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 11th and 12th of September 2021. 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 September 11

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) My first 90 days in a Startup as a Security Engineer (tchalla) - 45 min presentation
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-15:00 Crash Course in Pentesting Machine Learning (JankhJankh) The things a hacker will really target during a DoS attack (Karit)
15:00-17:00 Introduction to OWASP Software Component Verification Standard aka WTF are we actually using in our software? (Patrick Dwyer) Threat Model All the Things: Deriving Meaningful Security Requirements (John DiLeo)
17:15 Panel discussion

Sunday September 12

Time Marquee #1
10:00-12:00 Reverse engineering exploits from patch commits (David Jorm)
12:00-13:00 LUNCH
13:00-15:00 Makin' Malware - HTTP Beacons (Julian Scionti) Build a mechanical keyboard (0ldMate)
15:00-17:00 Hacking and Defending containers and Kubernetes (Vasant Chinnipilli)


The call for papers and workshops remains open for additions to the second track.