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DEF CON Hacking Conference


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The American Civil Liberties Union is one of the nation's oldest and largest legal and advocacy organizations. With affiliates in all 50 states, we work daily in the courts, Congress, state legislatures, and communities to defend the individual rights and liberties protected by the Constitution.

The Constitution guarantees the right to privacy and free speech, but the law has not kept pace with technology. The government and corporations are now tracking the communications and movements of Americans in ways once considered unthinkable, threatening our control over our own information, and potentially chilling free expression and association.

The ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project and National Security Project seek to ensure that civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by new advances in science and technology. We work to rein in the government’s unfettered surveillance of your communications, to challenge the ability of corporations to profit from your data without appropriate privacy protections, and to limit law enforcement’s warrantless access to your private information. And we’ll keep fighting, because you shouldn’t have to give up on your rights to use the technology of modern life.

Our work is supported by more than 500,000 members and supporters, 540,000 online activists and more than 700,000 followers on social media.

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BreakPoint Books

BreakPoint Books is your official conference bookstore on site at DEF CON. We'll have all your favorite books for sale and we're conveniently located in the Vendor Area. Make sure to stop by and view the titles in stock and purchase a few written by some of your favorite authors!

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Bump My Lock

Bump keys, lock picks and training tools. Bump My Lock has served thousands of customers worldwide since 2007. If we don't have it at the booth, go to Free demonstrations and training at our booth.

Bump My Lock is celebrating our 6th year at DEFCON by showcasing our own line of lock picks!! This year, we will feature our Black Diamond sets and our Ruby sets. So come see us for all your Lock Pick Sets, Bump Keys, Clear Practice Locks, Jackknife Pick Sets, Hackware, and more.

Need more help? We have a vast number of articles and videos on lock picking on our blog or your tube channel. If you are a beginner or a master locksmith we have the tools for you.

As always, a percentage of our proceeds will go to the Miracle Match Foundation.

Long live Barcode!

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Capitol College

Founded in 1927, Capitol College is the only independent school in Maryland dedicated exclusively to Cybersecurity, Engineering, Computer Sciences and Management. Designated as a "Center of Academic Excellence", Capitol offers a fully accredited set of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including our Doctorate of Sciences in Information Assurance. Delivered "live" online, our graduate courses will fit most any schedule, pace or budget! So whether you're a Neo or a Ninja, Capitol has the key to your advancement! Admissions representatives, faculty, current students and alumni will be at our booth in the exhibit hall to share information and opportunities!

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Carnegie Mellon University

The Information Networking Institute (INI) offers full-time master's degrees in information security at Carnegie Mellon University, the home and hotbed of smart students who desire to make an impact, whether it be starting the campus grappling club or dominating in Capture the Flag. The INI offers interdisciplinary programs with curricula that span several top-ranking colleges. As a result, the graduates of the INI move on to apply their know-how at some of the most competitive places, like Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and the DoD, as well as their own startups. Full scholarships are available for U.S. citizens. Talk with Kari for details.

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Cobalt Strike

Cobalt Strike is threat emulation software. Execute targeted attacks and evade defenses in a way that replicates a well-funded actor with custom tools. Key features include robust communication over DNS and SMB pipes, man-in-the-browser session hijacking, and flexible beaconing to multiple hosts. This is NOT compliance testing.

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, EFF champions user privacy and free expression online through a strategic combination of impact litigation, policy analysis, education, and grassroots activism. We empower tinkerers, creators, coders, and consumers to reclaim freedom as our use of technology grows.

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Well we're back at it again, and have been working hard all year to bring you the freshest awesome that we can. If you have been to DEF CON, layerone, toorcon, phreaknic, or other conferences we have been at, you definitely know what so of shenanigans we are up to. If you have never seen us, feel free to come by and take a look at what we have to offer. Always fun, always contemporary, GhettoGeeks has some for the tech enthusiast (or if you prefer, hacker)

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Ghostery is a global marketing technology company that provides online transparency and control to individuals. Millions of people around the world have installed Ghostery’s easy to use browser plug-in to see and manage the information they share with companies online.



