Austin - March 12-13, 2015


BSides Austin 2015: 

Security is still Weird and SCARY!!!



When: Thursday & Friday - March 12th & 13th, 2015

WEDS Evening Mar 11th 5pm-8pm - At the Wingate Round Rock Hotel Bar

OWASP/ISSA/BSides Security Social sponsored by:


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


Registration Open - Reserve your spot HERE


If you are a student or Military with a valid ID, you will get in for FREE !!!  Just send us an email to BSidesAustin (at)


Call for Papers is CLOSED


-Wendy Nather

The security industry is growing like never before — not just in the number of startups and ideas, but in investments and valuation. And yet some of these “new ideas” seem awfully familiar (don’t IOCs sound a lot like signatures to you?). The number of breaches isn’t decreasing; vulnerabilities are discovered on a daily basis, sometimes after having been around for decades. Maybe what we need is some outside-the-sandbox thinking. In this session, 451 Research director Wendy Nather will throw out the data from over 1,000 security vendors and start fresh with some ideas so crazy, they just might work. No sacred cows will be admitted to the keynote except in the form of BBQ brisket.

Thursday Followup KEYNOTE: 

-Jay McLaughlin



-Reuben Paul


  • Weds March 11th - Moving to later in the year in association with Austin ISSA
  • OWASP/ISSA/BSides InfoSec Social - WinGate Hotel Bar - 5-8pm
  • Suggest one! - BSidesAustin<at>Gmail<dot>com

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 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 2015 

Post Con Activity

       Saturday March 14th 10am
       Meet at - Wingate Hotel Lobby, NOT the Conf Center


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

 BSides Austin Staff and Speaker Hotel
Wingate Round Rock- overflow
  • 512-341-7000
  • 1209 N. IH 35 North, Exit 253 at Hwy 79, Round Rock, TX 78664
  • Use code "BSidesAustin"

2015 BSides Texas State Sponsor:
BSides Texas would like to express our extreme thanks to sponsors that support BSidesAustin, & BSidesSATX!

Engaging the Audience Sponsors for BSidesAustin 2015

Above and Beyond for BSidesAustin 2015

Core Sponsors for BSidesAustin 2015

Contributing Sponsors for BSidesAustin 2015

BEER Sponsor

Door Prizes

LockPick Village and CTF