BSides Bristol 2024

Bristol, UK August 30, 2024, August 31, 2024
Tags: Career, Technical, Rookie, Juniors, Diversity

CFP closed at  June 18, 2024 13:59 UTC

Event Name: BSides Bristol 2024

Date: Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August 2024

Duration: 2 Days

Location: Bristol UK, University of the West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus.

Overview: After the huge success of BSides Bristol 2023, 2024 is back with a 2 day event! This premier Cyber Security event brings together professionals, enthusiasts, and experts from the field to explore and discuss the latest trends, challenges, and innovations. This event is an opportunity for attendees to connect, learn, and share insights in a collaborative and inclusive environment. This year we will introduce a rookie track, a juniors program, specialist career development activities, CTF and more!

Key Features: Expert Speakers: Delve into the world of Cyber Security with presentations and workshops. Gain valuable knowledge and insights into the latest threats, technologies, and strategies to secure digital environments.

Interactive Workshops: Participate in hands-on workshops and villages designed to enhance your practical skills and deepen your understanding of cutting-edge Cyber Security tools and techniques.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals, Cyber Security enthusiasts, and potential collaborators. Build a network that will support and inspire you throughout your Cyber Security journey.

Capture The Flag (CTF) Challenge: Put your skills to the test in our Capture The Flag competition. Engage in a friendly and challenging environment that simulates real-world Cyber Security scenarios.

Junior Program: Specially designed talks, workshops, activities and events designed for our younger attendees (under 18s must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult).

Exhibition Area: Explore the latest Cyber Security products and services from our sponsors and supporters.

CFP Description

Who should apply? We welcome anyone to submit their details in application. The event is a community event and we support applications from all levels of experience. Priority will be given to those currently working or living in Bristol or the surrounding areas, but we want to include a wide range of interesting and current topics so no applications will be rejected without review.

First-time speaker? Great - we want to hear from you! BSides is a supportive community event and we encourage everyone to take part in a safe and supportive environment. Mentoring is available if needed.

Selling - no thanks! We welcome talks from everyone, but we do not accept product or vendor selling as part of the talk. These applications will be rejected.

Conference Tracks The event will run multiple tracks and these will be announced closer to the date.

All talks will be recorded and available online after the event. If you would prefer that you talk isn’t recorded just let us know in advance.

About Presentations Talks should be around 30 mins which will leave some time for questions. Talks will usually start every 40 mins to allow movement between tracks.

There is no standard format. Talk about what excites or interests you, and try to keep it clear and simple so the audience have the best chance of understanding - never assume people already know!

Presenters are expected to bring their own laptop. Although it may be possible to work with those who only are able to bring slides on USB. A limited range of adapters may be available, but it’s best to bring your own if you can. If you think you may need help with this, please let us know in advance.

Attendees Attendees will be from all levels of experience and background, from complete beginners wanting to get into the industry or learn more, to experienced experts or senior leaders.

Selection process Following the deadline, each submission will be reviewed by a panel and rated according to agreed criteria; diversity, novelty, technical depth, thought provoking local relevance. When reviews are complete, the panel and directors will agree on the highest scoring talks for the schedule.

All speakers will receive access to the event, free of charge.