We are very happy to announce that the 2018 edition will be bigger with 2 days of trainings on the 20th and 21st of March followed by 2 days of conferences on the 22nd and 23rd of March.
We will have two tracks during the conference which means most people should be able to view all the content they want, but tracks will be recorded anyway.
Also for the first time, we will open the submission for trainings and talks, so don’t be shy and submit !
In 2014 we conducted the first Area41 conference with more than 350 participants. The conference is a direct successor to the hashdays conference, which we started in 2010.
Since the interest has been growing we had to make a few adjustments. We changed our location running the conference in the heart of Zurich, which makes it very easy for our international guests to join us quickly and without hassle. After we sold out hashdays in 2012, we were looking for a location that can provide the cozy comfort of the Radisson Blu in Lucerne, but provide more space and opportunities for our guests. We will be able to host more guests at a better price and we have great options for accommodation nearby.
Secondly and more prominently, we are retiring the name hashdays. While we are very, very (!) enthusiastic about our new location and looking forward to take things to a new level, we feel that hashdays belonged to Lucerne and to the specific atmosphere we created there. We will keep the hashdays brand alive by continuing to provide all archived materials, such as videos, presentations and notes available, but we decided to name our Zurich conference Area41, a name that represents our close association to DC4131, the local Swiss DEFCON group. It should also make things a little bit easier for all of you who got funny questions about the word ‘hash’ on your expense report…
Information security and privacy continue to grow in importance, as threats proliferate, privacy erodes, and attackers find new sources of value. Yet the security of information systems and the privacy offered by them depends on more than just technology. Each requires an understanding of the incentives and trade-offs inherent to the behavior of people and organizations. As society’s dependence on information technology has deepened, policy-makers have taken notice. Now more than ever, careful research is needed to characterize accurately threats and countermeasures, in both the public and private sectors.
The Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS) is the leading forum for interdisciplinary scholarship on information security and privacy, combining expertise from the fields of economics, social science, business, law, policy, and computer science. Prior workshops have explored the role of incentives between attackers and defenders of information systems, identified market failures surrounding Internet security, quantified risks of personal data disclosure, and assessed investments in cyber-defense. The 2018 workshop will build on past efforts using empirical and analytic tools not only to understand threats, but also to strengthen security and privacy through novel evaluations of available solutions.
The ICCRCPS 2018: 20th International Conference on Cybersecurity and Resilience of Cyber Physical Systems aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Cybersecurity and Resilience of Cyber Physical Systems. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Cybersecurity and Resilience of Cyber Physical Systems.
Swiss Cyber Storm is an international IT security conference in the domain of cyber attacks and defense. On the management and tech track, international experts talk about the latest findings, techniques, visions, opinions and lessons learned. To complement the talks, the conference features the opportunity to link with the swiss finalists team of the European Cyber Security Challenge. Swiss Cyber Storm provides a lot of room for the networking with national and international experts.
In 2018, we have witnessed our own quantum revolution. Quantum Cybersecurity is no longer a research topic only, but has clearly become a “must” for leading companies worldwide.
Now is the time to learn about it in the relaxing, healthy and stimulating environment of Les Diablerets winter resort in the Swiss Alps.
The Winter School will take place between 19-25 January 2019 and will feature two tracks:
The Executive Track will provide a high-level overview of quantum threats and cyber security during the first two days
The in-depth Technology Track will last the full week and go into all of the technical details
CPX 360 – the industry’s premier cyber security summit and expo – brings together the world’s leading cyber security experts to one venue. Gain a deep understanding of current challenges cyber security professionals face. Experience insightful Cyber Talk keynotes, conference sessions, and hands-on labs covering the latest innovations. Register today!
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Following last year’s success, Insomni’hack returns for 2019 with two days of (at least) 2 tracks of conference.
2 days training will also take place from the 19th of March.
As usual, the CTF will be running the Friday 22nd of March in the evening. The teaser will be on the weekend of the 19th-20th of January 2019.
Devopsdays is a worldwide series of technical conferences covering topics of software development, IT infrastructure operations, and the intersection between them. Each event is run by volunteers from the local area.
Most devopsdays events feature a combination of curated talks (see open calls for proposals ) and self organized open space content. Topics often include automation, testing, security, and organizational culture.