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SECURITYCON is an all day event for the entire campus community focused on information security that was held in the student union for the 2018 and 2019 iterations, virtually in 2020, and will be taking a hiatus for 2021.

When: TBD 2022

Where: TBD 2022

Cost: Nothing – it’s free!

Students, faculty, and staff interested in all things information security will have an opportunity to observe tech demos, participate in interactive hacking contests, pick the brains of information security professionals and more. See the activities tab for details.

Attendees should feel free to drop-in for any amount of time throughout the day. In addition to prizes for winners of competitions, there will be giveaways via campus mail.

Sponsored by the ITS-Information Security Office, and in partnership with ResNET, the ITS Service Desk, and the Computer Science Department, SECURITYCON will have something for everyone, regardless of previous experience.

Explore the tabs above for additional information about the event.



Morning Session


Day-Long Activities

The following activities will be ongoing throughout the afternoon, and available to all attendees:

TEST YOUR SKILLS: Take part in a cloud based Capture the Flag and other live exercises in a dedicated laboratory environment designed by the UNC Information Security Office for all skill levels across various technologies.

TALK WITH EXPERTS: Ask questions and get advice from representatives of many different campus departments and organizations in the chat room.

LOCK-PICKINGAlways a hit at security conferences, it wouldn’t be SECURITYCON without a lock-picking demonstration.


Have a question about SECURITYCON?

Feel free to contact the Information Security Office via e-mail us


Registration is available for free at: TBD

By registering you will gain access to the talks, the chat lounge, activities, the CTF, and if you’re on-campus at UNC Chapel Hill, you will get a commemorative cup in your campus mailbox. All registrants also receive a digital swag bag full of useful cheat sheets, a SECURITYCON Zoom background, and a UNC student built vulnerable web app that can be run locally to use hands-on techniques for security demonstration/learning purposes (comes with documentation).