BSides Barcelona 2021

Virtual September 30, 2021, October 01, 2021
Tags: First_time_speaker

CFP closed at  July 20, 2021 10:05 UTC

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.

CFP Description

After the 2020 stop, this year BSides Barcelona is back with its 2nd edition and we are looking for talented, humorous, inspiring, and/or provocative speakers to host talks, lightning talks, and workshops. We welcome and encourage first time speakers to apply.

We are very open to different topics around privacy, security, community, and how technologies relate to society.

The following is a list of topics of interests in our community. If you are unsure whether your topic is of relevance to the event please get in contact with us.


  • (Anti) Forensics and Incident Response
  • Application Security
  • Biometrics
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Blockchain Hacking and Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Compliance / Regulations / Standards / Awareness / Risk Management
  • Critical Infrastructure Security / Mission Critical Systems
  • Database Security
  • DDoS Extortion / Botnets / CEO Fraud / Compliance Extortion
  • Hardware Security
  • Machine Learning / AI
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Edge computing
  • Malware Analysis & Techniques
  • Mobile Security
  • National Security / CyberDefense
  • Network Security / Monitoring
  • Offense and Exploitation
  • Open-source Intelligence (OSINT)
  • Penetration Testing
  • Physical Security
  • Transportation Hacking (Car, Bus, Airplanes, Ships, etc.)
  • VoIP Security
  • Wireless Security


  • Forensics and privacy
  • Biological data management and disclosure
  • Genomic and medical privacy
  • Access control and identity management with privacy
  • Cloud computing and privacy
  • Information Privacy
  • Data protection technologies
  • Defining and quantifying privacy
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Building and deploying privacy-enhancing systems
  • Differential privacy and private data analysis
  • Anonymous communication
  • Information leakage, data correlation, and attacks on privacy
  • Profiling and data mining
  • Social network privacy
  • Web privacy
  • Traffic analysis
  • Transparency, robustness, and abuse in privacy systems
  • Censorship Circumvention Technologies
  • Encryption


  • Machine Learning / AI
  • Policy languages and tools for privacy
  • Privacy & Data Sovereignty
  • Privacy and society
  • Economics and game-theoretical approaches to privacy
  • Interdisciplinary research connecting privacy to economics, law, psychology, etc…
  • Privacy, Security and Democracy
  • Algorithms and biases
  • Human factors, usability, and user-centered design of technologies
  • Decentralization protocols and applications
  • Surveillance
  • Impact of technology on communities

Preference is given to talks that are up-to-date, innovative, provide solutions as well as insight to problems.

If your subject is not on the list but you believe is relevant, please do submit and we’ll be glad to consider it!