|CFP Deadline||Oct. 14, 2018, 11:55 p.m.|
Call for Papers
As is the focus of BSides conventions worldwide, we would like to invite consultants, hackers, hobbyists, academics and students to a conference hall to share their ideas, experiences and knowledge.
All submissions will be reviewed by our CFP review board. There will be one round of submission and acceptance of talks. Talks are accepted in the English language.
Topics & Format
Below are a few ideas of talks or workshops just to get the brain juice flowing. Keep in mind these are just examples – not a complete list. We are interested in all the talks related to security:
Common Attacks within the local cyberspace and effective Mitigations
Establishing an effective security culture
Delivering effective security on a small, shoestring budget
Formal ‘cybersecurity’ training and the security skills shortage
Delivering security outcomes without a dedicated security team
Security for Small to Medium-sized Businesses
How DevOps/DevSecOps culture and practices can improve security
Infrastructure as Code and automating infrastructure to improve security
Benefits and challenges of Enterprise Security Architecture
Effective Identity and Access Management processes and tools
Secure development practices
Innovative approaches to solving old security problems
Security benefits and challenges of cloud computing
Practical threat modeling techniques
Practical security metrics and using data to identify what actually works
Reducing complexity and technical debt to improve security
Effective, pragmatic and sustainable defensive security strategies and tools
Using security metrics to inform risk analysis, identify priorities and measure progress
Using machine learning to improve security
Using big data and data visualization to improve incident detection and response
Effective security incident management and response
Lessons learned from security incidents
Zero trust networking/the death of the network perimeter
Using and defending against Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques
Demonstrating penetration testing tools and techniques
Threat modeling and OpSec techniques for high-risk people
Focused research into the security of cars, medical devices, smart toys, Internet of Things (IoT), web applications, cloud services, hardware, etc.
When you submit, you can decide on your talk length. We are happy to support anything from a 30-minute lightning talk through to a 60-minute demonstration or talk. In addition to this, we are also interested in submissions for 2 hours to 3 hours of workshops.
Tips for Submitting a Successful CFP
Following these tips will help us understand why we should select your presentation for BSides Dubai 2018.
Give your proposal a simple and straightforward title.
Ensure that your talk is authentic, your peers will want original ideas, real-world scenarios, relevant examples or to learn something cool.
Include as much detail about the presentation as possible.
Explain why people will want to attend your talk and what they’ll take away from it.
Keep your proposal free of marketing, sales, buzzwords, jargon and Fear Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD).
Limit the scope of your talk and ensure that you cover the interesting idea, concept, technique or find in the presentation time you have selected.
If you only have enough material to present for 30 minutes, please don’t propose a 60-minute talk and then stretch your material to fill time.
We are not accepting any vendor pitches or corporate cheerleading talks. You are welcome to talk briefly about what your company does, or use corporate slides. However, your talk must focus on sharing your ideas, experience, and knowledge with the community, and not selling products and services.