• South Dakota's Premiere Security Event

    All in the Middle of a Cornfield

  • DakotaCon 2015

    6–8March2015Madison, South Dakota


Three Days of Security!

- March 2015, Madison

Join us for three full days of talks 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! Bring your friends and co-workers for an epic weekend of security fun at Dakota State University!

The Vision

Come listen to the visions and ideas of some of the best and brightest minds in the security community.


After the talks, network with your peers and the security pros.


Learn from the best with a two day hands-on training. These trainings are of a DefCon caliber, right here in Madison!

Training Seats Available Today For Just $500

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Learn From These Great Folks


First Day

The first day at DakotaCon is all about the talks. The day starts at 9am in the Dakota Prairie Playhouse on the campus of Dakota State University. No need to register, just come on out for the talks!

RE Contest

We will be holding a Reverse Engineering contest throughout DakotaCon. Click here for more details!

Tyler Halfpop Turn on the Lights! - Case Studies of Malware in Memory

Scott Erven Medical Device Security: Infection Prevention

Eric Smith Advanced Red Teaming: All your badges belong to us

Dave Kennedy Moving a Step Forward

Jared DeMott Understanding a new Memory Corruption Defense: Use-after-Free (UaF) Mitigation and Bypass

Michael Iedema Software Defined Radios and Cellular Network Security

Second Day

The second day at DakotaCon starts our two-day trainings. The trainings will be held in East Hall on the campus of Dakota State University. These require registration, so don't forget to register early!

Trainings Begin

Trainings Pause

Third Day

The final day of DakotaCon is when we will wrap up our trainings. The trainings are held in East Hall on the campus of Dakota State University. Be sure to register for the trainings!

Trainings Resume

Trainings End


  • Application Security: For Hackers and Developers

    Jared DeMott

    Education Seminar

    East Hall

    Training Information

    Registration Closed

  • Hands-On Hardware Hacking

    Joe Grand

    HTML5 & CSS3

    East Hall

    Training Information

    Registration Closed

  • Secret Pen Testing Techniques

    Dave Kennedy

    jQuery Master Class

    East Hall

    Training Information

    Registration Closed


Conference Will Be Held At

Dakota State University

Dakota Prairie Playhouse

Getting Here

Air Travel

The nearest airport is Sioux Falls, SD (FSD). Then a 45 mile drive to Madison.

By Car

From points East or West, take SD-34. North or south, take US-81. If in doubt, GPS!


1205 N. Washington
Madison, SD 57042

Hotels Nearby


504 10th St. SE, Madison, SD 57042
Phone: (605) 256-3076


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