2020 caught the BSIDES Cape Town 2020 organisers off guard and we were hoping to the end that an in person event would have been possible. So far we have used corporate sponsorship for our location, which SARS-CoV-2 has made a difficult prospect for companies that need to protect their own employees. As infosec professionals we aim to keep our clients, users and families safe (as challenging as all those can be); thus we aim to be as safe and SARS-CoV-2 protocols compliant.
Obviously online we are safe from SARS-CoV-2, but as we all spend all our time defending cyberspace, we still aim to host some kind of physical element of the conference. We are finalising a search of venues and will communicate all the necessary info regarding location, talks, workshops and ticket prices when all the info is available.
It is our focus (as BSIDES Cape Town organisers) to pull off an amazing hybrid conference and rise from the ashes.
Theme: Rising from the Ashes
It is also our focus to communicate promptly and get everyone excited for one of our favourite events of the year. We do this for the community and the friendships we have made, despite the fact we won’t see everyone’s faces in public this year.
The formula for 2021: location + streaming + discord + workshops + ctf = Hackers unite
Join us for another year of BSIDES by submitting to our CFP and get ready to get a hold of our tickets when ticket sales open!
CFP in Google Doc form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PlSCEx2tmjN8oht5VI9VCNLyunt1Ri8_N7pmObhac0Y/edit#
Also keep an eye on our twitter/linekdin account for updates! https://twitter.com/BSidesCapeTown /
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