BSides Chicago 2018

Founded in 2011, BSidesChicago is one of Chicago’s Premier Security Conferences and is driven by the people and volunteers, which have continued to make it one of the fastest growing security conferences in the Midwest. The conference focuses on providing attendees with the latest in information security research, development and exploits. The conference is hosted yearly in Chicago and features various presentations and demonstrations from the best minds in industry and academia.

To all the past BSides Chicago staff and volunteers who have helped make it such a great success, thank you, as it would not have been possible without you!

And now here we are in 2018
BSides Chicago #008 –
and it’s time
get this party started!!

Keep checking back for updates to the website.

Welcome to BSides Chicago 2018!!

New Date : Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Premier Venue

Chicago Hilton
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

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Interested in volunteering?

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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 Chicago 2018 even better than 2017! 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.

CFP for BSidesChicago 2018 is now Closed!

All submitters will be notified on or before Sunday, April 15th.

This year’s 3 tracks:

Yep, yep! We got this!
This track is about real world scenarios with solutions to problems that can be taken by attendees and implemented right away (in a lab first perhaps).  Do you have a unique problem with a unique solution – and involves tools or methods that our attendees can work with right away? This is the place!

Are you serious? Wow!
Are you a researcher? Are you someone who just likes to figure out things no one else has worked on? Unique approach to it all? Present your fabulous findings in this track.

Are we there yet?
Breaches are up. Why? What are we doing wrong? What are we doing right? Maybe there is a better way and you want to share your ideas. It’s all about the better mouse-trap.


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