About FloCon

We sponsor FloCon, an annual network security conference where operational network analysts, tool developers, researchers, and other parties  discuss and showcase the next generation of flow-based analysis techniques. Visit the FloCon website to download presentations from past events and get the latest information about the next FloCon conference.

FloCon 2015 | Portland, Oregon | January 2015

FloCon 2015 took place at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower on January 12-15, 2015. The them of this event was "Formalizing the Art." At FloCon 2015, participants discussed the art of network analysis and how to make it more formal, rigorous, reliable, well-grounded, and repeatable. Attendees also discussed the academic advances in novel analytics as well as operationalization and automation of well-known techniques.
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FloCon 2014 | Charleston, South Carolina | January 2014

FloCon 2014, a network security conference, took place at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, on January 13-16, 2014. This open conference provided a forum for operational network analysts, tool developers, researchers, and other parties interested in the analysis of large volumes of traffic to showcase the next generation of flow-based analysis techniques.
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FloCon 2013 | Albuquerque, New Mexico | January 2013

At FloCon 2013, organizers and participants focused on the challenges of "Analysis at Scale." In large network environments, flow data helps to provide a scalable way of seeing the big picture, as well as a streamlined platform for highlighting patterns of malicious behavior over time. More and more commercial tools and platforms are available for collecting and storing not only flow data, but large volumes of other data such as DNS information, packet capture, security logs, and incident reports. At FloCon 2013, participants discussed how to refine "big data" into knowledge, design methods for aggregated analyses at the network edge, and build systems for monitoring thousands or millions of assets at once.
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FloCon 2012 | Austin, Texas | January 2012

At FloCon 2012, participants focused on the progression of analytics from ideas, to prototypes, to tools. Since each phase has its own set of successes and raises its own set of challenges, organizers encouraged submissions and discussions across the spectrum, and participants addressed topics such as identifying which incident case studies spark the seed of a new idea, discussing how flow data can help refine a static signature, identifying the costs and benefits of implementing a technique at the large-scale network level versus host level, and discussing how well new flow-based analytical tools integrate into an analysts workflow.
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FloCon 2011 | Salt Lake City, Utah, | January 2011

At FloCon 2011, participants focused on learning about their networks and confirming what we know about them. Participants explored a wide range of topics and discussed dark space, how many web servers you're actually operating, spam, and DNS servers and their susceptibility to cache poisoning.
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FloCon 2010 | New Orleans, Louisiana | January 2010

FloCon 2010 focused on flow data analysis within the context of other data sources. Presentations emphasized techniques for analyzing flow data, integrating flow data with network data sets, and engineering support for flow analysis and integration. This event also featured a Demonstration Session, where participants were able to discuss work-in-progress by demonstrating live tools or presenting posters that described their tools.
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FloCon 2009 | Scottsdale, Arizona | January 2009

At FloCon 2009, presenters discussed many topics, including those dealing with flow for network forensics, network inventory, and incident response.
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FloCon 2008 | Savannah, Georgia | January 2008

At FloCon 2008, organizers sought presentations that encouraged discussion of productive methods, described useful experiences in flow analysis, and presented innovative solutions in security analysis.
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FloCon 2006 | Vancouver, Washington, October 2006

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FloCon 2005 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 2005

At FloCon 2005, conference participants gathered to discuss flow and network security analysis; participants also discussed ways to improve these technologies. Organizers of FloCon 2005 encouraged participants to discuss new topics in security and flow analysis and discuss ways to improve these technologies.
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FloCon 2004 | Crystal City,Virginia | July 2004

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FloCon 2016 takes place in Daytona Beach, Florida, in January 2016.