Sept. 30-Oct. 2
320 W. Jefferson St.
$150 (adv.); 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (till 3 p.m. on Sun.)
Louisville will host one of the biggest hacker/security conferences in the country this weekend, with a stacked line-up of top national experts in the field of information security. One of those speakers will be Kevin Mitnick, a former super-hacker who was the most wanted computer criminal in the country before the FBI arrested him in 1995. He’s now a folk hero to computer geeks around the world. Much of the conference will be dedicated to presentations and training on how to protect yourself (company, government or otherwise) from the Mitnicks of the cyberworld, as the conference delves into the newest hacking techniques and the best defenses against them. Tickets for the event are $150 per day in advance, and $175 at the door, with an optional, two-day training cost of $825. If you’re into hacking or computer security, or just a Mitnick groupie, this is a conference you can’t afford to miss (assuming you can afford it). —Joe Sonka