What is TuskCon?

Is a two day hacker camp with an emphasis on hands on learning and activities, not death by powerpoint. Now running for its third year, TuskCon will showcase the beautiful sunshine coast region, with activities utilizing the surrounding environment. We encourage participation from all, especially new and novel activities that wouldn't fit into a conventional con's agenda.

Overseeing the camp is well known infosec pinniped Lord Tuskington. The official con beer is Tusker, and anyone who'd like to assist with the logistics of somehow getting a pallette of the stuff shipped from Vanuatu and not seized by customs should get in touch.

Location & date

The con will be held at Cotton Tree Caravan Park, Maroochydore on the 19th and 20th of March 2022. The venue is a 1.5 hour drive from Brisbane, with public transport from both Brisbane and Sunshine Coast airports. It is also accessible by jet ski.


TuskCon is limited to 50 tickets, which are now SOLD OUT!.


TuskCon is based around workshops and activities, rather than an emphasis on presentations.

Saturday March 19

Time Marquee #1 Marquee #2
09:45-10:00 Introduction & Opening (Tuskcon Crew)
10:00-12:00 Secure and Sustainable Document Destruction for the Apocalypse (Kristine Sihto) Detection at Scale (Troy Defty) [45 mins]
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-15:00 Build a Macropad With Me! (0ldMate) Couch to IR (JP)
15:00-17:00 Ransomware Zoo (Shannon Davis) Couch to IR (JP)
17:15 Panel discussion

Sunday March 20

Time Marquee #1
10:00-12:00 Reverse engineering exploits from patch commits (David Jorm)
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-15:00 Machine Learning Hacking Workshop (JankhJankh) Love In The Time Of Cholera Security Strategy (Lochie Wilson & Nick Young) [45 mins]
15:00-17:00 How to write your own C&C (Julian Scionti)


The call for presentations and workshops is still open for additions to the second track