OzSecCon (formerly OzLockCon) is the first open and inclusive community event focusing on both analogue and digital physical security in Australia.
The conference will introduce people from all areas of security, whether professionals or hobbyists, to new techniques, tools and ideas in order to learn new skills or refine existing ones.
We will have both standard talks and a variety of on-going workshops open to attendees with industry-leading presenters and instructors across a diverse range of topics.
In addition, we will be running a variety of competitions throughout the weekend with prizes on offer for those who win!
Our aim is to cover not only traditional physical security controls (such as locks and safes) but more modern access control systems that are increasingly becoming more digital as time goes on.
This will not only include network-connected devices but also devices such as those relying on radio communications in order to operate.
We hope that all those attending find the experience both informative, engaging and importantly, fun!
Our call for papers is open until the 30th of April 2018. You can submit a talk via this link!
In 2017 we had a number of high quality talks about a variety of subjects including red-teaming, electronic attacks against smart locks, tool making, exotic locks, key duplication, impressioning and more. In 2018 we are hoping to run two streams of high quality talks simultaneously! Please check our twitter feed and website regularly as talks are announced.
Our call for workshops is open until the 30th of April 2018. You can submit a workshop via this link!
We aim to have a number of hands on activities running throughout the weekend, lock picking, key impressionoing, safe-scoping, tamper evident, RFID and Radio attacks were demonstrated as part of workshops at OzLockCon 2017. In 2018 we want to make the workshops bigger and better to take full advantage of the unique facilities we will have available to us. Please check our twitter feed and website regularly as workshops are announced.
We will be running competitions for lock picking and for key impressioning. At this stage, we are likely to use Lockwood 234/45's, 243b45's or 334b45 variant padlocks with the LW29 keyway. This may change in future so keep track on our twitter page for any important announcements
Want to support an awesome, diverse and vibrant community event? Want to help push physical security research and encourage a better understanding around security? We need sponsors to make this event happen! If you, or anyone you know, might be able to help sponsor our event, please let us know and we can make it happen! Please check out our sponsorship page on the OzSecCon site.
If you are a full time student or otherwise unable to afford the tickets below, don't despair. We should be able to help you out. Check out the FAQ on our site for more information.
Purchasing a ticket means you agree to abide by our code of conduct. Please note our code of conduct is strictly enforced!
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to attend the event provided they are accompanied by a legal guardian. Please be aware we are not restricting the language or content of talks (as long as it falls within our code of conduct) so adult themes may be discussed. If you are planning on purchasing a ticket for a child under the age of 18, please email us first as only the guardian will need to purchase a ticket.
OzSecCon will not provide refunds unless a delegate is deemed unsuitable as an atendee by the organisers. If this occurs prior to the commencement of the conference, a refund will be issue. If your conduct is deemed inappropriate during the course of the conference no refund will be issued.
The conference will be held in Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. The venue, Melbourne Polytechnic's Heidelberg Campus, will be hosting us in Building B.
Please see the campus map linked here for details.
If you are driving to the event, recommended parking is via the entry at Coomalie Crescent.
If you are catching public transport to the event, it is accessible by bus from Heidelberg Railway Station or Coburg Railway Station.
Hotels and AirBnB services are available around the area. Alternative accomodation can be found a short distance away closer towards the city or airport.
Have questions about the event? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org