BSidesRDU 2021: Return

Friday, Sept 24th

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Health & Safety

BSides RDU is focused on the health and safety of all attendees. With this in mind, BSides RDU will be following the Federal, State, and Local mandates and recommendations in regards to COVID-19. We ask that all in-person attendees be vaccinated, or have had a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the conference. For those that cannot meet these requirements, we hope to offer a streamed/virtual version of the event.




BSides RDU at Fletcher Hall
Doors Open
8:50 to
10 mins
Ashley Harrington
9:00 to
40 mins
Morning Keynote
Jason Chan
From What to How in Cybersecurity: Self Care, Culture, and Strategy
9:40 to
40 mins
Session #1
Brad Richardson / Madhav Bhatt
Red Team Engagements: How to Train Your Blue Team to Hunt Adversaries
10:20 to
10 mins
10:30 to
40 mins
Session #2
Ell Marquez
First Contact with Container Security
11:10 to
40 mins
Session #3
Jason Pittman
Seeing Through The Deception - A Model for Detecting High Interaction Honeypots in the Wild
11:50 to
70 mins
Lunch Break
13:00 to
30 mins
Session #4
Ochaun Marshall
A Shock to the System: Static Analysis for Real AppSec
13:30 to
30 mins
Session #5
Dahvid Schloss
PowerShell’s Return to Power
14:00 to
30 mins
Session #6
Melodie Wilson
Why Can’t We Be Friends? Building Relationships with Developers to Improve Application Security
14:30 to
15 mins
14:45 to
30 mins
Session #7
Steve Myrick
We Are The (Security) Champions
15:15 to
40 mins
Afternoon Keynote
Ira Winkler
Human Security Engineering: Mitigating the Insider Threat
15:55 to
5 mins
Ashley Harrington
16:00 to
60 mins
Hacker Jeopardy
Patrick McNeil
17:00 to
15 mins
Prizes, etc.
Core team
17:15 to
225 mins
After Party
17:15 to
60 mins
Dinner & Social Time
18:15 to
120 mins
Screening of Hackers
20:15 to
45 mins
Social Time / Clean Up

Events & Workshops

Events take place starting at 9:40 AM
at The Carolina Theatre on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors

Oak City Locksport Logo

Lockpick Village

Join Oak City Locksport to have fun and learn about the relative security (or insecurity) of the locks we use in everyday life.
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DFIR Against the Dark Arts Logo

DFIR Against the Dark Arts

Ever wondered what it is like being a cybersecurity or incident response analyst? Here is your chance to learn in this exciting 4-hour class!
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Eversec CTF

Eversec CTF

A series of scenario based CTFs about a fictitious company that continually gets hacked and needs some friendly hacker help.
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Secure Code Warrior Logo

Secure Code Warrior Tournament

Improve your secure coding skills by this tournament that allows you to compete against the other participants in a series of vulnerable code challenges.
Learn more »


Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

BSides RDU 2021 Sponsors: JupiterOne; Secure Code Warrior; Trend Micro; Secureworks; Valiant Solutions; Guidepoint Security; Avalara; Pendo; Optiv Okta; Silverfort


Security BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by cyber security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.

Security is top of mind across the entire sphere of IT and the world beyond. Therefore, more people and organizations are interested in the next new thing in security. BSides is the place where these people come to collaborate, learn and share.

With many tech-companies, colleges and universities in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, it is also an international center of innovation in the security industry.

Security B-Sides Raleigh-Durham (B-Sides RDU) is proud to have had great speaker lineups at our events including keynotes by Dan Kaminsky, Dave Kennedy, Paul Vixie, BenTen, Jay Beale, G.Mark Hardy, Cliff Stoll, Shahid Buttar, Chris Wysopal and Bruce Potter.


The Carolina Theatre is a performing arts and cinema complex in downtown Durham, North Carolina. It is an AMAZING venue in the Raleigh Durham area!

We are growing! The main conference will be at the Fletcher Hall -- an auditorium with 1,048 seats hosting a diverse lineup of live events and film. Fletcher Hall has been restored to its 1926 décor, and is the only downtown building designed in the Beaux Arts style.


Our Principles

We don't think this should be too complicated. Conduct of all who participate in our community should be based on open dialog, a willingness to learn, and helping each other out. For Security BSidesRDU, our rules of conduct, principles, and values are listed here.



We believe that there are simple rules for governance at any meeting of people striving to be a community:

  1. Don't be an asshole.
  2. Be willing to learn.
  3. Be willing to share.
  4. Be willing to help.
  5. Be willing to listen.
  6. Accept criticism.
  7. Be kind.

BSidesRDU is not an elementary school. It’s not a land full of rainbows and unicorns. Neither is it hell on earth. If you believe someone is misbehaving, acting inappropriately, or acting illegally, start by talking to that person. Confirm your perspective. If you are unable, or unwilling, to do that, that’s OK -- find a BSidesRDU Staff member and talk to them.



Security BSides operates under three simple principles:

  • Expand the conversation.
  • Enable people to join the discussion.
  • Get people involved.

BSidesRDU supports those principles as part of our regional BSides operation. What that means is that BSidesRDU is your conference. It is up to everyone involved to make it happen, to engage in the debates, to speak up and give voice to the issues. Feedback to the organizers is always welcome.



Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for, and by, information security professionals. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. BSides creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next big thing are happening.

We value

  • We lower the barriers for people to participate.
  • We involve people in organizing the events, to help them participate, involve a diversity of input, and teach a new generation of organizers.
  • We build and use tools that enable greater participation, share ideas, and enable others to share the magic we collectively create. We share our work openly.
  • We help grow the community, because a stronger group helps everyone involved.

We participate

  • There are no bystanders.
  • We all participate in different ways, including: audience, speakers, organizers, sponsors, volunteers.
  • We encourage everyone to share their skills, expertise, and talent.

We steward

  • We make decisions that strengthen the brand for everyone, not just ourselves.
  • We remember that we are not owners of the brand, or the event, but simply caretakers that carry the torch for a period of time, until we - pass it to others.
  • We treat others with grace and respect at all times.
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