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Security BSides is a not for profit, community-driven event built for and by members of the information security community. This creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages innovation, inclusivity, networking and collaboration. Our aim is to help develop the Information Security community in Kenya. If you would like to learn more or get involved, please email info (at) bsidesnairobi.ke

2022 Annual Conference:
Theme: Redefining Security.

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2022 Conference:

The 2022 conference will be our inaugural conference. It will be a 2 days event starting from 16 to 17 September 2022 at USIU-Africa. This will be a paid physical conference with 130 seats. Tickets can be purchased here.


Theme: Redefining Security.

Throughout history, man has been forced to take a step back and reexamine their norms. This process has resulted in improvement, innovation and civilization as we now know it. With each passing hour, society consumption of information technology increases. And with each increment, so does our responsibility as IT Security professional increase. Our theme for this conference is meant to bring into focus the need for redefining information security by taking a step back and relooking into our truths. A step back to acknowledge and celebrate what the industry has achieved. A step back to acknowledge that what worked 10 years ago, might not work today. A step back to acknowledge that we still have work to be done to make the industry more inclusive, ethical, innovative and end user-centric. It is only by looking into the past, can we correct the present and lay ground for a better future.



Tickets can be purchased here.

The tickets will give you access to the venue on both days. Meals will only be provided on Day 2


Direction and Access to USIU-Africa

Locations Pin can be accessed here. The event will happen in the School of Humanties and Social Science, LT8. We will have a speakers desk manned by our volunteers. You will be issued with a badge and then ushered into the hall.
You will need your national ID card to acceess the University campus.
Incase of any issues at the main entrance, call or text +254728136672


Day 1.

The first day will consist of a CV clinic and career development workshops led by some of Kenya’s leading subject matter experts. The target audience will be students in their final years of undergraduate studies, young professionals just starting out and professional progression in their careers.

Day 1 will also feature a Bring Your Talk Session. This session is meant to encourage more talks from the community especially from up and comining professionals and students.


Day 2.

The second day will consist of 2 keynotes, a panel, and 7 talks. The keynote will be from leading executives in Kenya while the talks will be from leading subject matter experts. The talk will cover both the technical and non-technical aspects of cybersecurity.


Speaker Line Up.

Speaker line up can accessed here


Call For Papers:

Our CFP is currently closed. You can find the selected talks here

2022 Cyber Challenge:
More Than A CTF.

2022 Cyber Challenge:

The 2022 Cyber Challenge: More than a CTF will be our inaugural cyber challenge. The challenge was held on the 25th June 2022 at the Microsoft Africa Development Center, in the Microsoft Garage. This was a physical team based event.A cyber challenge is meant to be more elaborate and as realistic as possible. To facilitate this and make it a team based challenge, the challenge will cover most of our CFP topics.


2022 cyber Challenge Top 3 Teams:

  2022 cyber Challenge Top 3 Teams


The Cyber Challenge used some open source tools including:

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Want to Volunteer ?

We are looking for volunteers to help us better serve and reach the community. Can you help us and volunteer in any of these areas:

Can you help us and volunteer in any of these areas:
  • Community Management and Engagement
  • Graphic Design and Illustration
  • Training
  • Career coaching and CV clinic
  • Area not listed but still want to chip

If you are interested and willing to work with the founding team, submit your interest Here . You'll be expected to commit some time to BSides Nairobi activities, working with various teams involved. The time commitments will be agreed upon and a mutually agreed scheduled defined.