Welcome to the first ever

AppSec Village at DEF CON!


Join the first-ever AppSec Village and immerse yourself in everything the world of application security has to offer. Whether you are a red, blue or purple teamer, come learn from the best of the best on how to attack software vulnerabilities and how to secure software. Software is everywhere, and Application Security vulnerabilities are around every corner making the software attack surface attractive for abuse. If you are just an AppSec n00b or launch complex deserialization attacks for fun and profit, you will find something to tickle your interest at the AppSec Village.

Software runs the world. Everything from IoT, medical devices, the power grid, smart cars, all of it has software behind it. Such a variety of topics will be reflected in our cadre of guest speakers representing all backgrounds and walks of life.

Be part of an inaugural group of travelers visiting the AppSec Village and choose from talks by expert community members, an all AppSec-focused CTF that will challenge your mind and skillz, and more. Bring your thirst for knowledge and passion for breaking things, and you will be sure to enjoy your visit to the AppSec Village.


The AppSec Village will take place during DEF CON 27 August 9-11, 2019 at the Flamingo Las Vegas.


AppSec Village will be located in the Mesquite Room at the Flamingo Convention Center. MAP

The Mesquite Room is on the 3rd floor of the Flamingo. Take the Spa elevators to the 3rd floor and turn right!

Village Hours

Friday, August 9 9:30-17:30

Saturday, August 10 9:30-18:30

Sunday, August 11 9:00-17:30


The AppSec Village is created and operated by volunteers - "by the people, for the people."

If you want to be part of it, consider one of the following:

Follow us on Twitter @AppSec_Village