About Us

Layer 8 Conference is the first conference to be solely focused on social engineering and intelligence gathering. And we have a podcast as well!

Layer 8 Conference is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Organizing Team

Patrick Laverty



Why Layer 8?

It comes from the OSI Model of networking. The OSI Model has 7 layers from the physical at layer 1, to the application at layer 7. We feel that when you go beyond this, the next layer of interaction is with the human. Since social engineering and OSINT is about the human, this would be Layer 8!