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Where's the padlock? About the wiki and HTTPS:  Logins are encrypted, but PBWorks does not support HTTPS on custom domains. We want to move to a new platform, but BSides is a volunteer run organization and migration will be a significant undertaking. If you would like to volunteer to lead the migration project, please contact [email protected]


As of August 2022, there have been over 750 BSides events around the world, hosted in 205 cities spanning 60 countries.
Through all of those events we have heard many success stories, talks given, projects launched, friendships made, careers accelerated, and much more.
Several years ago, we gathered comments for the “What BSides Means to Me” page on the wiki (http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/87930010/What%20BSides%20Means), now I would like to hear your BSides success stories and share them with the world.

Please send your BSides success stories to [email protected] and we will add them to the new BSides stories page.
We can’t wait to hear your BSides stories.


Please report errors or omissions to [email protected]


Event Organizers: Please keep us updated with current event and contact information by email to [email protected] or use the contact update form


Virtual BSides:

BSidesSTL (St Louis, MO, USA) will be a hybrid event on October 8, 2022

BSidesCalgary (Calgary, AB, Canada) will be a hybrid online and in-person event on 21-22 October, 2022, see http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/103967945/BSidesCalgaryWiki

BSidesVaranasi (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India) will be an online event on 5-6 November, 2022

BSidesAustin (Austin, TX, USA) will be a virtual event on December 2, 2022. See http://www.securitybsides.com/w/page/150297795/BSidesAustin2022


Welcome to the Security BSides Community Wiki


What is BSides?

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members.  The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time.  It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening. 


To see what BSides means to the community, check out the page: What BSides Means to Me


Please send an email to [email protected] if you would like to organize a Security BSides event in a city which is not already on the map. We will schedule a conversation to explain the rules and guidelines, and answer questions. Resources are available to help you make the event a success. You can see a brief overview of the ethos and rules on the Guidelines page. 


Check out the Security BSides Groups and Social Media page to see more ways to keep up with Security BSides


Upcoming Events:  See the calendar and lists below


If you are interested in helping with these events (or any others) as sponsors or volunteers, please check the individual event wiki pages for local coordinator contact information. If there is no contact information available, please send a message to [email protected] and we'll do our best to put you in contact with the organizers.


Past Events :  The complete list of events is here on the Event History page.




Information and Resources


Questions? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Examples? Take a look at the BSides Las Vegas 01, BSides San FranciscoBSides Bay, and BSides Austin for details of what completed events look like.


New here? Join the Security BSides Mailing List, LinkedIn GroupFaceBook BSides Group, SlideShare, or Twitter.


Attending? What to expect at a BSides event.


Organizing? Read about... organizing.


Sponsorship? Interested in Sponsoring this group or one event?


Media/Press: Read about the media coverage we get!


Information Security and the Law: See how presenters can protect themselves against legal concerns.


BSides' History


BSides was born out of number of rejections to the CFP for Black Hat USA 2009.  A number of quality speakers were rejected, not due to lack of content but lack of space and time.  Any constrained system must operate within the bounds to which it has defined itself.  Conferences constrain themselves to the eight hours a day for however many days they run.  Our goal is to provide people with options by removing those barriers and providing more alternatives for speakers, topics, and events.

More BSides History can be found at our History Page


Anti-spam policy


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Past, Present, and Future BSides Events

Note: THIS list right here is the 'definitive list' of upcoming Security BSides events. The links in the event lists _must_ point to a properly formatted Security BSides page (see Using The BSides Wiki for details). If your country isn't listed, perhaps it's time for you to organize a BSides there!




