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VB2016 Denver

VB2016 was held 5-7 October 2016 in Denver, CO, USA.


VB2016: papers and programme

Slides for the VB2016 presentations are available for download where authors have provided them, and we are in the process of uploading the accompanying papers and recordings (where speakers have given permission).

Those presentations for which slides/papers/recordings are available are marked with the following symbols in the programme:

slide-icon.jpg Slides available to download (PDF format)
paper-icon.jpg Paper available to read in HTML format or download as PDF 
recording-icon.jpg Recording uploaded to our YouTube channel



Some of the highlights of the conference included:

Oleg-Petrovsky.jpgOleg Petrovsky
HPE Security research

GPS Attacks on a 'Shoe String': Methods of Analysis and Countermeasures


108x149-Axelle-Apvrille.jpgAxelle Apvrille

Mobile Applications: a Backdoor into Internet of Things?


Simon-Edwards.jpgSimon Edwards
SE Labs

Breach Detection, Protection and Response Testing: The Next-Gen Approach


Anton-Cherepanov.jpgRobert-Lipovsky.jpgRobert Lipovsky
Anton Cherepanov


BlackEnergy - What We Really Know About the Notorious Cyber Attacks




VB2016 Overview

VB2016 Programme

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What VB conference attendees say:

“Virus Bulletin is amazing. Few places have a whole industry together in one place. The connections are invaluable and have helped change the world.”
John Alexander, Senior Information Security Engineer, Mayo Clinic
“A great way to keep up with what's happening in the anti-malware industry.”
John Aycock, Associate Professor, University of Calgary
“Not all Security events are created equal – the Virus Bulletin Conference remains one of the few places to deep, accurate, and above all actionable information that can help your organization defend itself from malicious code today.”
Richard Ford, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Forcepoint
“I've been attending the Virus Bulletin conference for over 20 years. The reason? There is no better place to be if you want to learn more about the attacks that cybercriminals are launching against companies, and to meet the people who are developing the security software that defends us. If you don't attend VB you're not just missing a great conference, you're putting your company's defences at a disadvantage.”
Graham Cluley, Computer Security Expert, grahamcluley.com
“This is my favourite conference to attend each year. The content is superb, the networking is bar-none, the organizational aspects are well-polished, you walk away better educated; overall a highly beneficial experience. I love how Virus Bulletin conference brings deep technical talks for researchers but also offers useful information for the enterprise defenders, and then you have small-talks where you can have more intimate and deep conversations with the best security experts in the world.”
Jeannette Jarvis, Director, Intel

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Virus Bulletin is a security information portal, testing and certification body with a formidable reputation for providing users with independent intelligence about the latest developments in the global threat landscape.

In its 26th year, the international Virus Bulletin conference was cited by many as the IT security event of the year 2016.

Meet the VB team!

Who attends?

  • IT security managers and directors across all industries
  • Cybersecurity and technology academics
  • Malware researchers and analysts
  • Security product testers and reviewers
  • Email and network security researchers
  • Cybersecurity lawyers and insurers
  • Product vendors
  • Software and app developers
  • Non-profits
  • Governments
  • Journalists and reviewers
  • Security evangelists
  • Consultants
  • ... and more

VB2016 sponsors

Platinum sponsors


Gold sponsors

PC Matic

Silver sponsors

Qihoo 360
Palo Alto

Drinks sponsor


Internet sponsor


Also supported by

SE Labs


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