A look inside the Defcon Network Operations Center

Monday, 11 August 2008, 2:26 AM EST

Over 9,000 hackers, freaks, feds and geeks are gathered in Las Vegas for Defcon, the world's largest computer security convention. The temporary wireless network that serves the Defcon attendees is the most hostile on the planet.

Defcon's network is put together and run by a group of dedicated volunteers, known as Goons. These red badge-sporting Network Goons work hard to make the network robust enough to handle the endless stream of dangerous traffic. Threat Level got the first ever photo tour of the Defcon Network Operations Center.

At Wired.

NOTE: Watch "The Story of DEFCON" video here.

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