ROOTCON 13 Theme & Details
Posted on: 01.10.19

It’s 2019 that means planning for ROOTCON 13 has been fully activated, exciting things are brewing, first off we will be having a three full day conference this year, Day 1 will be a full day trainings followed by main conference on Day 2 & 3.

Our theme this year is “The Two Faces of Tomorrow” a novel written by James P. Hogan, the book depicts that technology had become much too complicated for humans to handle—and the computer network that had grown up to keep civilization from tripping over its own shoelaces was also beginning to be overwhelmed. Even worse, it was becoming part of the problem. Computers were logical, but not reasonable, and some of the rigorously logical solutions the silicon governors came up with had come terrifyingly close to causing fatal accidents. To get the feel of ROOTCON 13 theme the novel is available at Amazon.

Skinny Timeline:

January - Venue announcement

February - Blackcard Registration, Call For Sponsors, Call For Trainings, Call for Papers

April - Earlybird Registration

May - CTF Registration

June - Regular Rate Opening

July - Party Announcements & Registration

Posted on: 10.21.18

We all love swags so we made the ROOTCON swags available on eBay the whole year round, we will continue to restock our swags as soon as they ran out.

So what are you waiting for get those ROOTCON swags and sport them in your office, during your vacation and even at home.

Sizes and quantity are very limited, visit the ROOTCON eBay now.

Bugcrowd University Training Decks
Posted on: 10.13.18

For your reading pleasure, the Bugcrowd Universty Training Decks are now available at the ROOTCON Media Server.

Check it out!

Another ROOTCON in the Books!
Posted on: 10.06.18

And that's all about it, another ROOTCON has made it to the books. Thank you to all the humans, speakers and sponsors who made our little hacking community get together a crazy one.

Next year will be a big one as we expand ROOTCON 13 to three full days, more trainings and more activities will be available. All the backstage learnings will be fine tuned as we plan for ROOTCON 13.

Fun-filled learnings, meeting old and new friends is what makes a best conference experience. We are looking forward to see everyone next year.

Cheers everyone!

Panel Discussion: National ID System
Posted on: 09.11.18

Panel Discussion: Philippine National ID System

On August 6, 2018 President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the bill that implements a National ID System in the Philippines. There are already mixed reviews drawn from different sectors, that doesn't exempt the hacking / infosec community. The hacking community are concerned on the integrity and security of the data of the Filipino people, the hacking community pops questions like: Is this a Comeleak v2.0 waiting to happen? Are we ready for this?

Catch it on Day 1 14:15 - 15:00 at the Main tracks.

Contest Registration is NOW LIVE!
Posted on: 09.03.18

Hacker Fam! With ROOTCON 12 just around the corner, it's time to get those gears running and starting training your packet-fu!

Choose your poison! Contests registration is now live!

Know More!

Capture The Flag - The most gruelling game in every heart of a hacking conference.

Hacker Jeopardy - If you enjoy the company of sharp brains, cold beers and hot babes, you'll feel right at home with Hacker Jeopardy. Whoever said geeks don't know how to party has obviously never registered yet in the largest premiere hacking conference in the country.

Mysterybox - Mystery Box, is a combination of puzzles, mysteries, crypto and little piece of scavenger hunt. One week before the con, there will be puzzles and clues that will be announced.


ZerØ Hour Venue
Posted on: 08.16.18

Where: Bells & Whistles
When: September 28, 2018 2000 HRS
Entrance Fee: ₱650.00
- Dinner
- Booze
- Live band
- Glow-sticks, lasers & unicorns

Program Guide
19:00 - Dinner / Networking
20:00 - Hacker Jeopardy
22:00 til you drop! - Live Band, Drinks, and more.

Buy your ticket here!

Infosec Rundown
Posted on: 07.13.18

What is Infosec Rundown?

Infosec Rundown is a closed-door breakfast session designed by ROOTCON in partnership with Nullforge for top-executives to provide updates on the latest trends of attacks in the Information Security landscape both local and international.

Program Flow
07:00 - 07:30 - Registraion
07:30 - 07:45 - Opening Remarks
07:45 - 8:30 - Topic #1 (TBA)
08:30 - 09:15 - Case Study (TBA)
09:15 - 10:00 - Solutions #1 (TBA)
10:00 - 10:45 - Solutions #2 (TBA)
10:45 - 11:00 - Closing

Are you one of the top-executives in your company? Call us (‭+63.917.804.3643‬) and reserve a seat!

ZerØ Hour Party
Posted on: 07.13.18

A ROOTCON after con party! It's where it gets crazy.

Where: Bells & Whistles Tagaytay
When: September 28, 2018 2000 HRS

Program Guide
20:00 - Hacker Jeopardy
22:00 til you drop! - Live Band, Drinks, and more.

Shuttle schedule
Taal Vista Hotel to Bells & Whistles

Bells & Whistles to Taal Vista
Starts 23:00 then every 30 minutes thereafter

More details

Bugcrowd University
Posted on: 06.28.18

What's up hacker fam! Here's another surprise just for you.

Bugcrowd is happy to offer a full day workshop for bug hunters to learn both intro and advanced topics in web bug hunting. Each BCU module will go over a vulnerability describing it's nature, how to identify it, how to exploit it, relevant tools associated to it, and have labs for students to test their skills. These Bugcrowd University modules are designed to enable the crowd to spot and exploit Priority One level bugs, even in seemingly complex web applications.

(Intro) What makes a good submission
(Intro) Burp Suite Workshop
(Intermediate) Asset Discovery and Recon
(Advanced) XML External Entity Injection
(Advanced) Authorization & Access Control Testing (MFLAC, IDOR)
(Advanced) Server Side Request Forgery
(Advanced) Security Misconfiguration (Git, AWS, Subdomain, ++)

These trainings are 100% FREE to all ROOTCON attendees, first come first served basis only!