One thing that sort of irks me is when people mistake DEFCON 5 as worse and crazier and insane and severe than DEFCON 1. I know more always sounds better but it’s not. That has nothing to do with the world’s largest hacking conference, DEFCON, but I just wanted to put it out there. DEFCON: The Documentary shows what goes on behind the world’s largest hacking conference.
DEFCON was held for the 20th time in 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada and it was the first time the conference gave a documentary crew full access to the hacking event and allowed them to film the entire thing. Here’s a bit of the description of the documentary written by the director Jason Scott:
The film follows the four days of the conference, the events and people (attendees and staff), and covers history and philosophy behind DEFCON’s success and unique experience.
The premiere of DEFCON: The Documentary actually happened on August 1st on the first day of DEFCON 21. The full documentary is up above on Vimeo for your streaming pleasure. You can download the official 720p torrent if you’d like or watch it on The Internet Archive too.