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BSides Knoxville

Date: May 24, 2024

Location: Knoxville, USA

BSides Knoxville 2024 is part of the BSides series of information security conferences and the tenth BSides conference to take place in the city. The event will feature discussions on such cybersecurity topics as incident response, security gamification, and risk management.

The BSides conference in Knoxville will be hosted by 10-Sec, a 501(c)3 non-profit entity located in the city. Founded in 2018, 10-Sec aims to provide mentorship opportunities, resources, and events to the local tech community to foster an interest in technology and security.

Cybersecurity Events calendar

What is BSides?

BSides is a series of loosely affiliated cybersecurity conferences that aim to expose professionals to unconventional ideas, new security technologies, and practical hands-on experience. Over 50 cities across four continents have hosted a BSides conference since 2009, attracting distinguished speakers like Matthew Green, Bruce Schneier, and Danny Pinkas.

While each BSides conference is unique, all of them — from the flagship event in Las Vegas to the regional show in Canberra — rest on three core principles:
  • Expand the conversation.

  • Enable people to join the discussion.

  • Get people involved.

BSides history

The BSides conference series sprang into existence due to the overwhelming number of submissions to the Black Hat USA 2009 event. There was simply no way to fit all of the quality presentations into the show — but rather than drop the rejected ideas, the founders of BSides decided to host them in an informal event alongside Black Hat USA.

As a result, Security BSides 1.0 took place July 29 and 30, 2009, in a house arranged by Chris Nickerson. The casual nature of the conference, the vigorous personal interactions, and the great afterparty was a wild hit with the cybersecurity community. In just a few short years, multiple BSides events were taking place all around the globe, each bringing hundreds of professionals, researchers, and journalists into high-level discussions on security.

BSides Knoxville

May 24, 2024

1208 N Central St., Knoxville, TN 37917, USA