Security B-Sides Delaware 2017 Call for Presentations & More
Security B-Sides Delaware is an annual information security un-conference that will return again Nov 10th and 11th 2017

This form is to collect the details of whatever you're excited to present, do, or share at BSidesDE. To give you some general format ideas, we encourage the following types of submissions via this form:

* Talks taking 20 or 50 minutes with 10 minutes of Q&A/room change over
* Interactive Classes/Workshops of 1, 2, 4, or more hours (with or without pre-registration)
* Activities/Contests/Villages for Everyone, Adults and/or Hacklings at SpawnCamp
** Sub events, such as talks inside a village
* Academic posters

Over the years BSidesDE has expanded in ways well beyond our imagination and partly that's due to the awesome things you are passionate enough to present. Thank you!

If you've arrived at this page and haven't been to a Security B-Sides conference before, be sure check the wiki page for links to the videos of previous years talks from 2010 to the present and to see what Security B-Sides Delaware is all about:

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We love to see brand new speakers, seasoned speakers and everyone in between!

If you know someone else that should submit a talk, class, workshop, activity or firetalk please share this page via:

For 2017 CFPs will be accepted on a rolling basis with public Twitter voting as a guideline for audience interest.

We can't wait to see your ideas!

Shortly after you've submitted your talk you should find it posted here for voting:
Once accepted, submissions will have your name & speaker bio added to the page.

If you aren't sure about what you'd like to submit or want feedback first, please indicate that in your submission now so we have some starting details, but then contact @BSidesDE via twitter or cfp {at} bsidesdelaware [dot] com to indicate you're interested in the Live CFP process outlined here:

