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Security BSides Boston 2016


Friday, May 20 2016 (Training)

Saturday, May 21 2016 (Conference)


 #BSidesBOS @BsidesBoston @MicrosoftNERD 





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Friday, May 20th, 2016, 10am - 5:30 pm (Training)

Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 9am - 6pm (Conference)



Microsoft NERD, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA


Hotel Room Block:

          Cambridge Marriott (map)

          50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA (5 minute walk to venue)

          $259 per night (plus taxes and fees) 

          Call 1-800-228-9290 or use this link 

          Rate increases after April 28, 2016 



Conference: $20 (This is to ensure that you are coming)

Training: $25-75 (This is to ensure that you are coming & to buy supplies)



Tickets on sale now: 

NOTE: If you received a ticket thru Source you MUST still register on the EventBrite site to attend.



Training on May 20:

    • Physical Security Training with Keith  A. Pachulski
    • CTF: Learn to Hack for Fun and Profit! with John-Nicholas Furst [SOLD OUT]
    • Introduction to Hardware Hacking with Brent Dukes [SOLD OUT]
    • Advanced Web Hacking (GuidePoint) with Casey Dunham & David Bressler [SOLD OUT]

          Talks on May 21 

Full conference schedule is available here:



Keynote Speakers:

        We are planning to actually have TWO keynote speakers at BSides Boston this year. We are very excited to announce:


Gabriella Coleman
Gabriella Coleman



  Gabriella (Biella) Coleman holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, she researches, writes, and teaches on computer hackers and digital activism. Her first book Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking has been published with Princeton University Press.


Her second book, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous, published by Verso, has been named to Kirkus Reviews’Best Books of 2014 and has been awarded the 2015 American Anthropological Association’s Diana Forsythe Prize granted by the Society for the Anthropology of Work (SAW) and the Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing. (@biellacoleman)

Peiter Zatko, better known as Mudge, is a computer and network security expert, open source programmer, writer, and a hacker. He ran one of the most famous hacker think tanks, the l0pht, and famously testified to the US Senate about catastrophic vulnerabilities within critical infrastructure in 1998.


Mudge has contributed significantly to disclosure and education on information and security vulnerabilities. In addition to pioneering buffer overflow work, the security work he released contained early examples of flaws in the following areas: code injection, race condition, side-channel attack, exploitation of embedded systems, and cryptanalysis of commercial systems. He was the original author of the password cracking software L0phtCrack.


In 2010 Mudge accepted a position as a program manager at DARPA where he oversaw cyber security R&D, and re-built the Agency’s approach to cyber security research. In 2013 Mudge went to work for Google and was Deputy Director of their Advanced Technology & Projects division.

He is the recipient of the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award medal, an honorary Plank Owner of the US Navy Destroyer DDG-85, and was inducted into the Order of Thor, the US Army’s Association of Cyber Military Professionals.




Code of Conduct

We have ZERO TOLERANCE for physical/verbal/sexual harassment of anyone at BSides Boston. Our “Code of Conduct” is quite simple: “Do not be an Ass”*, otherwise you may be asked to leave. Asking questions of a speaker during their talk, to get clarity or debate a point is NOT being an ass – heckling or haranguing the speaker IS. If you are not sure, ask, or err on the side of basic decency and common courtesy. Please help us enforce this — if any participants are doing something would not be acceptable to have done to you (or any human being), do not let them treat anyone else that way. If you are having an issue with a BSides Boston participant of ANY badge type, please find a BSides Boston staff member, who will take an official incident report and determine next steps.


*Staff reserves the right to determine what constitutes “Being an Ass”.



2016 Team Security BSides Boston (@bsidesboston)

Lea Snyder (@_leisures)

Josh Huston (@stonhu)

Thomas Hart

Paul Drapeau (@pdogg77)

Macy Cronkrite (@macycron)

Patrick Laverty (@plaverty9)

Mitch Tanaki (@thetonganninja)

Dan Reich

John-Nicholas Furst (@johnnfurst)

Eric Kloster (@AhabInTheYard)


2016 Sponsors


We are no longer accepting new sponsors. 





































Charitable Efforts

Every year, Security BSides Boston supports multiple charities, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Securing Change






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