Get ready for the Next Big Thing


Join us at the Tuscany Suites on August 2nd & 3rd, 2016 for our 8th annual iteration of

Security BSides Las Vegas


Mission Statement:

BSidesLV is a non-profit organization designed to advance the body of Information Security knowledge, by providing an annual, two day, open forum for discussion and debate for security engineers and their affiliates. We produce a conference that is a source of education, collaboration, and continued conversation for information technologists and those associated with this field. The technical and academic presentations at BSidesLV are given in the spirit of peer review and advanced knowledge dissemination. This allows the field of Information Security to grow in breadth and depth, and continue in its pursuit of highly advanced scientifically based knowledge.

 Stay with us at the Tuscany!

Our 2016 Sponsor Kit is now on-line

Our Donor Drive will open on April 1st (No Foolin!)

The Proving Ground Call for Mentors will open in January of 2016

The Proving Ground Call for Presenters will open in February of 2016

The Call for Presenters for all other tracks will open in March of 2016


BSides Las Vegas isn’t another “talk at you” conference. Everyone at BSides is a Participant.

Track after track, year after year, the security researchers, engineers, analysts and managers that present at BSidesLV are looking to engage our participants and be engaged by them. They want your feedback, insights, opinions and questions on the latest InfoSec topics and discussions of the Next Big Thing.

Our speakers don’t talk at you, they converse with you.

Come join the conversation!


 Events include:

  • I am the Cavalry workshops and discussions
  • 2-day “Hunting Ground” Career Track: Mock Interviews, Open Resume Review, Recruiter Bingo
  • Joes vs Pros CTF, sponsored by Maven Security and Wilmington University
  • Squirrels in a Barrel SECTF World Championship, sponsored by Lares
  • Lock Pick Village
  • Tuesday night Speaker, Sponsor, Donor Thank You Reception
  • Water balloon fight to benefit Hakz4Kids
  • Hacker Pyramid
  • Wednesday night pool party


BSides Las Vegas Photo/Video/Recording Device Policy

Ensure you have the permission from anyone you photograph or record. This includes those in the background of your shot. “Crowd shots” from the front (facing the crowd) are strongly discouraged. No photo/video/audio recording in the Underground Track, period.

If you’ve accidentally taken a picture without permission, delete it. If you are asked by a participant to delete/blur a picture they did not give you permission to take, do so immediately.

We ask Press photographers to adhere to this policy, as well. A Press badge is not a pass to break these rules.

Upon a first infraction, you will receive one warning from BSidesLV Staff. Upon a second infraction you will be asked to give up your device to BSidesLV Safety & Security for the duration of the Con or to leave the Con with your device, your choice. You may return to the Con once you have deposited your device in a secure location, offsite.

There are two official BSidesLV Photographers. Both will have professional cameras and Staff badges. They are aware of this policy and are not immune, except in cases where they have been requested to document activities, official parties, presentations, etc., for BSidesLV PR purposes. If you believe that either of the official BSidesLV photographers are breaking these rules, or abusing their privilege, please bring it to the attention of BSidesLV Safety & Security or any BSidesLV Staff member.


Thank you for your cooperation!


We have NO TOLERANCE for physical/verbal/sexual harassment of any human!

Our “Code of Conduct” is “Be Excellent to Each Other” AKA the Golden Rule.
Failing that, it is “Do not be an Ass* or we will kick your ass out!

Asking questions of a speaker during their talk, to get clarity or debate a point is NOT being an ass – heckling or haranguing the speaker IS. If you are not sure, ask, or err on the side of basic decency and common courtesy. If what they are doing would not be acceptable to have done to you, your best friend, your worst enemy, your sister, niece, daughter, brother, nephew, son, mother, father, or any human being, do not let them treat anyone else that way – whether you know them or not. If someone asks you to stop – stop.

If you are having an issue with a BSidesLV participant of ANY badge type, find a radioed member of our Safety & Security Team in the red BSidesLV t-shirts (or any staff member, in purple shirts). They will call our Harassment Response Team, who will take an official incident report and determine next steps.

*Staff reserves the right to determine what constitutes “Being an Ass”.

We can’t wait to see you in Vegas, Baby!


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