September 23rd, 2021, Cheyres, Switzerland

Black Alps BBQ 2021 is 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.

Update: to attend to this event, each participant is requested to present a COVID certificate (according to Thank you for your understanding.


Black Alps BBQ 2021 will be held Thursday Septemer 23rd 2021 from 5:00pm at Restaurant La Sarcelle in Cheyres, a few minutes from Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.

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The event is organised at the Cheyres' beach, in a garden. The date and location were chosen to enable an outdoor event, regardless the weather condition.


Black Alps BBQ 2021 will offer several short talks on hot topics. There is a call for proposal process. The program committee guarantees a high-quality program.

Come and learn about latest news on cyber security!


The event is a unique occasion and a great opportunity for the participants to meet people and to expand their network.

Come to discuss with old and new friends!


A welcome aperitif will be organized that will be along the short talks.

Then, a barbecue dinner will be held (including a starter, the barbecue, and a dessert).

It will be hosted in the garden if possible, otherwise under the covered terrasse.

These moments are perfect to get the best out of networking.


Exceptionnaly for this special 2021 event, the overall langage will be French. The talks can be given in French or English.

Hot Topics

Black Alps BBQ 2021 addresses most of the Cyber Security topics of the moment, from technical to legal aspects:

  • Secure applications, design, and implementation
  • Applications security (software, Web apps, Web services, mobile apps, etc.)
  • Network security (protocols, attacks, firewalls, appliances, etc.)
  • Intrusion detection and monitoring (IDS, security operation centers, etc.)
  • Security governance
  • Cryptography
  • Risks and threats analysis
  • Identity management, authentication mechanisms, and identity federation
  • Specific topics such as: e-voting, e-health, e-banking, e-commerce, and wider domains such as defense, finance, industry, services, and human resources
  • Cloud computing, distributed systems, critical systems (SCADA), and social networks
  • Legislation, regulations, standards
  • Cybercrime, organized crime

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Call For Proposals: short talks

Proposal submission

The submission process is open!

The process will be closed on the Sept 10th, 2021. Anyway, we encourage the speakers to make their proposal(s) much earlier.

Talk format

Due to the special format of this year’s event, we will not have standard talks but rather go for a fun and entertaining format with rump sessions.

Format will be between 5min to 10min presentations on a technical subject that you would like to share. Slides are not mandatory and live demo perfect too. We will provide a beamer for your talks.

Submission process

We will still perform a selection process using the following method:

  • Email your proposal to
  • Fill subject with: [ba2021][rump] title of your rump
  • Fill the following template as the email content:
    Name: your name
    Title: rump title
    Category: reverse, exploit, cloud, devops, cryptography, redteam, blueteam, ...
    Abstract: a few words to help us understand and choose your rump
    Time required: the expected time (program committee may adapt it)

For any questions regarding the call for proposals, please contact us at .

and Sponsors

We are looking for sponsors for this special Black Alps Barbecue event.

Please contact us to have a look on our sponsoring packages at .


Main sponsor

Gold sponsors

Silver sponsors



This edition will be held at Restaurant La Sarcelle in Cheyres, close to Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.

The complete address is:

La Sarcelle
Rue du Port 58
1468 Cheyres


For people coming with their own private cars:

  • From Geneva, Lausanne, Yverdon-les-Bains: take the highway exit "Yverdon-Sud", then follow Yvonand, and then Cheyres. This is 15min drive from the exit.
  • There are parking places at Cheyres (see the map).

For people coming by train:

  • There is a train station in Cheyres, close to the event location (see the map).
  • Cheyres is at 11 minutes from Yverdon-les-Bains.
  • There are trains late in the evening. As examples: to Yverdon-les-Bains or Lausanne, the last train leaves Cheyres at 00:21; to Geneva, the last train leaves at 23:29.
  • Check your exact correspondance on CFF.