About Us


Security BSides is an idea and a information security un-conference that started back in 2009 in Las Vegas.

Security BSides Charlotte (BSidesCLT) was an idea that started with this tweet from @can0beans back in 2012. With help primarily from, but not limited to, @amolesa, @c0ncealed, @_fmm, @damonbrinkley, @th3mojo BSidesCLT was born. @BSidesCLT partnered with the excellent Southeast Linux Fest from 2013 - 2015. 2016 marked the first year that @BSidesCLT hosted a conference beginning to end of it's own. In 2017 we became an official 501(c)3 organization.


Our mission is to serve the information security community in and around Charlotte, NC by offering low-cost educational opportunities for students of information security. Likewise, we seek to give professionals and experts the opportunity to share their love and craft with those interested students. We do this through our annual conference held in Charlotte, NC. We give preference to local folks who are willing to share what they have learned with others.

Topics of Interest

- Cryptography
- Vulnerabilities
- Secure system design
- Identity and access management
- Information security program design and implementation
- Exploitation
- Physical security
- Secure software design
- Lock sport and lock picking
- Capture the flag events
- Interesting problem solving
- Unique ideas
- Not hacking 101
- Buffer overflows
- Digital forensics and incident response
- Breach detection
- Anonymity