8-9 November 2018, Y-PARC, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

#BlackAlps18 was an event enabling to discuss the latest threats, mitigations and advances in cyber security. The event featured cyber security experts from Switzerland and abroad. It was 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 be held Thursday Nov 8th 2018 and Friday Nov 9th 2018 in Y-PARC, Switzerland: two days of conferences and workshops.




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.



Two main tracks

Talks and workshops were organized on two distinct tracks:

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

The two tracks was recorded and broadcasted. Some sensitive talks was not be recorded depending on the Traffic Light Protocol category requested by the speaker.


networking occasions

Networking and Evenings

The event was a great opportunity 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 were perfect to get the best out of networking.

Black Dinner

We had a great black dinner, sharing a "Fondue" (cheese fondue) at the Amalgame club.

Black Party

We had a very special closing party, all the night at the Amalgame club!


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.

Medical event

A special event was organized on a specific topic: Medical devices: how to address cyber threats? (2015: data privacy, 2016: blockchain, 2017: company threats). Several presentations, including startups, was offered to participants.

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