The reviews are in from the EC-Council’s Take Down Con in Dallas a few weeks ago. We had the chance to speak to some presenters, instructors and attendees and the feedback is unanimous. The conference was a success. The conference was created to be a technical skill set leader in the field of pentesting and hacking, and it achieved that goal.
Other conferences in the security space often carry too little high level tech presentations and instruction. They often offer blanket presentations that are more geared for beginners. The few conferences out there now that are geared for the higher level security professional are very expensive and have recently received some mixed reviews, but Take Down Con blew them all away!
The feedback was that the conference was intimate and had a level of attendees that is much higher level in skills than the norm. The EC-Council did a great job in bringing in some exceptional names and respected true professionals to offer high level classes, speeches and presentations. The high level of content at this conference lead to high level discussions and idea sharing among the attendees at night and in between events.
Overall people really seemed to benefit from and enjoy this conference a great deal. It looks like EC-Council is really beginning to emerge as a leader in the technical conference space. The next Take Down Con is listed for Las Vegas in December, 2011.
For more information, visit the Take Down Con website.