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 16th and 17th of May 2020. 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.

A comple single track of workshops and presentations has now been announced. The CFP remains open for submissions for a possible second track.

Saturday May 16

Time Presenter Format Description
10:00 Tuskcon Crew 15 min presentation Introduction & Opening
10:15 Julian Scionti (MEL) 2 hour workshop Baby's first malware
12:15 LUNCH
13:00 Troy Defty and Erik Dul (SYD) 4 hour workshop An Introduction to Deploying Red Team Infrastructure
17:00 TBC 1 hour panel Panel discussion

Sunday May 17

Time Presenter Format Description
10:00 Lord Tuskington (MEL) 2 hour workshop Information sharing in Australian underground communities
12:15 LUNCH
13:00 Lanzafame (BNE) 2 hour workshop Intro workshop to libp2p
15:00 John DiLeo / gr4ybeard (AKL) 2 hour workshop Threat Model All the Things!
17:00 Kristine Sihto/SpliceFixer (BNE) 45 min presentation The Great ID Hunt


The call for papers and workshops is now open for submissions.