It’s pretty crazy that even Dr Dre managed to release new music since the last time t2 was organized. The 3.5 years without a conference definitely put a dent on the proverbial ’64 Impala, despite a steady stream of releases from our favorite artists. Even FSMCs performed live!
“They wanna know if AB still got it,
— Still t2
They say confs’ changed, they wanna know how we feel about it”
Coming back from the cold, CFP was one of the hardest ones we’ve had so far. The most brutal reviews and expectations for whether we curated a relevant program consisting of decent content or not comes from within the AB. “Why is that?” you ask sitting on a comfortable lobby bar sofa.
The Advisory Board of t2 has always had an aspirational goal of some day achieving certified status with the prestigious Security Vacation Club, yet we have decided to not submit an application until we can demonstrate a track record of at least twenty successful events.
On practical terms, using random puzzle pieces to put together a sensible picture, isn’t just dependent on the quality of individual pieces. It also depends on other ones on the table at the same time.
Right now we feel there’s a credible set of heavy hitters to warrant publishing our program in beta. Having said that, we are still working on it to make sure there’s the right recipe in the mix to facilitate those lobby bar discussions.
We still have about 25 tickets left. If you plan on attending and have not yet bought a ticket, it’s more or less the perfect moment (and second-to-last chance to do). The closer the event gets, the more likely it is someone comes and just buys 5+ at a time.
And yes, it’s on – with additional small print: a t2 Scarab challenge winner who uses a white ’86 Testarossa for ground transportation during the whole duration of t2’23 receives a free entry to t2’24 and t2’25.
The CFP is over for this year and the speaker lineup is ready for your reading pleasure.
Without sounding too enthusiastic for a Finn, it’s difficult not to get excited when there are entries on the agenda like the keynote from John Lambert, Distinguished Engineer and General Manager of the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center. A seasoned t2 attendee might remember him from sparking the original inspiration behind olleB’s t2’15 talk ”If attackers think in graphs, why can’t we?”.
Looking at the schedule, it’s both refreshing and rousing to see research targeting wireless input devices and VPN clients. Both could easily be dismissed during target selection as mature technology, yet here we are. Having said that, there’s still a healthy focus on modern and up-and-coming tech in the agenda, such as using machine learning for vulndev.
Traditionally this post always ends with a gentle reminder to get your ticket early. The sales have been open for a couple of months and a good chunk of the tickets have already been sold. If you haven’t bought yours already, there’s not a better time for action than right now.
The schedule for 2018 is now online.
We are extremely excited to have two excellent keynote speakers. The headlining keynote comes from none other than Halvar Flake himself, and Friday starts with a live action keynote by Viss. While we don’t officially have tracks as such, the themes revolve this year around machine learning, hardware, and vulnerability research, with a mix of exploitation and lessons learned.
It’s funny how things come together – we were never going for a classic t2 lineup, but ended up getting one nevertheless. Regular visitors and long time friends might notice that the list of speakers revisits 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. All in all, seven talks out of thirteen are given by people who have been with us before, many of them several times. As such, we feel this suits the 15th anniversary celebrations well.
Slightly over 30% of the tickets were sold during the summer, and since 2014 we’ve been sold out one to two months before the event. Register now.
Those on Twitter may have noticed yesterday that our schedule is finally complete and available online. Check out the contents and RT if you like what you see!
This year’s program is indeed great! There are many familiar names – almost an alumni meeting of sorts, but also those who are making their t2 debut. Speaking of debuts, our new sponsor Beyond Security will also be present and available to discuss SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure.
The last week of the challenge is starting – there is still time left to claim the free ticket to t2’17. Registrations have continued steadily, and 70% of available tickets have been sold. If you are planning to attend, we recommend booking your seat now.
The schedule for t2’17 is now available for your viewing pleasure.
There are two open speaking slots, and trust us, we are working on those. History has thought us to leave options on the table, and that’s exactly what we are doing. While focus of t2 is heavily on the networking and human interaction, we take curating conference program very seriously – a good mix of thought-provoking and hardcore tech presentations gives a fitting backdrop for the lobby bar chats.
It’s a little over two months until t2’17 and over 50% tickets have been sold already. Coincidentally, that’s also about 50% increase from last year. Opening up the ticket sales early has proved to be popular, and you can expect us to continue doing so in the future.
To ensure a seat in the audience, we recommend registering your attendance sooner than later. For those interested in a free admission, the challenge is still open!