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Virus Bulletin International Conference: registration now open!


VB2016: Shaping tomorrow's IT security - Register now!

VB2016 conferenceNow in its 26th year, the annual Virus Bulletin International Conference (VB2016) is one of the cybersecurity events of the year.

In Denver Colorado, more than 500 delegates from around the world are expected at VB2016.

From 5-7 October 2016, the world’s leading IT security experts - from academia and vendors to non-profits and mega corporations - will gather to share their expertise, ideas, research, and predictions.

What's more, while you're in Denver, you can also attend the free BSides security conference, which will be hosted right after VB2016 ends, on Saturday 8 October.


Mingle with the world’s greatest cybersecurity minds

VB2016 offers three full days of cutting-edge presentations, debates, and panels that cover all aspects of the global threat landscape.

Each day provides several networking opportunities and events, giving you plenty of time to catch up with old friends and make new IT security contacts.

Key themes:

  • Nation state and targeted attacks
  • Cybercrime
  • Mobile and the Internet of Things
  • Malware analysis
  • Security product testing
  • Emerging threats
  • Mobile threats
  • Hacking & vulnerabilities
  • Spam & social networks
  • Network security
  • Botnets
  • The fight against organized online crime


VB2016: speakers and programme - View full programme

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


Last-minute papers: selection now online!

 Last-minute speakers include Costin Raiu (Kaspersky Lab), Patrick Wardle (Synack) and hasherezade (Malwarebytes).

Register now to secure your place!



Registration for the 2016 Virus Bulletin conference is now open.

VB2016 is expected to reach maximum capacity early. Please book now to avoid disappointment.

VB2016 delegates receive:

  • Three full days of conference sessions
  • Conference proceedings in both hard copy and digital format
  • Drinks reception on Weds 5 Oct
  • Lunch and mid-session refreshments on Weds 5, Thurs 6 and Fri 7 Oct
  • Drinks reception followed by gala dinner & cabaret evening on Thurs 6 Oct
  • Wireless Internet access in the conference area of the Hyatt Regency Denver

Register now imageFees

  • Early Bird rate prior to 30 June 2016: $1705.50 USD - too late!
  • After 30 June 2016: $1895.00 USD





  • 30% off for first-time attendees from first-time companies (New!)
  • 50% off registraton for educational institutions, non-profits and charities
  • 70% off for full-time students
  • Free VB2016 passes for technology journalists (limited)

Qualify for a discount?

Contact Allison at Virus Bulletin for assistance.


Venue: VB2016 in Denver Colorado

The 2016 Virus Bulletin conference will be held in Denver Colorado, hosted at the impressive Hyatt Regency Denver Hotel at the Colorado Convention Center.
Hotel highlites imageSource: http://denver.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel.html

How to get there

The Hyatt Regency Denver is located in the central business district of downtown, within walking distance of many of the city's attractions.

Please note that there are three Hyatt hotels in Denver. The conference venue is the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, located at 650 15th Street.

The hotel is a 30-minute drive from Denver International Airport (the hotel recommends allowing an hour for transportation from the hotel to the airport). The taxi fare from the airport to downtown is approximately $51.

From April 2016, the Denver Light Rail will run from the airport to downtown Denver (Union Station - approx. 1 mile from the hotel), with a journey time of 37 minutes and costing $9.

Book your hotel room


The 2016 Virus Bulletin conference will be held in Denver Colorado, hosted at the impressive Hyatt Regency Denver Hotel at the Colorado Convention Center.

If you wish to stay at the conference hotel and haven't done so already then we suggest that you make your reservation as soon as possible (the special VB conference rate expired on 15 September).

Hotel bookings can be made and managed via this link: Book Hotel for VB2016

(Please note that there are three Hyatt hotels in Denver, the conference venue is the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, located at 650 15th Street.)

If you can't get the dates you require via the web link then we suggest that you either contact the hotel directly (phone: +1 303-436-1234) to check on availability, or alternatively make a reservation at a different hotel.

The following is a list of hotels in the local area (please note that these are not recommendations as the VB team have not visited any of these venues and thus cannot pass comment on their suitability):



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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.

Now it is 26th year, the international Virus Bulletin conference is cited by many as the IT security event of the year.

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


Interested in sponsoring VB2016?

VB offers an attractive range of sponsorship opportunities for VB2016. Places are limited, so don’t delay.
Contact Allison for details: conference@virusbulletin.com
+44 1235 544034