BLACK ALPS

About Black Alps

Black Alps is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 whose main events will be the organization of Black Alps yearly conferences. The current committee is composed of Sylvain Pasini (president), Yohan Martini (treasurer), and Maude Schneider (secretary).

Next events

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Black Alps BBQ 2021

Due to the actual sanitary situation, the Black Alps committee decided to cancel the usual Black Alps 2021 conference, originally planned on Nov 4-5, 2021.

However, the committee decided to organize a special summer edition around a barbecue. Indeed, we are a community event and we think our added value is to gather the community by creating crucial in-person interactions. So, we decided to organize a Black Alps event, but in a different formula.

Note that we will continue to closely monitor the situation and OFSP guidances.

Update: to attend to this event, each participant is requested to present a COVID certificate (according to admin.ch). Thank you for your understanding.

Schedule

Black Alps BBQ 2021 will be held on Thursday 23rd September 2021 at Restaurant La Sarcelle in Cheyres, a few minutes by train or car from Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.

It will be a special edition with short talks and a barbecue-dinner. The date and location were chosen to enable an outdoor event, regardless of weather conditions.

Black alps in a nutshell

BlackAlps BBQ 2021 will be an event enabling to discuss the latest threats, mitigations and advances in cyber security. The event features cyber security experts from Switzerland and abroad. It is addressed to anyone with an interest in cyber security or connected to the internet, e.g., CEOs, CIOs, CISO, CTOs, developers, and researchers.

Past events

BLACKALPS 2019 (Nov 2019)

This great event was held on 7-8 November 2019 in Yverdon-les-Bains. It attracted more than 550 participants! (around 800 tickets sold in total)

Take a look on this webpage to get more about Black Alps 2019!

BLACKALPS 2018 (Nov 2018)

This great event was held on 8-9 November 2018 in Yverdon-les-Bains. It attracted more than 400 participants!

Take a look on this webpage to get more about Black Alps 2018!

Cybersecurity for SME (May 2018)

This event was held on 29.05.2018 in Yverdon-les-Bains. Cybersecurity for SME is a serie of events that aims to address different topics related to information security. These events are adressed to all people with security needs, including SMEs in our region. This includes executives as well as technical employees.

BLACKALPS 2017 (Nov 2017)

This great event was held on 15-16 November 2017 in Yverdon-les-Bains. With Y-Security event, it attracted more than 500 participants!

Take a look on this webpage to see more about Black Alps 2017!

Previous years

Black Alps is supported by the HEIG-VD, Y-PARC, and staff involved in the previous cyber security events in Yverdon:

Year Name Location
2011 Application Security Forum - Western Switzerland (#ASFWS) HEIG-VD, Yverdon-les-Bains
2012 Application Security Forum - Western Switzerland (#ASFWS) Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2013 Application Security Forum - Western Switzerland (#ASFWS) Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2014 Application Security Forum - Western Switzerland (#ASFWS) Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2015 CyberSec Conference (#CYBSEC15) Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2016 CyberSec Conference (#CYBSEC16) Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2017 Black Alps 2017 (#BLACKALPS17) Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2018 Black Alps - Cybersecurity for SME - 2018 Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2018 Black Alps 2018 (#BLACKALPS18) Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2019 Black Alps 2019 (#BLACKALPS19) Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2020 Black Alps 2020 Cancelled
2021 Black Alps BBQ 2021 (#BLACKALPS21) Cheyres