It’s a go! Co-Founders Milton Security, a leading provider of Threat Hunting as a Service, XDR & MDR (MxDR) SOC Services, and Cyber Defense Technologies (CDT), a niche services firm providing security solutions for mission critical systems, jointly announce an in-person VETCON IV at DEFCON 29 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Co-founded in 2018 by Jim McMurry and William Kimble, the founders of Milton Security and Cyber Defense Technologies, respectively, the VETCON conference became an official event of the DEFCON Hacker Conference in order to connect and support veterans in the Information Security field. While remotely held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been green-lit as an in-person and virtual event at the 2021 DEFCON 29 conference.
“Last year’s virtual event just wasn’t the same,” said Jim McMurry, CEO and Founder of Milton Security and Co-founder of VETCON. “We’re so excited to be back in-person with our fellow veterans this year and we’re putting together an event that people will remember for years. For those of us vets that have, well, ‘fond’ wouldn’t be the right word — certain memories of going to MEPS when we enlisted, VETCON is definitely going to bring some good laughs.”
This year’s VETCON theme is “RECALLED.” Veterans who attend in-person have a chance to earn a limited edition challenge coin and shirt along with other VETCON swag. Each service will be pitted against the others to compete at different challenges. One service will reign supreme at the end of the night and carry forward bragging rights until next year’s event.
William Kimble, CEO and Founder of Cyber Defense Technologies added, “Jim and I have been hosting VETCON for the last four years and every year we try to make it more unique, FUN, and memorable. While we provide an avenue for Veterans in the InfoSec community to network with each other, we design the event to be much more than a typical networking event, for example, the Nerf Qualification Range.
VETCON “RECALLED” will be no different. At our last in-person VETCON, we had about 2,000 people and this year, as we all continue to recover from the pandemic, we are excited to bring the veteran community back together through networking, games, and some friendly interservice competition.”
The event is open to all DEFCON attendees with a focus on military veterans. VETCON “RECALLED”, will take place starting at 2100 on August 7th. The VETCON planners are expecting around 500 people in attendance. For those that cannot attend in person, the VETCON discord channel is an option for virtual attendance. Further details will be provided as the date approaches.
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