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BSides Cape Town Call for Workshops – 2021

The CFW for BSides Cape Town 2021 is now Open.

The CFW for BSides Cape Town 2021 closed at 23:59PM on the 30th of September 2021.

BSides Cape Town happens on the 4th of December and the workshops will run in conjunction with the conference.

Theme: Rising from the Ashes

In 2021 BSides Cape Town is rising from the ashes of 2020 that was largely locked down in response to SARS-Cov-2 pandemic. We take a look back at an interesting period for the world at large and infosec. While the world’s attention has been focused on the viral pandemic, insecure ICS, and the malicious actors taking advantage of it, are still the order of the day. Working from home has brought new challenges to securing ICS while at the same time uniting many global tech teams to transform and secure the world. Share your experiences and visions of the future. Rise as the infosec ninja you always dreamed to be.

We encourage workshops from all over South Africa, as well as globally, but this year we would especially like to encourage anyone to submit talk proposals, and to actively participate in the conference. The online team meetings and remote teams have made the world flatter and smaller so why shouldn’t our speakers originate from all corners of the world?

If you’d like to speak to BSides, have an idea, but need some encouragement or advice, feel free to speak to one of the organisers for assistance or to reach out to InfoSec Unlocked. As stated on the website, “Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members”, but this doesn’t exclude the devops and development communities. We all ensure security through our own efforts and we would welcome talks on these fronts.

What are the workshops?

BSides Cape Town has featured training workshops in conjunction with past events. These are instructor-led sessions involving around 10 attendees each. The driving force behind workshops is to engage in a more hands-on manner with attendees at BSides Cape Town.

Proposal Submission

When submitting a proposal to host a workshop at BSides Cape Town, please keep the following in mind:

  • The proposal must not exceed 2 pages.
  • The file type of the proposal must be of file type PDF.
  • Proposals can be sent to for consideration.
  • The proposal document should follow the following template:

Title of the workshop;

A 150- to 200-word abstract, suitable for the website;

Themes and goals, and relevance to the BSCT community;

Organizers and a list of foreseen Program Committee members and their affiliations;

Names and brief bios of organizers, including their past experience in the information security field.

Again: Workshop applications close at 23:59PM on the 30th of September 2021. (

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