BSides Orlando is back baby and is happening April 11th & 12th at the beautiful University of Central Florida! Luckily for us, UCF is a wet campus and well known for it’s obese squirrels. Use that knowledge how you will.
tl;dr: CFP IS CLOSED THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
This is the call for papers, or CFP. If you are looking to submit for a workshop, you are in the wrong place! We have another form for you to fill out, which can be found here.
How it goes down
Unfortunately, we are limited in space, so instead of having 3 individual physical tracks, we will be having “tracks”, which are basically tags for an attendee to know which talk will work for them at their skill level and knowledge. We’ll be hosting our actual tracks in the cloud.
Each speaker has 45 minutes to give their presentation. If they go over, we will be very upset, but pretend not to be. Please keep the topics below in mind when submitting your paper, as we’d like to actually organize our talks this year.
CFP closes on March 1st so act fast!
All good buildings are built upon a solid foundation, otherwise it would just crumble to the ground, or in the case of Florida, a swamp. This is a playground for the beginners. Talks submitted to this “track” should be targeted towards people who are new to the security field, but not new to the technology field. If you love to teach people stuff without committing to a workshop, this is the place to be. Whether it’s sagely knowledge on how to advance your career, or showing off your new tool, you’ll find a place where eager people will gather. This is also a good “track” to submit to if you’ve never given a talk before.
With a good foundation, we move into actually building. Unfortunately in this analogy, all our buildings are made out of glass, and everyone has bricks for hands. This is where the defender comes in, slowly tempering that glass so that it is safe from the brickhanded. Blue Team Man to the rescue! Seriously, this “track” is dedicated to a defending or protecting aspect of security or building something new all together. The “un-sexy side”, but necessary side. Submit your talk to this track if you want to share tools, techniques or knowledge on protecting your network, building a security program, or anything that all those kids graduating college don’t want to do. We’re giving you the chance to bring sexy back to defense.
Of course, every once and a while a building needs to be straight up taken down and shown that it’s not as safe as it thinks. (I couldn’t think of a clever building analogy that worked as well as the others.) This is your offensive “track”, the “sexy” side of security, the thing all the college kids want to do when they graduate. This “track” is to show off your James Bond techniques of red teaming, your Hiro Protagonist level 0days or your Death Star of an awesome tool. (Yeah, I mixed in pop culture references with building analogies) Submit to this “track” if you have attacking tecniques, tools or knowledge to share. If you don’t want your face all over the internet along with the contents of your talk, this is also the track to submit to. Please indicate on the form.
The Ground Truth track is focused on innovative computer science and mathematics applied to security. Topics of interest include machine learning, natural language processing, Big Data technologies, cryptography, zero knowledge proofs or just about anything that usually baffles review committees for other conferences.