BSidesSF 2021 Kicks Off on Saturday!

Join us on Saturday for our FIRST virtual BSidesSF! The program starts at 12:00pm PST with opening remarks from BSidesSF President and Lead Organizer, Reed Loden.

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Saturday’s Talks

Opening remarks will be followed by Switched On: Behavioral Science, Hypervigilance, and the Human Impact of Cyber-Defense and Crisis Management, sponsored by Netflix. This 50 minute live panel discussion will focus on the mental health impact of the pandemic in the workplace. We will hear from experts in mental health, security, and neuroleadership on how to cope in what is an unprecedentedly stressful time. The panel session will be followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A via Reddit.

A Reddit post will accompany each session, and we encourage you to participate as the presenters will be facilitating Q&A. The talks for Saturday are as follows:

In addition to talks, we will also have village presentations from Lockpick Extreme and OWASP.

All of the talks will be streamed on our YouTube channel, and all of the Reddit posts can be found on our subreddit, r/BSidesSF. A complete schedule of events can be found on our website.


Also kicking off at 12:00pm PST on Saturday is our CTF. The CTF will run through Monday for 50 hours total, and winners will be announced during Tuesday’s closing session. This year’s winning CTF team will receive a $1,500 gift card. Second place will receive a $750 gift card and third place a $250 gift card. Thank you to Google for sponsoring this year’s CTF!

Swag Store

If you would like to show your support for BSidesSF, we encourage you to visit our virtual store at The store features six new t-shirt designs, as well as masks, socks, and a swag box, all available for pre-order now. Proceeds will benefit this year’s recipient charities – EFF, Hackers for Charity, and the Malala Fund.

BSidesSF 2021 SwagBox

No Registration Required

This year’s event is entirely free of charge to all participants thanks to our four Marquee sponsors – Adobe, Corelight, Gusto, and Snyk. No registration is required. Please join us Saturday at 12:00pm PST on both our YouTube channel and our subreddit, r/BSidesSF.

We look forward to seeing you there!


The BSidesSF Staff