Mar 24, 2016

Spring Training Update

We are appalled by the recent attacks that took place last Tuesday in Brussels. With regards to the current situation, we will keep an eye on the travel advice to Belgium during the coming weeks.
Since our Spring trainings are still a few weeks away, we currently see no reason to cancel this event.

Mar 9, 2016

BruCON 0x08 CFP/CFT Announcement

This is the Call for Papers (CFP) for talks and workshops and Call for Training (CFT) for the 8th edition of BruCON, a 2-day Security and Hacking Conference full of interesting presentations, workshops and security challenges. BruCON is an open-minded gathering of people discussing computer security, privacy, and information technology. The conference tries to create bridges between the various actors active in computer security world including (but not limited to) hackers, security professionals, security communities, non-profit organisations, CERTs, students, law enforcement agencies, and many more.
The conference will be held in Ghent on the 27th and 28th of October 2016. The training sessions will be held from 24th until 26th of October 2016 (all trainings start on the 24th).

[CONFERENCE]
Topics of interest for the conference include, but are not limited to :

  • Electronic/Digital Privacy
  • Wireless Network and Security
  • Attacks on Information Systems and/or Digital Information Storage
  • Web Application and Web Services Security
  • Lockpicking & physical security
  • Honeypots/Honeynets
  • Spyware, Phishing and Botnets (Distributed attacks)
  • Hardware hacking, embedded systems and other electronic devices
  • Mobile devices exploitation, Symbian, P2K and bluetooth technologies
  • Electronic Voting
  • Free Software and Security
  • Legal and Social Aspect of Information Security
  • Software Engineering and Security
  • Security in Information Retrieval
  • Security aspects in SCADA, industrial environments and "obscure" networks
  • Forensics and Anti-Forensics
  • Mobile communications security and vulnerabilities
  • Information warfare and industrial espionage
  • Social Engineering
  • Virtualisation Security
  • ...

Possible formats are:

  • 1hr talk
  • 2hr workshop (preferably hands on)
  • 4hr workshop (preferably hands on)



[TRAINING]
Please take into account the following guidelines: 
  • BruCON hosts predominantly offensive technical security training sessions. We don't have any specific focus areas for now, so please submit any training you deem interesting !
  • Training should be either 2 or 3 days with a preference for the latter.
  • You are allowed to submit multiple training suggestions, however please specify if they can be hosted simultaneously.
  • If you have additional hardware that need to be taken into account, please specify including the additional costs.
If you submit a training, please include, at minimum, the following information: 

  • Description
  • Course content
  • Target audience
  • Trainer biography
  • Hosted before? If so, where and when

Possible formats are:
  • 2-day training
  • 3-day training

[SUBMISSION GUIDELINES]
Submissions will contain as much detail as possible and will be written in English.
We use EasyChair to collect and review talk, workshop and training proposals.
You will submit your proposal online: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=brucon0x08
Your submission will contain at least the following details:

  • Your name
  • Where do you live (country)
  • How to reach you
  • The title of your talk/workshop/training, including type [talk|2h workshop|4h workshop|2 day training|3 day training]
  • An abstract of your talk/workshop/training, including a brief biography
  • A number of keywords to characterise your submission
  • Whether you submitted and/or presented this proposal at other conferences, and which
  • Additionally you are encouraged to include, in plain text or PDF format, supporting materials such as slide decks, white papers, curriculums, prerequisites for talk/workshop/training, outline,...

Our speaker treatment hasn't changed since the first year. You're our guest and we will do anything to make your stay and experience as enjoyable as possible. This includes helping you with travel and accommodation and providing ample opportunities to sample the best of whatever Belgium has to offer. You know what we're talking about so ... submit now!

This CFP closes on April 30th 2016 at midnight CET -- CFP feedback will be sent before May 30th 2016. All accepted talks and workshops will be published before June 15th 2016.

Small print: We do not accept product or vendor related pitches. If your presentation involves an advertisement for a new product or service your company is offering, please do not submit. Also, we do not accept presentations submitted by a third party including (but not limited to) company representatives, management bureau's, etc. BruCON presentations should be focused on topics that are of interest to security and technology professionals who are paying attention to current trends and issues. We want BruCON to be educational and entertaining to the attendees and the community.