Security BSides events are organized by local computer security experts for the benefit of the local community. It is a way of bringing in speakers who may not ordinarily visit our community and it’s a way of bringing the community together.

Elbsides is derived from the successful HH.Security Meetup and some of the organizers of BSidesMunich. 2019 was the first time this conference took place in Hamburg, and with a growing team experienced in organizing events and conferences, it was successful with 150 participants, several talks and workshops. In 2020 it wasn’t possible to hold an in-person event and for June 2021 it was decided to go virtual, teaming up with BSidesMunich and creating BSidesMEsh21.

To find out more about what BSides events mean to participants, see Security BSides’ What does BSides mean to me page. Other BSides events are listed at the Security Bsides’ Front Page.