Austin - March 12-13, 2015


BSides Austin 2014: 

Security is still Weird - 5th year !



When: Thursday & Friday - March 20th & 21st, 2014


Where:  Wingate Conference Center - Round Rock, TX. (Austin suburb)


Registration Opens Feb 3rd:   Register HERE 

If you are a student with a valid ID, you will get in for FREE !!!  Just send us a copy of your ID to BSidesAustin (at)  Redact any personal information.


Call for Papers is CLOSED

  • Round 1 - CLOSED - Acceptance notifications Feb 3rd
  • Round 2 opens Jan 14th - Acceptance notifications Feb 24th


   Mr. Chester Wisniewski - SOPHOS - Pulling back the covers:  A look at the evolution of Credit Card theft and how to detect it.  A demonstration will be provided.




  • WEDNESDAY 3/19 - 4 hour - Windows Logging Workshop - Learn how to Enable, Configure, Gather and Harvest logs to detect nefarious behavior - LAPTOP REQUIRED, or you will NOT be admitted unless there are empty seats.
Join us Wednesday Evening for the first ever OWASP/Austin ISSA/BSides Social Happy Hour at the Wingate Hotel Lounge Round Rock, 5-8pm - sponsored by SOURCEFIRE.  Thank you KELLY !!!

  • 2 hour - "Catch Me If You Can" - Want to learn or be a better Blue Teamer?  Walk through a Pen-Test/attack and learn how to detect their malicious behavior


  • Emerging Threats - Several industry experts will discuss emerging we all face.

Follow the schedule as it develops:

LockPick Village:

Thursday Night Event:

The return of our famed 'Fire Marshal Talks'.  Submit your topic and discuss whatever IT/InfoSec/Hackery/Sploit you want.

Find the board, write your name and topic.

Starts at 6pm or after the Thursday talks conclude.  Dinner and beer provided IF sponsored.

Friday HackFormers Lunch Upstairs:

BSides is proud to bring the community together and have HackFormers holding their monthly meeting UPSTAIRS during Lunch in the High-Tech Room.

Hosted by Mano Paul and his Knights




Friday Night Reception:

Join us for the Post Con Reception for refreshments and food.  Meet the sponsors, speakers and get to know your community!
Starts at 6pm or after the Con concludes and the cleanup is complete.  

   BrewSides Austin 2014 Post Con Activity

       Saturday March 22nd 10am
       Meet at - Wingate Hotel Lobby, NOT the Conf Center

       Car pool to the breweries.  We will enjoy a BrewSides de-brief and discuss what will happen for next year.


Book one of these rooms near the venue - closest hotels first

 BSides Austin Staff and Speaker Hotel
Courtyard Austin Round Rock - Preferred - Call directly DO NOT USE the Marriott website.  $99 or $89 Pre-Paid (no cancel)
  • 512 255-5551
  • 2700 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681
  • Use code "BSidesAustin" thru Mar 1
    Wingate Round Rock- overflow
    • 512-341-7000
    • 1209 N. IH 35 North, Exit 253 at Hwy 79, Round Rock, TX 78664
    • Use code "BSidesAustin"
    Other area hotels
      •  TBD

    2014 BSides Texas State Sponsors:
    BSides Texas would like to express our extreme thanks to sponsors that support BSidesAustin, & BSidesSATX!

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    Core Sponsors for BSidesAustin 2014

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    Shwagg Sponsors for BSidesAustin 2014

    BEER Sponsor

    Door Prizes