About Dakotacon 2014

What is Dakotacon?

Join us for three full days of talks, competitions, and trainings from the finest peeps in the security world! Come enjoy the benefits of a small conference where you won't get lost in the crowd and you get time to interact directly with the speakers and your security peers. Attending the talks on Friday is FREE, so you have no excuse!

Check out the confirmed speakers & schedule below, follow us on Twitter (@DakotaCon), and get registered for one of the trainings! We are moving DakotaCon to a bigger venue this year so bring your friends and co-workers for an epic weekend of security fun at Dakota State University!

All in the middle of a cornfield.




Agenda & Sessions

Day 1 - Friday, March 7th
9:30 AM
Kickoff and Introductions
10:00 AM
How Highly Effective CSOs Prepare for DDoS - Jacob Faires and Jeremy Scott
11:00 AM
Bypassing EMET 4.1 - Jared DeMott
12:00 PM
JTAGulator: Assisted discovery of on-chip debug interfaces - Joe Grand
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Moving the Industry Forward - The Purple Team - Dave Kennedy
3:30 PM
Will it blend? - Mike Sikorski
4:30 PM
Cheat Codez: Level UP Your SE Game - Eric Smith
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
DakotaCON Alumni Social - Kringen Foundation Building on Washington Ave
Day 2 - Saturday, March 8th
North Central CCDC -> All Day Event!
Check it out: http://ia.dsu.edu/ccdc for details
8:00AM - 11:30AM
CCDC Morning Session
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Lunch Break
12:15PM - 5:00PM
CCDC Afternoon Session
DakotaCon Reception at Nicky's in Madison. Everyone is welcome!
Day 3 - Sunday, March 9th

*Trainings are $350 each. Snacks will be provided, but lunch on your own.
Joe Grand == East Hall 105
Dave Kennedy == East Hall 100
Mike Sikorski == East Hall 204
Snacks & Drinks == East Hall 1st Floor between 100 & 105
Park anywhere you want. Enter East Hall in South doors.


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Conference Location
Dakota Prairie Playhouse
820 N. Washington
Madison, SD 57042

Conference Hotel
504 10th Street SE
Madison, SD 57042


Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

SANS DSU CECIS First Bank and Trust

Silver Sponsors

Citibank First Premier and Premier Bankcard SDN Communications

Bronze Sponsors

SPAWAR Daktronics Sanford Health
Solutionary DSU Alumni Association

CCDC Red Team Sponsors