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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.

There will be four tracks of mostly technical talks. Mr. Ben Johnson, CTO and co-founder of Obsidian Security, and co-founder of Carbon Black, will deliver the keynote. See the schedule for more details.

GRIMM will host a Hack the Plan[e]t Capture the Flag (CTF), featuring Howdy Neighbor and the Industrial Control System (ICS) Range. This first of its kind CTF will integrate both Internet of Things (IoT) and ICS environments with interactive components for competitors to test their skills and knowledge.

Fox Pick will host our annual favorite lock picking village!

Of course, there will be sponsor tables, scores of giveaways in the talks, a free tricky tray raffle, a free t-shirt and Chick-Fil-A lunch for those who register before September 23, and more.

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.

  • Intrusion Operations by FortyNorth Security - September 30 - October 3
  • Malware Traffic Analysis Workshop by Brad Duncan - 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)
  • Security Onion Basic Course by Security Onion Solutions - September 30 - October 3

Class Requirements

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

Included with Each Class and Malware Traffic Analysis Workshop

  • 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.
  • First Round Speakers selected and notified on or before July 18.
  • Registration opened July 18 at Noon Eastern Time.
  • Special rate at the conference hotels ended on September 13 and 15. The rate still may be available. See below!
  • 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 - Special rate expired September 13; however, rooms may still be available at our special discounted rate. Send an e-mail to marriott@bsidesaugusta.org to check availability of the special rate for your dates. Ensure to mention BSidesAugusta and your dates in the body of the e-mail.
  • Hyatt House Augusta / Downtown - Special rate expired September 15. Click here to book this hotel. You can also try calling this hotel to get the discounted rate. Simply mention BSidesAugusta.


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Where will the training and conference be held?

Training classes/workshops (9/30-10/3) will be held at the Georgia Cyber Center. The BSidesAugusta conference (10/5) will be held at Augusta University's Harrison Educations Commons Building on R.A. Dent Blvd.

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?

Transport - BSidesAugusta is held at the Harrison Education Commons Building, about 2 miles from the preferred hotels and training venue. The most convenient way to get to the conference venue is by car. Rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft are available for a fare.

Parking **UPDATED 9/2/2019** - If you choose to drive to the venue, note that parking is first come, first served. Note that, unlike years past, parking is NOT available in the gravel lot adjacent to the building as that will be a construction site. You may park in ANY open-gated lot, even in spots marked “Reserved” by the University. The only exceptions are disabled, dormitory, and public safety parking, which still require a proper permit to be displayed. Please use the Goss Lane Parking Deck, the Dent Blvd Deck, and other parking as published on the parking map located here: https://bsidesaugusta.org/parking

If I register for a class or workshop 9/30-10/3, do I need to buy a separate ticket to BSidesAugusta?

No! Registraton for all classes listed above includes entry into BSidesAugusta and Security Onion Conference, as well as validated parking in the Georgia Cyber Center parking deck on your training day(s). It also includes coffee and water service on your training day(s).

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.

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 ticket) through 9/23/2019. Contact us using "Contact the Organizer" to request a training refund.

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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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