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Black Alps 2022 - Nov 15-16 2022

BlackAlps 2022 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.

Black Alps 2022 will be held on Tuesday-Wednesday November 15-16, 2022 at La Marive in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.


The event will include conferences, networking dinners and an ethical hacking contest, well-known as a capture-the-flag (CTF).




About Black Alps

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

BlackAlps conferences are events 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 cybersecurity or connected to the internet, e.g., CEOs, CIOs, CISO, CTOs, developers, and researchers.

More information about Black Alps here.




Previous events

Black Alps is supported by the unversity of applied sciences HEIG-VD, the swiss techonpole Y-PARC, and staff involved in the previous cyber security events in Yverdon-les-Bains:

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
Black Alps 2018 (#BLACKALPS18) Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2019 Black Alps 2019 (#BLACKALPS19) Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains
2021 Black Alps BBQ 2021 (#BLACKALPS21) Cheyres
2022 Black Alps BBQ 2022 (#BLACKALPSBBQ22) Cheyres
Black Alps 2022 (#BLACKALPS22) La Marive, Yverdon-les-Bains

Black Alps BBQ 2022

Based on the previous year experience, we wanted to gather the community by creating crucial in-person interactions. Black Alps BBQ 2022 was held on Thursday June 2, 2022 in Cheyres. It was a special edition around the barbecue-dinner. The date and location were chosen to enable an outdoor event, regardless of weather conditions.

Take a look on this webpage to get more about Black Alps BBQ 2022!

BlackAlps BBQ 2021

In 2021, due to the sanitary situation, the Black Alps 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. The event took place on Thursday 23rd of Septembre 2021 in Cheyres (close to Yverdon-les-Bains). It was a special edition with short talks and a barbecue-dinner. It attracted 150 participants, which was our limit.

Take a look on this webpage to get more about Black Alps BBQ 2021!

BLACKALPS 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

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

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!