It was my first time at Athcon, but I have to say that I was impressed. The organisers did a great job with the venue and facilities, and choosing speakers which had a great mix of content and technical depth.
I presented my research on “Hacking Security Appliances” (which I have previously presented at BlackHat Europe, and Dublin Source earlier this year). That’s probably my last time presenting that particular material, as I want to keep things fresh and I'm currently working on various ideas I have for interesting new research.
For reference my base slides and white-paper for the material are here:
I saw good solid presentations from other speakers including the following:
Max Sobell - Security of NFC wallets
Michele Orru - Using BeEf for custom shellcode and inter-protocol attacks
Jurriaan Bremer - Automated de-obfuscation of android apps and malware
Kostas Papapanagiotou - History of OWASP Top 10
Athcon also had a “capture the flag” (CTF) competition hosted by Symantec (unfortunately I didn't get time to take part, but is seemed to be very popular).
All in all a great conference that I would like to attend (and speak there) again.