Call For Papers - Security BSides San Francisco April 2015by Michael Boman

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The 2015 BSides SF aims at bringing together researchers in the field of reliability, network security, privacy, cryptography and information security, practitioners, developers, and users to foster cooperation, exchange techniques, tools, experiences and ideas. The conference seeks submissions from independent researchers, academia, government, industry presenting novel research on all practical and theoretical aspects of the aforementioned topics. The primary focus is on practical, high quality, discussion of theoretical and practical impact, including concepts, techniques, applications and practical experiences.


All topic areas related to reliability, network security, privacy, cryptography and information security are of interest and in scope. Suggested topics include but are not restricted to:

  • Anonymity and Privacy
  • Applied Cryptography and Implementations
  • Attacks, Persistence, Data Exfiltration
  • Authentication, Identification and Access Control
  • Botnets and Malware
  • Block and Stream Ciphers
  • Complexity-Theoretic Cryptography
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Cryptographic Hash Functions
  • Cryptographic and Security Protocols
  • Digital Signatures and Message Authentication Codes
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • Computer Espionage
  • Formal Security Methods
  • Game Hacking
  • Hardware Hacking
  • Internet Infrastructure
  • Internet of Things Security
  • Incident Response
  • Information-Theoretic Security
  • Lockpicking
  • Mobile Security
  • Network, Web and Wireless Security
  • Public-Key Encryption
  • Physical Cryptography
  • SDLC
  • Security Architectures and Models
  • Security Hardware
  • SIEM
  • Social Engineering
  • Software and Systems Security

Submissions can be posted here:

Authors are invited to submit electronically, via GForm above, a non-anonymous extended abstract. All submissions will be treated as confidential, and will only be disclosed to the committee and their chosen sub-referees. Referees are not required to read appendices; the paper should be intelligible without them.


Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the conference.

Dates and Deadlines

Submission: Noon EST, 1 Mar 2015

Notification to authors: 1 Apr 2015

Conference: 19-20 Apr 2015 (a Sunday and Monday just before RSA 2015)


BSidesSF will be located at OpenDNS headquarters 135 Bluxome Street (SOMA)
San Francisco, CA, USA

Published 01 February 2015