GUNNAR is the only patented computer eyewear recommended by doctors to protect and enhance your vision. GUNNARS alleviate all common causes of digital eye strain and visual fatigue. The result - improved clarity, focus and performance for anyone using a computer for working, hacking or coding the next big thing.

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The Hacker Academy

The Hacker Academy is trusted by some of the world's largest and most notable organizations to educate and secure their staff; both technical and non-technical alike. THA provides members with an engaging, cloud based, security training environment so that they can learn the latest information security techniques and push their technical limits at their own pace. With lessons in courses including Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Reverse Engineering, and Digital Forensics, there's something for everyone. Our Role Based, Security Awareness training program is specifically designed for each and every employee within an organization. Our philosophy is to arm all of our members with the knowledge necessary to practice, implement, and deploy what they have learned immediately and effectively.

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Hackers for Charity is a non-profit organization that leverages the skills of technologists. We solve technology challenges for various non-profits and provide food, equipment, job training and computer education to the world's poorest citizens. Logo

Get ready for DEF CON and grab a fresh t-shirt over at or order a replacement for that special con shirt that got destroyed from years of use and abuse! HackerStickers has all your lock picking gear and a lock pick board on site for you to learn and practice on! Sign up for the HackerStickers newsletter for a sneak peak on the latest designs and to get a free sticker!

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Hacker Warehouse

HACKER WAREHOUSE is your one stop shop for hacking equipment. We understand the importance of tools and gear which is why we strive to carry only the highest quality gear from the best brands in the industry. From WiFi Hacking to Hardware Hacking to Lock Picks, we carry equipment that all hackers need. Check us out at

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HakShop: host of security products from world renowned researchers, is your source for the highest quality hacker gadgets. With an arsenal of WiFi honey-pots, HID attack tools, Wireless brute-forcers and even monitoring equipment -- let's just say if 007 were a pen-tester he'd be rocking our gear. Come by our booth today for a demo by Shannon Morse of Hak5.



Mr. Michael Miklich is President and Founder of Institute for Cybersecurity Education, whose mission is to develop, promote, implement, support, teach and track cybersecurity education at the secondary school level. Over the past 5 years Mr. Miklich has spent over 5,000 hour’s in developing, promoting, implementing, supporting, teaching, and tracking iForCE’s Advanced Cybersecurity Track currently in use at Christ Chapel Academy. In addition to his work with iForCE, Mr. Miklich has been an educator in both public and private secondary and collegiate education for the better part of the last 16 years. He has served on numerous academic committees, including this past summer as a lead in developing Virginia’s cybersecurity infusion course, and currently serves as an Assistant Principal at Christ Chapel Academy. iForCE’s Advanced Cybersecurity Track is recognized as a Top STEM program in Virginia, and the only of its kind, according to Virginia Living Magazine’s State of Education 2013. The Advanced Cybersecurity Track equips students with the fundamental skills and certifications required for entry level employment in cybersecurity as well as DoD 8570.1 compliance. Student’s will hold industry recognized certifications such as Security+, Linux+, Windows Server, and EC Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker. This rigorous four year program also prepares students for the professional workforce, by requiring them to have a 95% attendance rate, 99% on time to class rate, and no discipline issues either in school or out of school. The Advanced Cybersecurity Track wants students who leave the program to be where they are supposed to be, when they are supposed to be there, doing what they are supposed to be doing, all while meeting or exceeding quality and productivity standards.


ITUS Networks

Itus Networks brings families best-in-class threat prevention for their home Internet connection at affordable prices. Our network security systems are specially designed to block cyber attacks while filtering out malware and other undesirable content with zero configuration or technical knowledge required. At Itus Networks, we believe all families deserve peace of mind that the devices connected to their home network are secure and protected 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.



Customize T shirts & Stickers on the spot at DEF CON 22!

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No Starch Press

No Starch Press publishes books for geeks and hackers of all ages. Our titles have personality, our authors are passionate, and we read and edit every book that we publish.

We'll be hosting book signings at our community table in the Defcon Vendor Area. Visit for a full signing schedule. All No Starch Press books will be discounted 30% and come with a DRM-free ebook.

