BSides is a global network of community-driven information security conferences that are organized by and for the cybersecurity community. These events provide a platform for passionate individuals to share their knowledge, insights, and research in an open and collaborative environment. BSides conferences focus on fostering community engagement, promoting learning, and encouraging the exchange of ideas among attendees.

BSides Cape Town is the vibrant South African chapter of the BSides movement. As a community-run conference, it embraces the core values of BSides while adding its unique flavor to the mix. BSides Cape Town brings together cybersecurity enthusiasts, professionals, researchers, and hackers from all walks of life to delve into the ever-evolving world of information security.

With a rich history, BSides Cape Town has become synonymous with cutting-edge innovation, inspiration, and camaraderie. It has established itself as a hub for showcasing groundbreaking research, unveiling emerging trends, and exploring the latest tools and techniques in the field. As a true reflection of the local community, BSides Cape Town prides itself on its inclusivity, encouraging participation from diverse backgrounds and skill levels.

But BSides Cape Town is more than just a conference. It is a melting pot of creativity, collaboration, and shared passion. It's a place where friendships are forged, connections are made, and the boundaries of cybersecurity are constantly pushed. Whether you're a seasoned professional looking to expand your expertise or a curious newcomer eager to dive into the world of hacking, BSides Cape Town welcomes you with open arms.


from 55 reviews
"One of the best IT security events I’ve been to - rivalling an international security conference I attended in The Netherlands. Food was great, lots of swag, the sponsors really came through and the venue was great. Looking forward to a new big venue next year!"
- David
"Fantastic event and venue, enjoyed the atmosphere and the speakers were great!"
- Susi du Preez (NetWrm)
"Was an awesome meeting introducing the main InfoSec groups in Cape Town and getting ready for B-Sides on 3 December 2022 @ The Science Centre"
- Hein
"Best community driven event for cybersecurity in the country. "
- Anonymous
"Excellent! Venue, speakers, and organisation seems to have step-wise improved from last year. It has always been an outstanding conference and one of the highlights of my year; even more so now!"
- Alwyn

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