Security BSides Athens 2021

Security BSides Athens was held in Athens on:
Saturday, 19/Jun/2021

Where it happen

Security BSides Athens 2021 took place at:
This year due to the situation we decided to do not cancel the conference and run it online as a virtual conference (live-streaming on YouTube).

Our volunteers for 2021

Volunteers are vital for the event! We are looking for volunteers who would like to help with the event at the organisation level and on the day of the conference.

The organisers are also volunteers who believe in having such an international community-based conference in Athens.

If you believe you could help us put the event together or give us a hand on the day, do not hesitate to contact us: our volunteers' email:
(staff |@| bsidesath |.| gr)

Special thanks to:

• Aggeliki Vlontzou
• Ionathan Baxevanidis
• Minas
• Nikos Vourdas
• Olga Vourda
• Triantafyllos

Join Us

Get Involved with Security BSides Athens! You can sponsor the event, help out on the day as a volunteer, present at the conference, attend talks and workshops, participate in competitions and most importantly, enjoy the day and have fun. Participate, network, learn, interact and share ideas with security minded people from all over the world. #BSidesAth


A big Thank You to everyone who made the conference a reality!

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CTF Partner

Hack The Box

We are very excited partnering up with Hack the Box offering trainings and CTF challenges, tailored to the Security BSides Athens community.

Supporting Partner


We are very excited to have OWASP onboard as a supporting partner. A special Thank You to OWASP London Chapter for the support.


Every year all the participates receive a t-shirt as a gift. This year the theme was a toy trojan horse with a USB cable attached to it, along with the saying: BEWARE OF THE G(R)EEKS, BEARING #IoT GIFTS", paraphrasing the well-known saying from the Trojan war back in ancient Greece (read more here: ), while playing around with the similarity of the words Greeks and Geeks. The key message is beware of the hidden threats modern #IoT devices bring and in some cases these can also be weaponised to cause harm.

For those interested in a brief ancient history lesson, the Trojan Horse was a wooden horse structure concieved and constructed by the Greeks (during the Trojan War) and presented to the Trojan as a gift that was left outside the city gates. The Greeks pretended that they gave up fighing the war and started preparing the ships to go back to Athens. In the meanwhile the wooden horse structure was hollow filled with Greek "special forces" soldiers which waited patienly for the Trojans to accept and move the gift within the city walls. The deception allowed the Greeks hidden inside the horse to find themselves behind enemy lines and siege the city withing a few hours.

Books Donation

Ira Winkler’s latest book “You can stop stupid”, SIGNED copies by the author for the Security BSides Athens participants community.

Special Mention


An honour to have ENISA (EU CyberSecurity Agency) supporting Security BSides Athens, as one of its key mission objectives is raising awareness to EU citizens on cybersecurity matters. ENISA enhances and strengthens Member States capability and preparedness to prevent, detect and respond to network and information security problems and incidents. A special mention and a big Thank You to ENISA for the support.

Community support

If you wish to support Security BSides Athens contact us. Community sponsors are always welcome.




Our Speakers for 2021

You can see all talks by pressing the YouTube logo on the right of each speaker!

Intro video   |   Welcome video

Keynote Speaker Dr Najwa Aaraj

How will our cryptographic toolkit be impacted by quantum computers and machine learning?

Speaker Erfan

Blockchain Basics and Security for Penetration Testers

Speaker Anastasios Pingios

Analysis of the .GR TLD Cyber Espionage Operation

Speaker Thanassis

Ransomware incidents demystified

Speaker Ira Winkler

Human Security Engineering (Special Guest)

Speaker Y.Koukouras D.Tsikopoulos

maraki1982: A Management Tool for OAuth2 Phishing

Speaker Sergey Chubarov

Offensive Azure Security

Speakers Andi Anastasi

Show me the traffic! - When intercepting traffic in mobile applications is simply not enough

Speaker Leonidas Tsaousis

Click here for free TV! - Chaining bugs to takeover Wind Vision accounts

Speaker James Spiteri

Purple teaming with Elastic Security and Prelude Operator

Speaker R. Concurde (ROd0X)

Fuzzing: Finding Your Own Bugs and 0days!

Speakers Konstantina Koukou

Down the Rabbit Hole – A Tour into the Dark Web

Speaker Michalis Michalos

Cyber resilience: Awareness is not enough

Speaker Michael McGinley

Parting ways with Purdue? - The Effect of Industry 4.0 on Industrial Control Systems Security Architectures

Speaker J. Windsor-Lewis

Smart Phone to Medical Device in five (not so) easy steps


Speakers Evangelos & Vasilis

Automating red team infrastructure using Overlord

Speaker Mert Coskuner

Running an AppSec Program in an Agile Environment

Speaker A. Jain (logicbomb)

Shift Left with DevSecOps: Scanning every single code change

Speaker Romansh Yadav (Workshop)

Attacking/Defending Android Apps Training

Speaker Filipi Pires (Workshop)

Discovering C&C in Malicious PDF with obfuscation, encoding and other techniques

Speaker Juan Escobar (Workshop)

ICS Intrusion KillChain explained with real simulation


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