BSides Cape Girardeau is an annual, small security conference in Southeast Missouri that aims to unite attendees through a shared interest – cybersecurity.

Join us for our FIRST EVER conference on Saturday, April 17th 2021 @ 10:00 AM CDT, hosted virtually on YouTube and Discord, where you can share your passion with security professionals, academics, and enthusiasts. We will also be accepting submissions for speakers, hosting a Capture The Flag (CTF) challenge, and hosting a Secure Code Warrior tournament, in which attendees can partake.

The conference is FREE! To attend, you must register for the conference by obtaining an Eventbrite ticket here.

A free ticket gets you access to the conference talks, CTF, and Q&As. A paid ticket gets you the aforementioned access plus a BSides Cape Girardeau 2021 t-shirt and sticker.

Click here to join the Discord and click here to subscribe to the BSides Cape Girardeau YouTube channel, where all of the talks will be streamed and archived.


Call For Papers (CFP)

Have an idea or topic you want to share with like-minded individuals? Passionate about security, but always feel like there is no one who will listen? Itching to partake in a great community, as a speaker? Look no further! Submit a presentation to the BSides Cape Girardeau CFP Committee! Talks can be, but are not limited to, about the following topics:

  • Vulnerability Research
  • IoT
  • ICS/SCADA
  • Networking
  • Forensics/Detection
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Development
  • Wireless Security
  • Malware Analysis
  • Intelligence
  • Web Applications
  • Red Teaming/Penetration Testing
  • Experiences/Story Telling
  • Anything security related – technical or non-technical!

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please fill out the form below! If you prefer to see the full form, you can find it here. Submitting in either will work just fine.


Capture The Flag (CTF)

A couple of core components to a successful security conference are enabling attendees to walk away with more knowledge than they came with and for conference-goers to leave renewed in their passion and mission within Cybersecurity. CTF events are the embodiment of these core components, and BSides Cape Girardeau is no exception. We will be hosting aCTF challenge! This CTF will be opening at the start of the conference – and the overall feel will be “relaxed”. This is a homegrown CTF. More instructions to come on April 17th.

Secure Code Warrior Tournament

Our world is one that is embedded with code – from C to newer languages such as Rust, the world around us is developed from code. However, at the end of the day, the humans developing this code are human – and make mistakes.

Join us for a Secure Code Warrior tournament! This tournament will introduces players to the fundamentals of secure programming, in the language of each participant’s choice! Do not be discouraged if you are not a fluent programmer, this challenge is designed for those who know very little code, to those who deal with code on a day-to-day basis.

Check out our Discord for more information!