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 14th and 15th of October 2023. 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 SOLD OUT. If you would still like to attend, note that speakers all receive a complimentary ticket. The call for papers is open below for submissions.


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

Saturday October 14

Time Marquee #1 Marquee #2
09:45-10:00 Introduction & Opening (Tuskcon Crew)
10:00-12:00 Use your intelligence (JP Haywood) The Well-chosen Assessment of Leading Results Using Sensible Metrics Framework (WALRUS MF) (Eric Pinkerton)
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-15:00 Threat modelling (John DiLeo) Active Directory Exploitation Workshop (Billy)
15:00-17:00 The things a hacker will really target during a DoS attack (Karit) Active Directory Exploitation Workshop (Billy)
17:15 Panel discussion

Sunday October 15

Time Marquee #1
10:00-12:00 Hacking the software supply chain one developer at a time (6mile/Paul) Git your pipelines secure (Colby & Kyle)
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-15:00 Privacy without Oops (Arjen Lentz) Detecting app level adversaries (Daniel Hood)
Auditing Salesforce Lightning Applications (Angus)