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Without these sponsors backing the event BSidesLondon wouldn't happen. We thank you for your support.

Security Apologists (Platinum)

Having seen the fantastic job that the team did in organising last year’s event, MWR InfoSecurity is very excited to be sponsoring BSides London 2012. It is so important to us, as a company and as people, that a platform is provided for the community to share knowledge and discuss the latest infosec research and thinking – BSides does just that and we are proud to be a part of it! Ian Shaw


MWR have built an enviable reputation as a research driven information security consulting firm. They deliver end to end security consultancy – translating complex technical issues and aligning them to organisational business process. The highly capable team consists of hardware engineers, reverse engineers, application security specialists through to information security management and compliance consultants.

"In a world that can be cluttered with spin and vendor-driven communication, I feel common purpose with Security B-Sides London. It shares KPMG's values of open and honest communication by being independent and articulating unbiased knowledge to help us all. It is a great honour to be able to support this young institution as it grows. Plus it's great fun to be involved" Stephen Bonner


One of the Big 4, KPMG in the UK is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax and advisory. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We have 145,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 153 countries worldwide.


"Influential engineers are very important to us. We sponsor BSides to get YubiKeys in the hand of people we know can appreciate the combination of usability and great security that the YubiKey provides. We're sure you'll love it! " Fredrik Thulin


Yubico is the leading provider of simple, open online identity protection. The company’s flagship product, the YubiKey®, uniquely combines driverless USB hardware with open source software. More than a million users in 100 countries rely on the YubiKey two-factor authentication, enabling instant and secure access to computers, mobile devices networks and cloud servers.

Corporate advocates (Gold)

"We sponsor this event to foster innovative research in our industry to bring more visibility to some of the pressing issues we are all facing. Its also a great forum for some of the new and young researchers to showcase their efforts and presents their findings in an informal setting and be able to get constructive feedback to develop their ideas further." Amer

QUalys-GOLD sponsor

The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of applications helps businesses simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. For more information, please visit




"This is our second year sponsoring BSides London and we’re delighted to support such a great example of a community lead event.
It’s great to see events like BSides go from strength to strength. They’re planned for and by the community and we at Realex Payments wish them continued success."
Tracy Glynn

Realex-GOLD sponsor

Realex Payments is one of Europe’s fastest growing payment service providers. Currently the business has 5,500 clients across 30 countries, 110 staff in three offices (Dublin, London and Paris) and processes in excess of €12bn euro annually for its clients. Clients include The AA, Generali, Aer Lingus and Virgin Atlantic.

Mimecast is thrilled to be part of Security B-Sides London 2012 having heard about the event a year ago after it was hugely talked about on Twitter competing with the more recognised evens such as Infosecurity Europe. As Mimecast has recently been awarded ISO 27001 certification we believe this partnership with BSides London could not be more perfect! Naqui Mirza

Mimecast - GOLD sponsor

Mimecast delivers cloud-based email management for Microsoft Exchange, including email archiving, continuity and security. By unifying disparate and fragmented email environments into one holistic solution that is always available from the cloud, Mimecast minimizes risk and reduces cost and complexity, while providing total end-to-end control of email. Founded in the United Kingdom in 2003, Mimecast serves approximately 5,000 customers worldwide.With offices in Europe, North America, Africa and the Channel Islands, Mimecast can help you transition through a migration, merger or simply make business email easy again.


"Prolexic is a strong supporter of the global information security community and believes in sharing information, ideas, tools and techniques to reduce the impact of cyber threats like DDoS. As such, we believe in supporting and participating in communities like B-Sides." Gina Marquez

Prolexic is the world’s largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Founded in 2003 as the world’s first “in the cloud” DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit


Corporate benefactors (Silver)

"We sponsor events that we believe in, and involve ourselves with organisations who genuinely make a difference in information security awareness and education. Having a free event, with the consequent opportunities for education, networking and a forum for spreading the word is just a great idea we'd like to support." Justin Clarke

GDS - SILVER sponsor

Gotham Digital Science (GDS) is an information security consulting firm that works with clients to identify, prevent, and manage security risks. GDS specialises in security testing, software security and risk management and compliance, develops tools that solve specific security issues, and offers a number of security training programs for IT professionals.




