15-16 November 2017, Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

#BlackAlps2017 was 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.



Days of event

Black Alps was held the Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November 2017 in Y-PARC, Switzerland.




Black Alps offered several talks on very hot topics. The program committee is composed of international experts and guarantees a high-quality program.




Black Alps also offered workshops allowing participants to deepen their knowledge in specific domains.



Main tracks

Talks and workshops were organized on two distinct tracks:

  • The track "attacks" aims to present exciting findings: the latest attacks, attack techniques, or research in vulnerabilities.
  • The track "lessons learned" aims to bring another dimension in the event by listening to feedback from people actively working in the security field. We had fascinating talks from various domains.

The two tracks was recorded and broadcasted on youtube (except sensitive talks).


networking occasions

Networking and Evenings

The event was a great opportuninty for the participants to meet people and to expand their network. Several coffee breaks, lunches and aperitifs were organized. In addition, two evenings were held in stylish places. These moments are perfect to get the best out of networking.


side events

Side events

Black Alps offered the possibility to extend the experience by participating to three side events:


Capture The Flag (CTF) is a game-like competition where participants are required to solve various cyber security challenges, such as attacking a Website, reverse engineering and/or exploiting an appliaction, and many others.


This was an unique side event for celebrating the 10th years of the HEIG-VD, the fusion of HEG and EI-VD. This events was not focus on technical aspects, but on political and industrial aspects around cyber security. The cyber security team also presented the Bachelor and Master degrees as well as several R&D projects in Information Security.

Corporate event

A corporate event was organized on a specific topic: Entreprise en cyber-danger ! Comment se défendre ? (2015: data privacy, 2016: blockchain). Several presentations, including startups, was offered to participants.

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