DEFCON Schedule

See what's going on in our village!

All Day

August 8th

Village Closed for Setup!

0830-0900

August 9th

Village Open

Feel free to come on over, get settled, and try and beat the line before the competition kicks off at 9 AM!

Youth Challenge Starts

Don’t Panic! The Social Engineering Community needs your help save the galaxy! We need brave and creative minds for our Youth Challenge to help us solve a series of challenges that will trigger the implosion failsafe.

0900-1100

August 9th

SEC Vishing Competition

In the Social Engineering Community’s Vishing Competition (#SECVC), teams and individuals go toe to toe, placing live phone calls in front of the SEC audience at DEF CON, showcasing the duality of ease and complexity of the craft against the various levels of preparedness and defenses by actual companies.

1100-1130

August 9th

Break: SE Improv

Come for the competition and stick around for fun, interactive (if you choose to participate), bite-sized lessons in improv skills that can be directly applied to your work as a social engineer, or just in general when interacting with other humans.

1130-1330

August 9th

SEC Vishing Competition

In the Social Engineering Community’s Vishing Competition (#SECVC), teams and individuals go toe to toe, placing live phone calls in front of the SEC audience at DEF CON, showcasing the duality of ease and complexity of the craft against the various levels of preparedness and defenses by actual companies.

1330-1400

August 9th

Break: SE Improv​

Come for the competition and stick around for fun, interactive (if you choose to participate), bite-sized lessons in improv skills that can be directly applied to your work as a social engineer, or just in general when interacting with other humans.

 

1400-1700

August 9th

SEC Vishing Competition

In the Social Engineering Community’s Vishing Competition (#SECVC), teams and individuals go toe to toe, placing live phone calls in front of the SEC audience at DEF CON, showcasing the duality of ease and complexity of the craft against the various levels of preparedness and defenses by actual companies.

1700-1715

August 9th

Break

We’re taking a short break as we prepare our notes from the #SECVC for the debrief coming up next!

1715-1800

August 9th

The 2024 #SECVC Debrief

Join the Founders of the Social Engineering Community as they break down this year’s Vishing Competition (#SECVC). They’ll talk about how the competition is organized, and some of the big takeaways, trends, and surprises (both good and bad) from the OSINT and Vishing Plan reports. They’ll also recount some of the highlights from this year’s live calls.

JC

SEC Co-Founder

Snow

SEC Co-Founder

1800+

August 9th

Village Closed

It’s been fun! See you tomorrow for something new and cold calls!

1000

August 10th

Village Open

We’re open!

Youth Challenge Continues

Keep up the hard work solving the challenges, the winner will be decided tomorrow!!!

1000-1230

August 10th

John Henry Competition - Human vs. AI & Panel Discussion

Join us for the thrilling and BRAND NEW competition where professional social engineers battle a cutting-edge AI team to see who can achieve the most objectives, followed by an insightful panel discussion.

1230-1300

August 10th

Break

Time to mingle! Discover who can tell the best dad jokes. Be back soon!

1300-1500

August 10th

Cold Calls

Come make a call in front of our soundproof booth. We provide everything, the target company, their phone number, and three objectives to gather (easy, medium, and hard). First come, first serve. 

1230-1300

August 10th

Break

Time to schmooze! Impress someone with your fun fact arsenal. See you in 30!

1530-1730

August 12th

Cold Calls

Come make a call in front of our soundproof booth. We provide everything, the target company, their phone number, and three objectives to gather (easy, medium, and hard). First come, first serve. 

1730-1800

August 12th

It Takes a Village ...

Its time to ask the question: “Where do we go from here?”
Join SEC Village founders, Snow & JC to have a heart to heart about how we shape the future of the SEC. If you’re looking for how to get involved, or have ideas for the village, be here! We need you and want to hear from you!

1800+

August 10th

Village Closed

It’s been fun! Have fun tonight, catch some parties, be safe, and look out for each other! See you  on Sunday for some more Cold Calls, and to find out who our winners are for the #SECVC!

1000-1000

August 11th

Village Open

Make sure to be here right when we open if you want a chance to make a cold call!

1200-1330

August 11th

Awards & Competitor Panel

See who won in our village! During this time we’ll present the Youth Challenge winner, the #SECVC 1st and 2nd place winners, as well as the much-coveted Dundies! Then stick around as we have a panel interview with the winners to hear their story about their path to victory!

1130-1400

August 11th

Cold Calls

Come make a call in front of our soundproof booth. We provide everything, the target company, their phone number, and three objectives to gather (easy, medium, and hard). First come, first serve. 

1400

August 11th

Village Closed

Adios Amigos! Come see us at the DEF CON Closing Ceremonies. See you next year!