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

Call for Papers 2013

We are pleased to announce the annual t2’13 infosec conference, which will take place in Helsinki, Finland, from October 24 to 25, 2013.

We are looking for original, preferably technical presentations in the fields of information security. Presentations should last a minimum of 60 minutes and a maximum of two hours and be presented in English.

Please note that presentations that focus on marketing or directly promoting a company’s products will not be accepted.

We will be accepting talk proposals until July 15, 2013. All submitted presentations will be reviewed by the t2 Advisory Board.

As usual, selected speakers will be reimbursed for travel and hotel costs. We also proud ourselves of taking good care of the speakers and there is always something going on during the evenings 🙂

We suggest strongly that you submit earlier rather than later, since we will close the CFP early once we receive enough quality submissions to fill the slots.

Please include the following with your submission (incomplete submissions won’t 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-2013 (at) lists.t2.fi