a.k.a WhiskeyCon

WhiskeyCon started in 2014 as part of SyScan Singapore. Instead of the usual Lightning Talks, anyone who wish to go on stage and speak will have to drink 2 shots of whiskey before they can speak for 5 minutes. When the 5 minutes is up, the speaker can choose to stop or if he wishes to continue, he would have to drink another 2 shots of whiskey before he is given another 5 more minutes. The speaker can choose to go on and on. So far, WhiskeyCon have been very well received by both the audience and the speakers. The record for WhiskeyCon at the moment is 8 shots of whiskey by @osxreverser.

In 2017, we spawn WhiskeyCon to be a Security event by itself. After 5 days of security training, it was 1 whole night of security talks and drinking.

A Brand-New Name

We received much feedbacks from various parties about the name of the event. We have been told that "WhiskeyCon" does not reflect the true content of the event and in fact causes a lot of misunderstanding. Many security enthusiasts were not able to take part as a result of this. As such we have decided to rename the event "SHACK" as in "SgHACK".

A Brand-New Format

We are going to have a new format for SHACK 2019 too. Like WhiskeyCon, there will be 2 components for SHACK 2019, in-depth technical classes (SHACK classes) meant for intermediate and advanced security practitioners, and a security talks session (SHACK session) after the completion of the training classes.

SHACK classes will be held between 24th and 27th of March 2019 and SHACK session will be held in the evening of 27th March 2019.

The SHACK session will have presentations from 2 invited speakers and all the trainers for the SHACK classes. After the presentation, the floor will be opened and anyone will be able to speak as long as they say something about security and they will have to drink 2 shots of whiskey for every 5 minutes they use.

There will be 2 types of participants at SHACK 2019. Students who sign up for any of the SHACK classes will have complimentary access to the SHACK session. Those who do not sign up for the SHACK classes can buy a ticket to attend the SHACK session.

Remember, anyone can speak. You just have to drink.

We hope to see all of you soon.

Attend SHACK 2019 and Stand a Chance to Win a Ticket to
Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit (SAS) Singapore, April 9, 2019





3 Day Class: 25 - 27 March 2019
4 Day Class: 24 - 27 March 2019


9am to 5pm daily


Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square,
Singapore 039595



27 March 2019 (Evening)


5pm to 9pm


Paulaner Bräuhaus Singapore
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-01 Millenia Walk
Singapore 039596
(Map, From Pan Pacific)


  • The SHACK class fee includes complimentary access to the SHACK session

  • REGISTRATION EXTENDED until 18 Mar 2019


Time Topic Speaker
1645 - 1700 Registration
1700 - 1705 Opening and Welcome Address Thomas Lim
1715 - 1730 Keynote Andrea Manzoni
1730 – 1800 Security and Privacy in BlockChain Dr. Sourav Gupta
1800 – 1830 Secured Machine Learning Engineering Dr. Liu Yang
1830 - 1845 iOS 12 Zone Cache Stefan Esser
1845 – 1900 An Attackers View of Serverless & GraphQL Apps Nithin Jois
1900 – 1915 Past and Present of Program Diffing Joxean Koret
1915 – 1930 Getting Started with Baseband Exploitation Nitay Artenstein
1930 – 1945 When KTRR Met APRR Team Pangu
1945 – 2100 WhiskeyCon Opens to the Floor



Course Code Course Title Instructor Days Course Fee
(Prices inclusive of GST)
iOS Sandbox Escape Vulnerabilities and Exploitations Team Pangu 3 S$4173
Attacking and Defending Containerized Apps and Serverless Tech Nithin Jois &
Abhay Bhargav
3 S$4173
Practical Baseband Exploitation Nitay Artenstein &
Anna Dorfman
3 S$4173
iOS 11/12 Kernel Internals For Security Researchers Stefan Esser 4 S$5457
SHACK Session S$321

Please contact info(at)coseinc(dot)com for enquiries