Email address
What is the title of your intended talk/class/village? (This will be posted online AS IS for talk voting so spell check it please)
Ex "Security BSides Delaware 101 or how to survive your first conference"
Your answer
How would you like to be credited as the speaker and author of the talk/class/village? (This will be posted online AS IS for the schedule and/or talk voting)
Ex "Bob Alice @b0b" include your @twitter or handle if you want it associated with (or instead of) your name, if you'd like to remain anonymous please specify that here, but some contact info will still be needed below
Your answer
Your Abstract (This will be posted online AS IS for voting so spell check it please)
This should explain to the potential audience what the talk/class/village is about in a way that gets people as passionate about seeing it as you were when you did the research. Will your talk contain a demo, code or application release? Tell us about it!
Your answer
What is the intended audience or level skill level of your talk/class/village? (This will be posted online AS IS for talk voting so spell check it please)
Ex "Information security practitioners with X experience" or "Students and those that want to learn about Y" or "Everyone because of Z" Etc...Help people to better determine why they should see your talk
Your answer
Speaker Bio (This will be posted online AS IS after your talk/class/village/event is accepted so spell check it please)
Assuming your talk/class/village/event is accepted, what do you want the public to know about you and your role(s) in the industry?
Your answer
Can you make people want to see your talk/class/village/event in less than 130 characters? Go:
Help us tweet about your talk by including topic based #hash tags to get people #excited. Also if your title is really long you might want to think about an abbreviated version, b/c we like Twitter and want to show your talk off! Please skip your twitter handle here, this is to focus people on the content :-)
Your answer
The following information will be used by the organizers and/or the CFP committee. None of it will be posted publicly on the wiki.
Some of it is required for talk scheduling, acceptance, and/or communication. Some we are just curious about to help make this con even better :-).
I understand the concept of plagiarism and the negative impact it could have on me as well as the information security industry. I promise to ensure any and all sources are cited properly and that the original researcher (when applicable) has been consulted and agrees to my use of his/her work.
please check all that apply
How long will your talk/class/village/event be?
Where do you want to give your talk/event/class/village?
Related to what you proposed above, please note AV and recording may not be available outside the primary 2 track rooms used for talks
Assuming talks are video taped, do you wish to be included?
This helps our AV crew to plan ahead and helps you in case something you talk about might be too awesome for the public or your employer to watch later. Classes/Events and Villages are usually not recorded.
Has this talk or a version of this talk been presented at other conferences or industry related events
Ex "I presented talk XYZ at DefCon/DerbyCon etc. and have since made ABC changes to it" - Presenting a talk that you've presented before is totally fine since not everyone goes to every con, we'd just like to know about it :-)
Your answer
I am able to attend and/or speak at Security BSides Delaware on the following days:
The culture of this conference is full attendance of the whole con, both days for most people. The final schedule is typically issued after most people have made their travel plans. We need your availability for scheduling of talks and would like to make sure we can include you in any evening dinner activities. Please update us ASAP if this changes.
How will your talk be different from and/or better than other talks on this topic?
If you aren't sure, it would be advisable to check who else has presented on this topic recently. If you are the only one that is presently researching this topic kudos!
Your answer
What talks have you presented at other conferences? Please include conference, talk title and when
We like to know what else our speakers have been up to. Seasoned speakers can feel free to limit this to the last few years/major talks. If this is your first time speaking at a conference we're excited about that too! So we can help your first talk be successful, please tell us about why you want to speak or any prior CFP experiences you've had
Your answer
Are you planning to release any new code, tools, exploits, 0days or classified information related to your talk?
We love hot new exciting stuff and are happy to be your sounding board. However, to avoid issues for you and us, we ask that you engage in coordinated vendor disclosure attempts before releasing any proof of concept or working code to the public that has a strong potential to be misused. In order to be considerate to the venue, we ask that any public exploit code related to your talk is released after the conference from a network unrelated to the venue. In order to avoid issues for our friends with security clearances they need to be made aware if and when they should leave your talk before classified information is released. If this applies to you please describe your efforts or future plans and any vendor responses thus far.
Your answer
Projector, screen & HDMI/VGA 8mm audio hookup is provided. Do you require any additional setup to give your talk?
e.g. Mic and speakers may depend on room assignment. Please plan to bring your own laptop/tablet/presentation device & its compatible video out to HDMI/VGA display adapter. Some rooms have a presentation computer if you need to present from a flash drive/web copy. If you need an event/village room or special network requirements this is the place to let us know.
Your answer
How did you hear about Security BSides Delaware?
Or how could we have reached you better?
Your answer
Have you attended Security BSides Delaware before? Any BSides or related security event?
Please check all that apply
Contact info
We need working contact info from you in order to coordinate talk acceptance status, scheduling and/or various conference related reminders. Your contact info will not be shared with anyone that doesn't specifically need it for the purposes of conference related communication. It is more important that we have a reliable way to reach you than knowing your actual name if that makes you or an employer feel uncomfortable.
Email address(s)
Please supply a working email address that you will have access to (and you actually check and/or have on your phone) from now until after the conference. We will use this contact you for most communication regarding your CFP and scheduling your talk from cfp {at} bsidesdelaware [dot] com. If there is more than one speaker for your talk, please supply ALL SPEAKER EMAIL ADDRESSES so you aren't stuck playing messenger :-)
Your answer
Mobile Phone number
Please specify if it's Google Voice or a Cell phone in the event we need to reach you via SMS. If you elect not to supply a phone number, please ensure we have a reliable way to reach you otherwise. We probably won't need to use this unless we can't track you down by email or see you at reg Fri morning.
Your answer
Is there anything else you'd like the organizers or the CFP committee to know about you or your talk topic?
Write whatever you like here. Do you want people to join your talk as a panel, do a podcast related to your talk or have comments that didn't seem to belong anywhere else on this form? Cool, have fun!
Your answer
Sponsorship vs Speaking
Acceptance to speak at Security BSides Delaware is based on the value your talk provides to the conference audience.

That decision is made independently from any implied, proposed or agreed upon sponsorship. This helps the conference remain as vendor neutral as a sponsored event can be without losing value to either the sponsors or the merit of the conference itself. In the past employees or representatives of a sponsoring company have been both accepted to speak and rejected from speaking as well as requested to speak.

If the only way you can speak/travel/take off work is to represent your employer that's understandable, but please keep in mind what Security BSides is about before submitting your talk. The best way you can positively represent your company is by giving an intelligent talk that is well researched and provides educational value to the audience. This can be accomplished in many ways that your boss/sales/marketing teams can still appreciate when focused on the training/engineering/thinking side rather than directly on the sales or marketing side.

Please be prepared to be challenged before, during and after your talk by the audience. Talks that can stand up to questioning are far more memorable in a positive way than the ones that can't. Hands on education of something that works amazingly well is encouraged, but also expect some unsolicited advice if it does not.

Did you read all that and still want to submit your talk? Great, just click the box.
Shirt Size
We usually like to give shirts to the speakers as a way to say thank you (assuming shirts make it into the budget). If you would like one, we'd like to make sure we reserve one in your size. Our shirt preferences are Gildan Softstyle 64000 which are similar in style and size to the American Apparel shirts that Woot uses. Please pick up your shirt from registration when you sign in as a speaker.
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