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Call for papers 2017

Do you have a fear of being naked[0] in front of other people? Can you name a president[1] who has climbed a palm tree during an official state visit? Do you prefer small and efficient airports? Would you like to present world class research to a highly technical audience? If not sure yet, please continue reading.

t2 infosec is warmly welcoming you to Helsinki, on October 26-27 2017 – CFP is now open, and by submitting a talk, you get a chance to answer one or more of the previous questions.

Finland, the country in the heart of darkness, has managed to survive neutral and independent throughout its history despite facing pressure from the global superpowers due to her geopolitically strategic location. Dominance over the Baltic sea depends on controlling a handful of islands, Åland islands being one of the areas of importance. In a very typical Finnish fashion, we have embraced the 160 years of Åland islands demilitarization by drinking at home, alone, in our underwear[2]. Even Vogue[3] approves that.

While many people here would like to officially see us as the gateway between the East and the West – either through our land border with Russia or the fastest flights between Europe and Asia [4], the biggest advantage comes from the side alleys of the Internet. On the imageboards, the last sanctions for true freedom of speech, Finnish tactical meme capabilities hold a special stature – loved, admired, feared and hated, sometimes all of those at the same time. Classics like Spurdo spärde are shitposted with an intensity only a country with a long history in developing Linux, Internet protocols and mobile phones can provide, while new organic highly viral OC is pushed out at a rate comparable to major information warfare centers.

In addition to meeting the nation, which produces above average amounts of hackers, memelords and F1 drivers per capita, Helsinki in October offers you a mix of modern architecture and the Classics, saunas, casual foreign intelligence activities [5], early days of Northern European winter and cold weather, and chance to visit neighboring countries by just hopping onto a ferry at one of the harbors.

We organize this conference out of love and do our best to make it a memorable experience to both speakers and audience alike. If you’re in doubt, just send questions with #t2infosec hashtag on Twitter for an (un)biased opinion. This is an event from hackers to hackers.

t2’17 offers you an audience with a taste for technical security presentations containing original content. This is your chance to showcase the latest research and lessons in strategic offensive capabilities, practical applications for 48 Laws of Power, snakeoil-less security certifications, scientifically proven remote sensing, dropping zero days during presentations, scaling defense or buildings, detection mechanisms and tactics, preventing diamond heists, putting the ASL into ASLR, new vulnerability classes or something completely different containing love, happiness and traces of technical security.

The advisory board will be reviewing submissions until 2017-08-09.
First come, first served. Submissions will not be returned.

Quick facts for speakers

  • presentation length 60-120 minutes, in English
  • complimentary travel and accommodation for one person [6]
  • decent speaker hospitality benefits
  • no marketing or product propaganda

Still not sure if this is for you? Check out the blast from the past.

Considering many of our visitors know what they want and trust us to deliver, we’re making their life easy.. The registration is now open!

How to submit
Fill out the form at https://t2.fi/action/cfp

References

[0] No worries, we have saunas to cater to both nude or non-nude guests.
[1] Urho Kekkonen https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Kekkonen-Tunis-1965.jpg
[2] https://toolbox.finland.fi/images/finland-emojis/kalsarikannit/
[3] http://www.vogue.com/article/finnish-trend-kalsarikannit-vogue-archive
[4] http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/17/finnair-launches-singapore-to-helsinki-route-claiming-fastest-way-to-get-to-europe.html
[5] http://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/finnish_intelligence_warns_foreign_powers_targeting_young_politicians/9540600
[6] Except literally @nudehaberdasher and @0xcharlie
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42] Ladies, gentlemen, and hackers, this year our headlining keynote speaker is the voice of reason when it comes to cyber policies, offense and Buffy the Vampire slayer, the person who needs no introductions,  Dave Aitel!

Call for Papers 2016

If you are tired of any of the following: 1) conferences where coffee service equals one coupon (= cup) per day, 2) conferences with crazy-ass lines making world’s busiest transit hubs seem like a pleasurable life experience, 3) conferences showcasing talks indistinguishable from sponsored content, or 4) conferences which overcharge and underdeliver, please continue reading.

t2 has throughout its history offered speakers and guests an intimate atmosphere where ideas can be exchanged with fellow hax0rz. We take pride in treating speakers as guests of honor – presenting a talk at t2 and visiting Helsinki is something we want you to both remember and enjoy.

Finland is a country, which has pioneered things such as the first web browser with a GUI[1], has no embassy in New Zealand and has introduced the world some minor tech stuff such as Linux and SMS. In case your bucket list contains BDSM with complete strangers, just submit a paper, come to Helsinki and ask for Finnish sauna [2].

While Helsinki cannot offer you sunshine, resorts or palm trees, we can compensate that with cold weather, eternal winter, darkness, and snow if you’re lucky. According to the latest OECD statistics[3], Finland has as many metal bands as France has wine producers, but more metal subgenres than there are wine regions.

t2’16 offers you an audience with a taste for technical security presentations containing original content. This is your chance to showcase the latest research and lessons in offensive offense, enterprise compromise, ambiguous APT-attribution, nation state lulz, anti-anti-anti-forensics, blacklisted research, crafting digital munitions, defense strategy and tactics that actually work, tampering anti-tamper units, competitive barbecue and/or doping in professional sports. Topics outside the listed categories are accepted as long as you promise to share love and happiness.

