Venue Information

Book your hotel room for the event at special rates, available here on an exclusive basis.

The Marriott Marquis Houston is a 1000-room Marriott hotel in Houston, Texas. It is the second largest hotel located near downtown Houston.  It includes five restaurants and a 40,000-square-foot ballroom, the largest in Houston.

The cutoff date for the reservation system is March 11, 2019 so be sure to book as soon as possible!

Important notes:

–  The hotel has a 72 hour cancellation policy

–  All rooms are paid by the individual reserving the room

Chris Roberts :: Opening Keynote

Chris currently works at Lares, prior to that he's founded or worked with a number of companies specializing in DarkNet research, intelligence gathering, cryptography, deception technologies, and providers of security services and threat intelligence. Since the late 90’s Chris has been deeply involved with security R&D, consulting, and advisory services in his quest to protect and defend businesses and individuals against cyber attack. Prior to that he jumped out of planes for a living, visiting all sorts of interesting countries and cultures while doing his best to avoid getting shot at too often.

Call for Papers is now open!

Are you brand new to speaking at conferences and other events, but you know you have some cool stuff to say about cybersecurity? We want to hear it at HOU.SEC.CON!  


Are you a seasoned speaker who has presented at a bunch of events, and you are ready to take on another challenge? We want to hear it at HOU.SEC.CON!

Have a “deep geek” talk that you’ve struggled to to get accepted? We want to hear it at HOU.SEC.CON!


– CFP is now open!

– CFP closes January 31, 2019

– Notifications: Week of February 18, 2019

Ira Winkler, CISSP :: Closing Keynote

Ira Winkler, CISSP is President of Secure Mentem and author of Advanced Persistent Security. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He did this by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. Most recently, CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader.