Wild West Hackin’ Fest is different from most cybersecurity conferences you have heard of or attended. For one thing, WWHF is held in Deadwood, South Dakota. Deadwood is a small tourist town with a long and colorful history. In fact, the entire town is a National Historic Landmark with roots going back to 1876, when outlaws, gamblers and gunslingers like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Poker Alice came to town looking for gold and a good time.

  • WWHF Olde Tyme Photos
    Even aliens come to Deadwood to party!

WWHF 2023 Dates and Info

Pre-Conference Training
October 17-18, 2023

Live & Virtual Conference
October 18-20, 2023

  • Throwback Thursday | I Got an Alert, Now What?

    “I Got an Alert, Now What?” is an informative talk by Kellon Benson, Senior Incident Handler at Red Canary, where he guides the audience through the process of swiftly assessing new security alerts and determining their threat potential. Using live data from Emotet and CarbonBlack’s EDR, Kellon demonstrates practical investigation techniques, highlighting the significance of…

  • Throwback Thursday | Why Developers Hate Infosec

    “Why Developers Hate Infosec” explores the often tense relationship between developers and cybersecurity professionals. The talk addresses the reasons behind this friction, pointing out that security experts often break developers’ work and provide unhelpful, cryptic guidelines without clear solutions. To improve this dynamic, the speaker emphasizes the need for a change in attitudes and behaviors…

  • Throwback Thursday | Exploiting Persistent XSS

    Ken “s1ngular1ty” Pyle explores the world of exploiting Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities on Layer 2 devices like routers and switches. He demonstrates how seemingly innocent XSS or unsanitized input vectors can be transformed into covert network protocols, enabling the routing and file transfer between isolated, air-gapped networks without the need for a router.