DefconPH and CBS Conference

DefconPH founders and some members of  Cebu Blogger’s Society (CBS) meet today (December 14, 2008) in preparation to the upcoming DefconPH Beer Talk 1 on December 20, 2008.

I am privileged to attend the DefconPH (also written as DEFCONPH) and CBS conference and I have the opportunity to meet the DefconPH founders, Semprix and Maxtor.

The founders share valuable insights about IT security and orient us about the purpose of DefconPH as an organization. Included in the discussion are future plans of DefconPH and the upcoming conference (CON) on June 2009.

Defcon is an organization that hosts Information Security convention. During the DefconPH and CBS conference, it was clarified that Defcon is a non-profit organization, and not a company nor an institution with commercial affiliation. Simprix and Maxtor further clarified that during the CON, illegal activities are not allowed.

Defcon is currently the world’s largest annual hacker convention with over 8,500 people attended DEFCON 16 (2008).

In the Philippines, there are currently two registered Defcon Groups, DC6332 (Cebu City) and DC6341 (Cavite). There used to be DC63048 in Puerto Princesa, Palawan but the group is currently inactive. (see source, Defcon.org)

DefconPH (DC6332) started in February 2008.

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