Software
Development - Aaron Pierce
1600 Utilizing Ricochet Without the Ricochet Network - Petty Larceny
1730 The Requiem Project: Systems Hardening and Policy Rollout in
Heterogenerous Environments - Peter Bartoli
1900 IKE Security Problems with IPSec VPNs - Anton Rager
2030 End of Day

Saturday - September 28th 2002 - Track 2
0900 Door Opens - Registration Begins
1130 Forensic Shortcomings in the Prosecutorial System (Why not to get
Prosecuted 101) - Jay Doscher
1300 Lunch Break
1430 Flash and Crash: SWF Protocol and Problems - panic
1600 SNMP and Enterprise Management Security - DJSweetSensation
1730 Black Ops of TCP/IP: Advanced Network Disconstruction - Dan Kaminsky
1900 Functioning as Designed: Hacking Software Without Special Exploits -
Mr. Rufus Faloofus
2030 End of Day

Sunday - September 29th 2002
1000 Door Opens - Registration Begins
1100 Fundamental Flaws in Network Operating System Design - Jeremiah Gowdy
1230 Lunch Break
1400 PHP Authentication Mechanisms (Securing your PHP Application) - Dennis
W. Mattison
1530 Peer 2 Peer Protection: Utilizing Invisibility & Anonymity to Protect Security - Lance James
1700 Recent Developments in Honeynet Technology - Bill McCarty
1830 Fed Panel
2000 Ending Notes

Pricing goes as follow: $50 for pre-registrations, $60 for RSVP, $75 at the door. With RSVP your telling us you will be attending but you want to pay at the door. This really helps us with the planning. The reason for an increase in price is we want to make enough money to roll over for the next year. Last year we barely broke even and the year before we were $1000 under. Our focus is having the BEST talks you can find at real people prices - with out having to file for bankruptcy :).

We will also be accepting discounted ($45) pre-registration at the following meetings in September:
09/05/02 - San Diego BSD User Group Meeting
09/06/02 - San Diego 2600 Meeting
09/06/02 - Los Angeles 2600 Meeting
09/16/02 - San Diego Regional Info Watch Meeting
09/17/02 - San Diego Wireless User Group Meeting

This year we are bring back Root Wars. We suggest you bring your laptop and join the fun. We will have a wireless network up thanks to the guys from BAWUG. Bodoman will be back and he will be bring tons of gear down to sell and give away for prizes. There will be new contests this year, including raffle giveaways.

We are still looking for sponsors, if you or your company is interested in sponsorship opportunities, please reply to this message.


September 7th 2002
- Pre-registration closes
September 21st 2002
- RSVP closes
September 27th 2002
- ToorCon 2002

David Hulton
Chairman, ToorCon Computer Security Conference