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Nuand provides low-cost, USB 3.0 SDRs (Software Defined Radio) for enthusiasts, and experts a like. After a successful Kickstarter, bladeRF is now available and ready for use in your projects! Stop by our table to see our demos and find out more about bladeRF, GNURadio, OpenBTS and Software Defined Radios!

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Pentester Academy

80+ hrs Comprehensive, Hands-on, Highly Technical training trusted by professionals from 75+ Countries


Privacy Case

The Privacy Case uses military-grade shielding technology to give you the ability to block unwanted intrusions into your cell phones and wireless devices. By controlling when and where your phone can send and receive information, the PrivacyCase prevents remote activation, GPS location-tracking and real-time audio/video eavesdropping.

The Privacy Case was originally built to protect business and victims of domestic violence and stalking from commercially available cell phone spy ware. With lives and intellectual property on the line, the PrivacyCase was designed to meet or exceed NATO EMSEC specifications.

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Pwnie Express

Pwnie Express is the leading provider of network security assessment solutions for remote locations and wireless. Thousands of enterprises and government organizations worldwide rely on Pwnie Express’s products for asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, and drop-box penetration testing and obtain unprecedented insight into their distributed network infrastructure. Pwnie Express smart devices leverage open source tools.

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Rapid7 security software helps organizations reduce threat exposure and detect compromise. Metasploit, founded by HD Moore and acquired by Rapid7 in 2009, remains the world's most popular open source penetration testing tool with a 200,000 member strong community. The Rapid7 table will be selling special edition Metasploit t-shirts with all proceeds going to the EFF.

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While SecureNinja generally provides Cybersecurity Training and Consulting Services across the globe, every year at DEFCON we get a little crazy and bring out our amazing line of ninja gear.

Whether you're a SecureNinja Cybersecurity Alumni, a future hacker, or a ninja in training, we'll have something for you AND your friends at home. Come by our table to check out and deck out in our ninja gear for men, women, teens, kids and even baby ninjas. That's right, baby ninjas.

Want a taste of what may be in store? Check out our Instagram or Twitter for ninja gear photos @secureninja.

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Security Snobs

Security Snobs offers High Security Mechanical Locks and Physical Security Products including door locks, padlocks, cutaways, security devices, and more. We feature the latest in security items including top brands like Abloy, BiLock, EVVA, KeyPort, TiGr, and Sargent and Greenleaf. Visit for our complete range of products. Stop by our booth and get free shipping on items for the month following the conference. Featuring the mobile alarm system, unique cutaways, $1500+ padlocks, and a variety of other unique products.



Manufacture of Lock Picks & COVERT ENTRY TOOLS. With the largest selection of lock picks, covert entry and SERE tools available at DEF CON it's guaranteed we will have gear you have not seen before. New tools and classics will be on display and available for sale in a hands on environment. Our Product range covers Custom Titanium toolsets, Entry Tools, Practice locks, Bypass tools, Urban Escape & Evasion hardware and items that until recently were sales restricted. The Full product range of SPARROWS lock picks and tools will also be available including their newly released COFFIN KEYS, Safe Cracker and EOD set. All products will be demonstrated at various times and can be personally tested for use and Efficacy.

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Simple WiFi

For PenTesting and unwired Internet Security Specialists: Wireless, WiFi antennas, cables, connectors, USB and Ethernet wireless high power cards and devices, other interesting goodies to be seen only at the table! And new design T-shirts.

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The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers is back as always, offering a wide selection of tasty lock goodies for both the novice and master lockpicker!  A variety of commercial picks, handmade picks, custom designs, practice locks, handcuffs, cutaways, and other neat tools will be available for your perusing and enjoyment!  Stop by our table for interactive demos of this fine lockpicking gear or just to pick up a T-shirt and show your support for locksport.

All sales exclusively benefit TOOOL, a non-profit organization.  You can purchase picks from many fine vendors, but ours is the only table where you know that 100% of your money goes directly back to the locksport and hacker community.

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University of Advancing Technology

The University of Advancing Technology (UAT) is a private university located in Tempe, Arizona, offering academic degrees focused on new and emerging technology disciplines. UAT offers a robust suite of regionally accredited graduate and undergraduate courses ranging from Computer Science and Information Security to Gaming and New Media. UAT has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education by the US National Security Agency. Programs are available online and on-campus.

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