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Feb 19th, 2017

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CFP Now Closed

The call for papers is now closed and we have received some excellent submissions. Everyone who put in a paper should now have heard from us via the email address in your original submission (if you haven’t please get in touch immediately).  We are now reviewing the short-list which will be finalized and communicated this Wed […]

Feb 17th, 2017

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The Goodies Start to Arrive

This week the goodies started to arrive.  With the tickets all claimed we now know the sizings for our attendees (now that makes for an interesting demographic :)) so we were able to order the T-Shirts, and also the bags to hold them (together with the rest of the swag from the sponsors). My office […]

Feb 3rd, 2017

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Sold Out

Well we managed to sell all the tickets in two days. We’re very pleased about this – but a little humbled as the heat is now definitely on to deliver a great conference. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket – it is still worth signing up for the waitlist as there will be […]

Jan 31st, 2017

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Tickets on sale

We put our first batch of 100 tickets up on Eventbrite at 9am today and they are now sold out. As a slight change to the original plan we have decided to release the second batch today so these are available now – get them while you can!

Jan 23rd, 2017

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Visiting the Venue

Today we went to Edinburgh to have a look at our venue. The two Rorys know it well (Rory McCune spoke there at Scottish Ruby Con in 2013) but I had booked it “sight unseen”. What a fabulous building! The main conference centre is very modern and state of the art – but the speakers […]

Jan 21st, 2017

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Announcing our Keynote Speakers

We are very pleased to announce that our Keynote speakers will be Stephen Bonner and Ken Munro.  Both of these guys have many years security experience and a wealth of information to share.  Possibly more importantly, they are also extremely entertaining speakers – no one is going to forget Ken talking about the “Internet of […]

Dec 20th, 2016

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We have a winner!

The judges have now made their decision on the best talk submission. We had to change the plan with regard to the Scottish Hamper as we had an unexpectedly large number of submissions from outside Europe where it wasn’t possible to get that specific company to deliver. As the winning entry was so outstanding and […]

Nov 1st, 2016

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Call for Papers now Open

Our CFP is now open and we are hoping to get some great submissions This is something in the nature of a teaser – but we are going to be having a prize for the best talk submission put in before Christmas (well one week before Christmas actually).   I’ll be quite honest and say that this […]

Oct 31st, 2016

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Commissum

When we at Commissum heard the first ever BSides Scotland was going to be held in our home city of Edinburgh, our attendance was a no-brainer. BSides events always attract such a forward-thinking, enthusiastic group of security professionals and fans to come together in a space dedicated to discussion and collaboration, allowing the next big […]

Oct 4th, 2016

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Venue Change and a Date

Well after lots of negotiating backwards and forwards, it unfortunately turned out that Napier University couldn’t offer us a suitable date.  We were also a bit concerned on reflection that the venue was too far from the City Centre.  So we have had a rethink and now have a date together with a new (and […]