The BSides Idaho Falls crew is soliciting workshops for our 3rd conference to be held

October 1 & 2, 2021 at the new Cyber CEI Campus on Yellowstone in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Generally, these are instructor-led sessions involving a small number of attendees.
The driving force behind workshops is to provide hands-on training for folks attending the conference.
In past years, we’ve had workshops such as:
  • cloud computing security
  • Capture the Flag "in the cloud"
  • a red vs blue exercise
  • reverse engineering challenges

  • We’re open to pretty much anything related to
    computer security that provides hands-on training.

    We’re looking for half or full day workshops and we need your proposals: a 150- to 200- word abstract describing the workshop, themes, goals, and relevance to the BSidesIF community and a list of organizers for the workshop (with bios, or summary of expertise lending to their role in the workshop proposal).

Important Dates


CFP will close: August 6th 2021

CFP submitters will be notified: August 13th - 16th 2021

About Bsides Idaho Falls

The first BSides in Idaho Falls was held in 2018 and had approximately 120 attendees, the next year boasted about 200. Unfortunately, 2020 happened so there wasn’t a local conference. This year we’re shooting for a triumphant comeback... and we need your help!
We welcome both seasoned professionals and novice beginners to network, share their wisdom, and learn from one another during our two days of affordable geek collectivism. Newbie speakers, we have folks who have been there, done that, and we will help you succeed!

Suggested topic areas

BSidesIF submissions should focus on topics that are of interest to the security and hacking communities. The list below is meant as a guideline, not an exhaustive list.


  • Hacking of Software/Hardware
  • Incident Response
  • Operational Security
  • Computing Hardware Security, Repurposing, Designing/Building
  • Technology Policy and Politics
  • Security Education
  • Security and Hacking Capture-the-Flag Topics
  • Security Automation
  • Digital Forensics
  • Bug Bounties
  • Secure Development Practices / DevSecOps / SecDevOps
  • Security Aspects of Cloud Computing
  • Practical Security
  • Machine Learning (securing, and using for security)
  • War Stories, Histories, Scientific Advancement, Trade, etc. of Kernels
  • Security Metrics (Inform Risk Analysis, Identify Priorities, Measure Progress, etc)
  • Risk Management
  • BeyondCorp / Zerotrust models in practice
  • Privacy and Anonymity
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Focused Security Research (Visualization, IoT, Vehicles, Toys, Web apps, etc)

If your talk doesn't fit precisely into one of these areas, but you still think is a good fit, please submit it for consideration! The suggested topics are meant only to provide some direction, not as a strict pedantic gate through which all submissions must pass.

Conference format

We’re looking for half or full day workshops and we need your proposals: a 150- to 200- word abstract describing the workshop, themes, goals, and relevance to the BSidesIF community and a list of organizers for the workshop(with bios, or summary of expertise lending to their role in the workshop proposal).