BSides Canberra Call for Presentations is now open, please submit HERE.

If you have any questions on the review process or would like to discuss your talk with someone, please contact [email protected]

BSides Canberra CFP is to be run as openly and transparently as possible. Talks will be selected to cover a variety of topics and we aim to provide new speakers with an opportunity to present in a friendly environment.

Important Dates:

  • CFP Opens: Nov 1, 2019 at 9:00AM AEST
  • CFP Closes: Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59AM AEST
Additionally, the Call-for-Events is still open.

Meet the Review Board:

Dr Silvio Cesare


Managing Director of training and consultancy company, InfoSect. Cofounder of BSides Canberra.

Richard Landsberg

Vulnerability Researcher

Rich leads a small team of vulnerability researchers and software developers. They develop their own vulnerability discovery tools so that they can help vendors find and fix bugs in software.


Emerging Technology Security

Director of Emerging Technology Security. Adjunct lecturer UNSW Canberra. Co-founder of BSides Canberra and co-owner of Canberra’s hackerspace - InfoSect. Networking Engineering and Security Architecture background.

Petrina Olds

Senior Engineer

Security Optimisation Lead in a Cyber Security team, working across the broad spectrum of cyber security capabilities, specialising in getting value out of our security tooling with a focus on actionable alerts for our SOC staff.

Matt Jones


Matt is a partner at an independent specialised security boutique.

Pam O'Shea

Pentester & Security Consultant

Dr Pamela O'Shea is director of Shea Information Security, providing security consulting, training and penetration testing services to clients. Pamela is an industry lecturer at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) master's programme in cyber security and co-organises the OWASP AppSecDay Melbourne conference. In the middle of all this, Pamela runs the haXX group to provide free technical security classroom training and mentorship to women keen to break into the technical security field. Outside of consulting, teaching and research, Pamela plays with radio and satellite communications and runs the Melbourne CyberSpectrum meetup on Software Defined Radio (SDR).

Paul Harvey

Technical Debt Collector

Technical debt collector. I make defendable things out of open source. Software/security/Linux/electronics/SDR, generalist. MakeHackVoid volunteer.