BSides Chicago 2017

About BSides:

Security B-Sides Chicago was founded in 2011 as a “BSides” to the annual THOTCon Hacker Conference by Erin Jacobs (@SecBarbie). Over the past 6 years, the event has been organized by two groups of individuals, lead in 2011 by @SecBarbie, 2012-2014 by @moey and @elizmmartin, and 2015-2016 by @SecBarbie and @zfasel. Countless other volunteers and companies have assisted in many ways that are too great to list, including funding, presenting, organizing speakers, leading side-tracks, helping the day of, and much more.

To all of those who have helped in the past, thank you, as it would not have been possible without you.

Here we are in 2017 – BSides Chicago #7 – and now it’s time for a new team to take the helm!

Let’s get this party started!!

And keep checking back for updates to the website in the coming days..

Welcome to BSides Chicago 007!!

New Date : Saturday, July 15th, 2017

New Venue!

This year we move to a fabulous new venue!

Chicago Hilton
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

We still are in need of volunteers interested in: A/V volunteers to photograph and record talks, social media, sponsor outreach, CFP reviewers and registration and setup help.

It takes a lot of work to put on this conference and we could not do it without you. Get involved, and meet some awesome new people at the same time!

Interested in Sponsoring us?

We are looking for sponsors to make BSides 007 great! BSides Chicago offers different levels of participation for every individual, group, or organization. We specifically designed several different options to enable any sized organization to participate and support this event.

If you are interested in helping support BSides Chicago – download the Sponsorship Kit here, or contact us.

Why Sponsor BSidesChicago?

  • Brand recognition and awareness
  • Stay in touch with the industry
  • Connect with security leaders and top talent
  • Be a part of the next big thing
  • Media Attention

One attendee wrote:

The vendors who support the SecurityBSides conferences aren’t the same old vendors who throw cash at the same old conferences around the world. The vendors who sponsor the SecurityBSides conferences are similar to the people who organize, attend and speak at the conferences. I had never heard of some of the sponsors before I saw them sponsoring SecurityBSides conferences but some of them provide innovative solutions to information security problems faced by many business around the world. I think actions speak louder than words so I’m happy to say that we have recently signed a 3 year deal with a company I first became aware of through their sponsorship of a SecurityBSides conference!

Learn more about BSides Chicago sponsorships. Download the Sponsorship Kit here for details.


And if you are interesting in presenting — the CFP is OPEN!!

CFP for BSides Chicago 2017 is now OPEN!

This year’s 3 tracks: Then,  Now, and Neither Then nor Now

Have questions? Check out the FAQ