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Event details - 



BSidesCapeTown 2016 is an innovative one day information security conference, open to the public, and focused on providing an open platform for sharing ideas, insights, and developing longstanding relationships with others in the community. It is a rare opportunity to directly connect and create trusted relationships with key members of the community.


3rd December 2016


Dimension Data, Cape Town

2 Fir St 
Cape Town, WC 7925
South Africa 







CFP has been released, you can view it: http://www.bsidescapetown.co.za/call-for-papers-2016/


Invite your friends or spread the word by using the following hashtag on Twitter: "#BSidesCapeTown"




Preliminary Sponsors




Platinum Sponsors


Dimension Data


Gold Sponsors





If your company would like to sponsor BsidesCapeTown to help us create a world class conference for our community and reach a truly interested group of security professionals, please contact sponsorship@bsidescapetown.co.za









Topics we would like to hear about

  • Privacy versus Security in the South African Context
  • Security in Software Development
  • Security for the Average Joe
  • Breaking into the InfoSec field – For students, developers, and everyone else
  • Internet of Things Insecurity
  • Virtual Reality and Security
  • Instant Messengers for Privacy and Security
  • Full Disk Encryption Software – After Truecrypt, what now?
  • The Insecurity of Software Libraries, and Open Source Code
  • The Proposed Internet Censorship Bill in SA
  • The Importance of using Unique Passwords



Planners and Volunteers


Name  Twitter/Email  Role
BSides CapeTown @BSidesCapeTown Supporting organization
0xC0FFEE Cape Town @0xC0FFEE_CPT Supporting organization
Grant Ongers 
Yestin Johnson @yestinj Organiser
Ross Simpson @HypnInfoSec Organiser
Mike Davis @elasticninja


Heinrich Strauss n/a Organiser
Cindi Page
@1stTruLove Volunteer (catering, planning, blog, etc)
Andrew MacPherson
Volunteer (badge)



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