The advisory board will be reviewing submissions until 2016-07-01.
First come, first served. Submissions will not be returned.

Quick facts for speakers

  • presentation length 60-120 minutes, in English
  • complimentary travel and accommodation for one person [4]
  • decent speaker hospitality benefits
  • no marketing or product propaganda

Still not sure if this is for you? Check out the blast from the past:
https://t2.fi/schedules/

ps. If you are one of those dedicated hardcore t2 visitors and want to ensure your place in the audience even before speakers are announced.. The registration is now open!

How to submit
Fill out the form at https://t2.fi/action/cfp

References
[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwise
[1] http://www.visitfinland.com/article/10-sauna-tips-for-beginners/
[2] https://www.google.com/search?q=site:oecd-nea.org+filetype:php
[3] With the exception of Charlier Miller and Chris Valasek
[4] Yes, we know

 

Fortuna Huiusce Diei

Making predictions is easy when you have friends in low places. They indeed helped us secure a solid 5/5 performance for our 2015
predictions already during H1. It’s all about making your own luck –
Lady Fortune is not that random when you know what’s happening in the operational area.

To summarize what has happened during the past few months:

This brings us to the CFP – it’s still open a couple of weeks and waiting for your submissions. If you want to present your research to a technical audience, enjoy cold weather in Helsinki and/or meet hacker-minded people from all over the world, t2 is definitely your conference.

The registration will open soon after the first rounds of CFP has been accepted. Last year we sold all of the seats well before the event – if you are looking to buy 5 or more tickets, please contact us now.

Call for Papers 2015

Why spend your valuable conference time in the longest lines you have seen in your life, getting a sun burn or totally lost in the canals with your rental boat, being deprived of chewing gum or waking up in Nong Palai without any recollection how you got there? Helsinki offers you the safe and comfortable low-temperature alternative with a chance of first snow. Finland, the home country of many things you thought came from Japan.

This is the country where the strong demo scene culture has spawned multiple globally successful game companies, rally cross is also known as winter commute and people are sometimes so silent you wonder whether their opsec is 6/5 or if they are just mute. Silence doesn’t mean social situations have to be totally awkward – just ask if anybody wants have a drink and go to a sauna, and soon you are sitting naked in a steamy hot room beating yourself with a bath whisk. Experiencing Finland is extremely safe due to standards compliance and decent level of government regulation.

t2’15 offers you an audience with a taste for technical security presentations containing original content. This is your chance to showcase the latest research and lessons in offensive cryptography, hardware hacking, art of developing and cultivating assets, next generation cyber-APT-attribution, compromising nation states, displaying calculators, blinking leds or making games run (in several wrong places), anti-forensics, covert entry, enterprise defense tactics and techniques, censored research..or something completely different warming the hearts of seasoned con-goers.

The advisory board will be reviewing submissions until 2015-07-15 23:59:59 UTC. First come, first served. Submissions will not be returned.

Quick facts for speakers
+ presentation length 60-120 minutes, in English
+ complimentary travel and accommodation
+ decent speaker hospitality benefits
+ no marketing or product propaganda

Still not sure if this is for you? Check out the blast from the past

How to submit
Fill out the form at https://t2.fi/action/cfp

ProTip: Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Call for Papers 2014

Do you feel like Las Vegas is too hot, Berlin too bohème, Miami too humid, Singapore too clean and Pattaya just totally confusing ? No worries! Helsinki will be the perfect match for you – guaranteed low temperature, high tech and just enough regulation to make everything appear to be under control. This is the country where indestructible mobile phone and Linux kernel were invented.

Helsinki, the capital of Finland, known for the Finnish design and casual-yet-almost-sophisticated drinking culture offers you the chance to familiarize yourself with the birth place of many popular PC, console and mobile games. The murder rate of only 2.2 per 100 000 people makes Finland one of the safest countries for delivering a presentation. Do polar bears roam free in Helsinki? How do you go from being silent in three languages to having incoherent discussions in all of them? What does 176% mobile penetration look like? Come and see for yourself!

t2’14 is looking for technical infosec presentations with original content. Whether it’s your complicated relationship with the APT, embedded device exploitation, tactics and operational procedures in high stress / high risk operations, implementing or avoiding global surveillance, latest advances in offensive/defensive applications of computer science, the gospel of weird machine, breaking the Internet, reverse engineering milware or something totally different, we’d like to hear about it.

The advisory board will be reviewing submissions until 2014-07-04. First come, first served. No returns, no refunds.

Quick facts for speakers
+ presentation length 60-120 minutes, in English
+ complimentary travel and accommodation
+ decent speaker hospitality benefits
+ no marketing or product propaganda

A blast from the past:
https://www.google.com/search?q=site:t2.fi%20intitle:%22schedule%20for%22

How to submit
Please include the following with your submission (incomplete submissions will not be accepted):

  1. Contact information (email and cell phone)
  2. Country and city of origin for your travel to the conference
  3. Brief biography (including employer and/or affiliations)
  4. Title of the presentation
  5. Presentation abstract
  6. Explanation why your submission is significant
  7. If your presentation references a paper or piece of software that you have published, please provide us with either a copy of the said paper or software, or an URL where we can obtain it
  8. List any other publications or conferences where this material has been or will be published/submitted

Please send the above information to cfp-2014 (at) lists.t2.fi