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April 14/15th, 2022 EVENT_OVER | SEE_YOU_NEXT_YEAR

THCon 2k22 is over !

The 2022 edition is now over, and we hope you had fun!

See you next year...

Replay video

In the meantime, if you would like to rewatch some of the talks, head over to our youtube channel:

Day 1

Day 2

Presentation

The Toulouse Hacking Convention (or THCon) is a cybersecurity conference that brings together hobbyists, professionals and researchers!

Since its creation in 2017, the THCon was held every year in Toulouse, France. Today, it is an unmissable cybersecurity event in Occitania, and beyond.

Who are we?

Behind the THCon stands a team of security enthusiasts, investing their energy together to create a major cybersecurity event, open to everyone.

Our team is made of professionals, students and researchers from all over France, willing to share their knowledge with others.

Interested in joining the adventure? Please contact us, we would be very happy to hear from you!

The team behing the THCon 2020

The 2022 edition

As you may know, we weren't able to organise an in-person event last year due to health restrictions.

You were numerous to admire the works of the speakers through the live stream, and while the last edition was a formidable event thanks to all the great talks and our awesome team, we missed engaging with people, and we are quite sure you did too.

This is why we are very happy to announce that the 6th edition of your favorite cybersecurity conference is on track, and that it will be in-person!

April 14th April 15th April 16th April 17th

At ENAC

15 conferences, 3 round tables and 3 keynotes

Meet our sponsors and discover state-of-the-art topics in cybersecurity

At ENSEEIHT

Hardware CTF, from 10 AM to 3 PM

For beginners only !

10 teams of 5 people

Online CTF

Numerous prizes to win

24h long

Bière Sécu TLS, 7 PM at the Rooster and Beer
(Non official event)

Beginning of the online CTF at 5 PM

Discover the complete schedule

Merging with the INSA security day

We are extremely pleased to anounce that this year the THCon merges with the INSA security conference «Nouvelles Avancées en Sécurité des Systèmes d'Information».

This will allow us to offer you an exceptional two-day event, more ambitious in its scope, with twice as many talks as before!

We would like to thank them very much for the great work they have been doing so far and we want to say we are thrilled to work with them.

Call For Papers

If you want to give a talk, we will soon open the "Call For Papers" (CFP) phase (around the beginning in december).

A CFP means that we will review a preliminary version of your paper/presentation to select the most promising presentations (we can only organize a limited number of talks in two days, so please understand that we cannot accept all the talks, and we will have to make some hard choices). But do not despair, because the talks of this edition will last two days, so you now have twice as many chances as before to get your talk accepted ;)

If you have some project brewing, keep calm and send us something!

All the details are listed on the CFP page.

EDIT: the Call For Papers is now over! Thanks for your contributions, we will be reviewing them soon.

Committees

The committees are available on the page dedicated to Committees.

The CTF

Additionally, because we felt that it worked well last year (we saw over a thousand participants), we will also organize a "Capture The Flag" competition this year.

In that competition, players have to put their hacking skills into practice to solve cybersecurity challenges, like exploiting a flaw in a website, extracting data embedded in a memory image, finding vulnerabilities in an encryption protocol and much more… The resolution of each challenge gives you a "flag", a password needed to win points. The goal, as you might have guessed, is simply to score as much points as possible.

Prizes

The winning teams will win fancy prizes such as hacker equipment, t-shirts and many other surprises!

To give you an idea, here are the prizes that last year competitors won:

Hardware CTF

🥇 First team:

🥈 Second team:

🥉 Third team:

🎖️ 4th team:

🏵️ 5th team:

Online CTF

🥇 First team:

🥈 Second team:

🥉 Third team:

🎖️ 4th team:

🏵️ 42th team: (we like to give some prizes to a team outside the podium every year, at a "surprise" rank)

As usual, this CTF will take place during the week-end that follows the talks, and will be available online for free. To put a cherry on the cake, this year will also feature an in-person CTF in which you will be able to impress us with your secret hardware hacking talents. This new addition will be a completely separate event, for which you will soon be able to book a seat on the ticketing system (we only have a limited number of "seats" for that CTF, so sadly this cannot be an event open to all: 'first come, first served'). We will let you know when the tickets are ready!

In addition, if you want to contribute by working with us to provide new challenges, we would be pleased to hear from you. We have written some details there on our expectations. You can also contact us by email: contact@thcon.party. Please be aware that if you submit a challenge you will not be able to compete in the CTF (but you can still play of course, you just can't win prizes!).

COVID Restrictions

We currently plan to let anyone to come on-site. The health pass ("passe sanitaire") or equivalent is not required to enter in ENAC for now.

Please keep in mind the restrictions may change depending on the health situation in April. We will do our best to keep everyone updated.

News

Stay tuned for more!

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Partners

THCon would not be possible without the support of our partners :

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Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring us for the 2022 edition?

Please reach us with the contact details in the footer below, we are impatient to hear from you!

If you want more details about our different sponsors, just check this link.

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