North America



  • June 4, 2022 - BSidesBuffalo (Buffalo, NY)
  • June 4, 2022 - BSidesBoulder (Boulder, CO)
  • June 4-5, 2022 - BSidesSF (San Francisco, CA)
  • June 10, 2022 - BSidesColumbus (Columbus, OH)
  • June 17-18, 2022 - BSidesCLE (Cleveland, OH) 
  • June 18, 2022 - BSidesSATX (San Antonio, TX)     
  • July 8, 2022 - BSidesPGH (Pittsburgh, PA) 
  • August 9-10, 2022 - BSidesLV (Las Vegas, NV) 
  • August 27, 2022 - BSidesAtlanta (Atlanta, GA)
  • September 9, 2022 - BSidesDenver (Denver, CO)
  • September 9-10 - BSidesNoVA (Arlington, Virginia)
  • September 16-17, 2022 - BSidesStPete (St Petersburg, FL)
  • September 23-24, 2022 - BSidesKC (Kansas City, MO)
  • September 24, 2022 - BSidesCLT (Charlotte, NC) Hybrid virtual and in-person
  • October 1, 2022 - BSidesAugusta (Augusta, GA)
  • October 7, 2022 - BSidesPDX (Portland, OR)
  • October 8, 2022 - BSidesSTL (St. Louis, MO)  Hybrid virtual and in-person
  • October 14-15, 2022 - BSidesFortMyers (Fort Myers, FL)
  • October 15, 2022 - BSidesRDU (Raleigh, NC) 
  • October 22, 2022 - BSidesTriad (Greensboro, NC)
  • October 22-23, 2022 - BSidesSD (San Diego, CA)
  • November 5, 2022 - BSidesDFW (Dallas/Ft. Worth area, TX, details TBD)
  • November 7-8, 2022 - BSidesIdahoFalls (Idaho Falls, ID)
  • November 18-19, 2022 - BSidesOrlando (Orlando, FL)
  • November 19, 2022 - BSidesDayton (Dayton, OH)
  • November 19, 2022 - BSidesCHS (Charleston, SC)
  • December 2, 2022 - BSidesAustin (Austin, TX) Virtual event
  • April 5-7, 2023 - BSidesOK (Glenpool, OK)
  • May 20, 2023 - BSidesRoanoke (Roanoke, VA)
  • August 8-9, 2023 - BSidesLV (Las Vegas, NV) 



  • 18 June, 2022 - BSidesHalifax (Halifax, NS)
  • 10 September, 2022 - BSidesMTL (Montreal, PQ)
  • 15 September, 2022 - BSidesStJohn's (St. John's, NL) Tenth Event
  • 21-22 October 2022 - BSidesCalgary (Calgary, AB)  Hybrid virtual and in-person
  • 28-29 October, 2022 - BSidesOttawa (Ottawa, Ontario) 


Caribbean Sea


Latin America



  • 25 June, 2022 - BSidesAthens (Athens, Greece)
  • 10 September, 2022 - BSidesBDX (Bordeaux, France)
  • 16 September, 2022 - BSidesVarzdin (Varazdin, Croatia)
  • 17 September, 2022 - BSidesZurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • 22 September, 2022 - BSidesTallinn (Tallinn, Estonia) 
  • 24 September, 2022 - BSidesKraków (Kraków, Poland)
  • 8 October, 2022 - BSidesKøbenhavn (København, Denmark) 
  • 10-11 November, 2022 - BSidesLisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • 19 November, 2022 - BSidesVienna (Vienna, Austria)
  • 26 November, 2022 - BSidesBerlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • 21-22 January, 2023 - BSidesRoma (Roma, Italy)
  • 27 May, 2023 - BSidesDublin (Dublin, Ireland)

United Kingdom

  • 9 July, 2022 - BSidesCheltenham (Cheltenham, UK)
  • 15 July, 2022 - BSidesBasingstoke (Basingstoke, UK) First!
  • 6 August, 2022 - BSidesDundee (Dundee, Scotland) Hybrid virtual and in-person
  • 1-3 September, 2022 - BSidesNCL (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
  • 9-10 December, 2022 - BSidesLondon
  • 11 February, 2023 - BSidesCymru (Cardiff, Wales)



  • 8-9 January, 2022 - BSidesAlgiers (Algiers, Algeria) CTF Finals Only
  • 16-17 September, 2022 - BSidesNairobi (Nairobi, Kenya) First!
  • 3 December, 2022 - BSidesCapeTown (Cape Town, South Africa) 



  • 22-23 September, 2022 - BSidesSG (Singapore) Virtual Event



  • 13-15 May, 2022 - BSidesVaranasi (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh) Postponed, new date not set
  • 1 October, 2022 - BSidesAhmedabad (Ahmedabad, Gujarat)
  • 5-6 November, 2022 - BSidesVaranasi (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh) Virtual Event
  • 11 November, 2022 - BSidesDelhi


Middle East

  • 24-25 June, 2022 - BSidesCairo (Cairo, Egypt)
  • 30 June, 2022 - BSidesTLV (Tel Aviv, Israel) 



  • 16 July, 2022 - BSidesBrisbane   
  • 10-11, September, 2022 - BSidesMelbourne
  • 22 October, 2022 - BSidesGoldCoast
  • 28-30 September 2023 - BSidesCanberra
  • 27 November, 2022 - BSidesSydney


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