NCC CON North America 2018: Taking Over San Diego
This past January, we gathered over 300 employees from our North American offices for NCC CON 2018 at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. We were also joined by our colleagues in the UK, Fox-IT, PSC, and VSR for the event. Each year this internal conference provides a unique opportunity for employees to gather and collaborate on new project ideas, share research, conduct trainings and network with colleagues.
NCC CON has traditionally been a consultant-only conference where the agenda and content is driven by the consultants. This year, we were excited to welcome our corporate and sales teams from North America and have them be a part of the conference. For the first time, all North America employees were able to come together in one place, learn from one another and celebrate the important security work that we do.
During the first day of the conference, consultants attended employee-led training sessions, providing them with insights around topics they find most interesting. From trainings on Wi-Fi security to java serialization, the trainings allowed consultants to expand their knowledge on specific content and learn from their subject-matter-expert peers. Other groups held internal meetings giving team updates, workshops and making plans for 2018.
And what would NCC CON be without a little fun? On the first night, the group ventured out to Knotty Barrel, a local gastropub in the heart of San Diego’s historical Gaslamp District. Attendees were welcomed with a variety of food stations, board games, and the evening’s signature drink: The NCC CON Mule. Is anyone still dreaming about the steak sandwich station? We know we are.
Day two was a packed day of information sharing with consultants presenting their research and newly created tools. From “Using OWASP Zed Attack Proxy” to “Experiments in Software Fuzz Testing with AI” there was a training for everyone in attendance of the conference.
NCC CON closed with a reception under the stars at the Hard Rock Hotel. It was the perfect time for NCC Group to celebrate not only the great work we do as a company, but give a special nod to the individuals whose work throughout the year was a cut above the rest. Food, music, and a lively awards ceremony made it a memorable evening. Congratulations again to all of our NCC CON award winners!
We had a great time gathering everyone in San Diego this year and can’t wait to see where NCC CON North America 2019 will take us. Thank you to all of our attendees, trainers, speakers and leadership team who made this year’s event our best yet.
Published date:  08 March 2018
Written by:  NCC CON Organizing Committee