 "At Mandalorian we have staff that are heavily involved in a range of community oriented projects. When considering events, we felt that as a more flexible and community focused security testing and incident response firm that BSides London more accurately reflected our own beliefs and principles than a large corporate-focused event." Rob Finney

Mandalorian - SILVER sponsor

Mandalorian are independent providers of advanced penetration testing and malware analysis services. Formed in 2005, Mandalorian specialise in complex environments such as enterprise systems, embedded systems and multi-outsourced environments. Mandalorian staff are also heavily involved in a number of projects in the wider community including Tiger Scheme and 44Con.

BSides London 2012 offers Cigital the right audience of like minded security professionals who care as much as we do about developing secure software. As the leaders in this space we want to support BSides London 2012 to make it a success and look forward to working with them again in the future. Julian Osei

Cigital is the leader in helping companies 'Build Security In' throughout their software development lifecycle. We have the knowledge and the tools to implement best practices because we’re actively involved in defining those best practices. We’ve assisted world-class organisations with meeting their business goals in:
• Security reviews of business critical applications
• Software security training
• Software security testing best practices and automation
• Secure software development Portfolio risk analysis

Corporate participants (Bronze)

"We believe in supporting open and inclusive events such as BSides London. These events are bringing the whole conference scene back to its grass roots and delivering what the community is looking for and as such 7 Elements are proud to be a sponsor." David Stubley

7elements-BRONZE sponsor

7 Elements is an independent and passionate security consultancy dedicated to working with our clients to help them secure their organisations. We provide expertise in the field of technical information assurance, with a focus on security consultancy and testing.

"Watson Hall is supporting BSidesLondon primarily because it is a community – not commercial – event, and also since it is being held locally, close to where some of us are based in Clerkenwell". Colin Watson

WatsonHall-BRONZE sponsor

Watson Hall provides security and risk management services to UK organisations acquiring, developing and operating application software.



RandomStorm-BRONZE sponsor
Grass roots & Community supporters
Thanks Didier Stevens for the great challenges you produced for us, and generously giving your time and knowledge to entertain the troops. Didier is a security professional based in Belgium and to learn more about is projects do visit his blog or follow him in twitter @DidierStevens.  
  Marc was the winner of one of last year's BSidesLondon challenges and this year he was set to produced an entertaining and educational challenge. Judging by your emails and comments his challenge "Secrets exposed" is managing to achieve just that. Please keep playing and learning and thank you Marc!. Read his blog and follow him in twitter @MarcWickenden (the little avocado).

"As a non-profit organisation trying to do something good for the information security community we are keen to support BSidesLondon because it is a dedicated effort to raise awareness about security and to support active information sharing in the community. We have seen the dedication of the core team and numerous volunteers and based on the results delivered we are proud to be a sponsor of BSidesLondon." Wim Remes 


BruCON is an annual security and hacker(*) conference providing two days of an interesting atmosphere for open discussions of critical infosec issues, privacy, information technology and its cultural/technical implications on society. Organized in Belgium, BruCON offers a high quality line up of speakers, security challenges and interesting workshops. BruCON is a conference by and for the security and hacker(*) community.




While 44Con is a great commercial conference, we see BSides London as an essential counterpart on the conference calendar. BSides London is a heck of an event demanding a herculean effort and many of our volunteers also help out at BSides London. There is no better grass-roots community driven event out there, we're excited to support BSides London, and watch out for us there! Steve Lord

44con-grasstoot supporter

44Con is the UK's premier combined conference and training event. 44Con 2012 takes place from the 5th - 7th of September 2012 and offers 3 fully catered days of the finest talks and speakers brought to London from around the world. 44Con is a proud supporter of BSides London.

"We from DEFCON Switzerland are convinced that it is important to support the international IT security community and give experts and professionals a platform to transfer knowledge in the information security domain and to sensitize users to information security topics." candid wüest

Hashdays-Grassroot supporter

hashdays is the premier technical security conference in the center of Switzerland organized by DEFCON Switzerland.
It is a publicly open highly technical IT security & risk conference with the focus on high-quality content without a high entry fee or a long journey involved.


"Tiger Scheme sponsors BSides because we believe that an independent community where individuals can come together, share their knowledge, learn from each other and have a voice is essential. We want all talented individuals to know that Tiger Scheme is a community scheme; Tiger Scheme is the only scheme." S.Lord

Tigershceme-Grassroot supporter

Tiger Scheme is a not for profit organisation providing career progression through entry level, intermediate level, and senior and technical specialist roles. Certification under Tiger Scheme provides a formal recognition of an individual’s skills, and is awarded on the basis of a rigorous independent assessment against published and widely-accepted standards.

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Last updated January 2012 by @GeekChickUK