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BSidesAugusta 2019

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J. Harold Harrison MD, Education Commons

1301 R.A. Dent Blvd

(Training located at Georgia Cyber Center)

Augusta, GA 30901

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We welcome all information security professionals, students, and enthusiasts to the seventh annual BSidesAugusta! A giant thanks to Augusta University, especially the Cyber Institute and Hull College of Business, for making the Harrison Educations Commons Building on R.A. Dent Blvd available to us for the fifth year in a row.

This year's badges will be functional circuit boards which attendees can use to build a binary clock in a workshop on the third floor. See the schedule for more details.

Live Training Classes

Training week is 9/30 - 10/3. This year, there will be four live training classes at the new Georgia Cyber Center. Hurry! Seats are limited. You can buy your tickets on this site, except where noted. Click any link to learn more about the course.

  • Security Onion Basic Course by Security Onion Solutions - September 30 - October 3
  • Intrusion Operations by FortyNorth Security - September 30 - October 3
  • SANS Institute SPECIAL: The Essentials of Automating Information Security with Python - October 2-3 (sold separately; click here to read more and register)
  • Malware Traffic Analysis Workshop by Brad Duncan - October 3

Class Requirements

See the individual class descriptions for pre-requisites and items you need to bring to training.

Included with Each Class

  • Free non-transferable ticket to Security Onion Conference October 4
  • Free non-transferable ticket to BSidesAugusta October 5
  • Coffee through 2 PM on class day(s)
  • Bottled water all day on class day(s)
  • Validated parking at the Georgia Cyber Center parking deck on class day(s)

Training Cancellation

Individual classes may be cancelled if they do not meet a minimum enrollment up to one week prior to the first day of class. If a class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment or for any other reason, training refunds (for the cost of the training only) will be automatically issued to registered students. For all other refund requests, please see the refund policy below.

BSidesAugusta Schedule

  • Call For Papers opened April 29.
  • Call For Papers closed June 24.
  • Speakers selected and notified on or before July 18.
  • Registration opened July 18 at Noon Eastern Time.
  • Special rate at the conference hotels end on September 13 and 15.
  • Regular registration (includes lunch and t-shirt) closes September 23 or until sold out, whichever is sooner.
  • Training - September 30 - October 3
  • RTF Fundraiser Dinner - October 3
  • Late registration (attendance only) closes October 4 or until sold out, whichever is sooner.
  • Security Onion Conference (another great Augusta con) - Friday, October 4
  • BSidesAugusta - Saturday, October 5, 7:45 AM - 5 PM

Preferred Hotels

The following hotels are offering a special rate for conference and training attendees for the nights of September 29 through October 5:

  • The Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center - Rate expires September 13. Click here to book this special rate. You can also visit the hotel's website and book with group code BESBESA.
  • Hyatt House Augusta / Downtown - Rate expires September 15. Click here to book this hotel. Use group code G-SIDE.


  • Lawrence Abrams | @vpnpoker
  • Mark Baggett | @markbaggett
  • Doug Burks | @dougburks
  • Ron Martin
  • Mike McDargh | @mmcdargh
  • Phil Plantamura | @philplantamura
  • Joanne Sexton


Will it cost me to bring my child or a guest to the conference?

Yes. As great as the venues are, they have a finite amount of space for attendees. Every attendee must have a ticket.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the training and/or conference?

Yes, please bring your ticket as it's your admission to the event and you will need it at check-in. You also can use the Eventbrite app.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Each attendee needs to have their own ticket in their own name.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the training venue?

The training venue is the Georgia Cyber Center, which is less than two city blocks from the Marriott and about five blocks from the Hyatt House. If you are not staying at one of the hotels, the most convenient way to get to the training venue is by car. There is a parking deck adjacent to the Georgia Cyber Center. Your training registration includes validated parking in that deck.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the conference venue?

The conference is held about 2 miles from the preferred hotels and training venue. The most convenient way to get to the conference venue is by car. Unlike in years past, parking is NOT available in the gravel lot adjacent to the building as that will be a construction site. Please use the Goss Lane Parking Deck and the Dent Blvd Deck, both of which can be found on the map (just above and to the right of the Harrison Education Commons):

What can I bring to the training?

See the individual class descriptions for pre-requisites and items you need to bring to training.

What can I bring to the conference?

Bring a laptop if you plan to participate in the CTF or a workshop.

What is the refund policy?

Sorry, there are no refunds for the conference. You may request a training refund for training purchased through this site (for the cost of the training only) through 9/23/2019. Contact us using "Contact the Organizer" to request a training refund.

Privacy Policy

We (the BSidesAugusta Board of Directors) are collecting your data only for BSidesAugusta registration/notification/capacity planning purposes. We don't give it to any sponsors, vendors, etc. We don't even give it to all our staff, just the ones who need it to check you in. The rest just get number totals.

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Augusta, GA 30901

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