About Us

Layer 8 Conference is the first conference in New England to be solely focused on social engineering and intelligence gathering. The conference will be held on Saturday, June 8 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Created and organized by Patrick “@plaverty9” Laverty and Lea “@_leisures” Snyder

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, we feel this would be Layer 8!

Our Content Committee: 

Summer Lee
Whitney Maxwell
Prof. Aunshul Rege
Emilie St-Pierre 
Robby Stewart