By Paul Roberts

You could be excused for thinking that the world of security
conferences was limited to industry shin-digs like the RSA show in San Francisco, and mega events
like the Black Hat Briefings and Defcon conferences in Las Vegas.

You could be excused for thinking that the world of security
conferences was limited to industry shin-digs like the RSA show in San Francisco, and mega events
like the Black Hat Briefings and Defcon conferences in Las Vegas. But, as the definition of “hacker” has expanded in the last decade, we’ve seen the emergence of a slew of smaller events to address a seemingly unquenchable thirst for information for and about hacking, computer security and DIY (do-it-yourself) hobbying. But which are worth the time and expense? The editorial team at Threatpost has compiled this list of 15 shows we think are worth a second look.

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