VB2017 Madrid - registration now open!



VB2017-120-2.jpgVB Conference: Shaping tomorrow's IT security

In its 27th year, the annual Virus Bulletin International Conference (VB2017) will be one of the cybersecurity events of the year.

In Madrid, Spain, more than 400 delegates from around the world will attend VB2017.

From 4-6 October 2017, 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.

VB2017 will offer three full days of cutting-edge presentations, debates, and panels that cover all aspects of the global threat landscape. 


Key themes

  • Emerging and advanced threats
  • State-sponsored attacks
  • Mobile security
  • Healthcare security
  • Insider threats
  • Hacking & vulnerabilities
  • Spyware
  • Anti-malware tools & techniques
  • Attacks on civil society
  • Network security
  • Botnets
  • The fight against organized online crime

VB2017: speakers and programme - View full programme

The VB2017 programme features top-class researchers and security industry experts from around the world. Check out the VB2017 speakers and the full programme.

Meanwhile, just some of the many highlights of the programme include: 

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Industroyer: biggest threat to industrial control systems since Stuxnet                                         


Julia-Karpin-web.jpgAnna-Dorfman-web.jpgJulia Karpin & Anna Dorfman
F5 Networks

Crypton - exposing malware's deepest secrets



Rowland-Yu-web.jpgRowland Yu

Webview is far more than a 'view'




Nick-Sullivan-web.jpgNick Sullivan

The encryption vs. inspection debate




Register now to secure your place!

VB2017-120-2.jpgRegistration for the 2017 Virus Bulletin conference is still open.

Places are filling up fast - book now to avoid disappointment!



VB2017 delegates receive:

  • Admission to all conference sessions
  • Conference proceedings in hard copy format
  • Drinks reception on Wednesday 4 October
  • Lunch, early morning refreshments and mid-session coffee breaks on Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 October
  • Drinks reception followed by gala dinner & entertainment on Thursday 5 October
  • Commemorative conference bag and t-shirt
  • Wireless Internet access in the conference area of the Novotel Madrid Center hotel



  • Early Bird rate prior to 30 June 2017: $1705.50 (+VAT)
  • After 30 June 2017: $1895.00 (+VAT)

(Note: In order to comply with Spanish VAT laws we are obliged to charge 21% VAT on all conference tickets (with the exception of tickets purchased by Spanish companies providing their Spanish VAT number during the billing process). Under the EU 8th Directive VAT system, EU companies can submit Spanish VAT recovery applications through online portals operated by their own national tax authority. Where there is a tax reciprocity agreement under the 13th VAT Directive between Spain and their home territory, non-EU companies may also be able to reclaim the Spanish VAT charged.)


  • Educational institutions, non-profits and charities: $947.50 (+VAT)
  • Full-time students: $400 (+VAT)
  • Free VB2017 press passes for technology journalists (limited)

Qualify for a discount? Contact Allison at Virus Bulletin for assistance.


Venue: VB2017 in Madrid, Spain

The 2017 Virus Bulletin conference will be held in Madrid, Spain hosted at the brand new Novotel Madrid Center hotel.

Source: http://www.novotelmadridcenter.com/our-hotel/?lang=en

Book your hotel room

If you wish to stay at the venue hotel and haven't done so already then we suggest that you make your reservation as soon as possible.

Bookings can be made at the VB2017 delegate rate of €145/night* via this link: Book Hotel for VB2017

(* Please note that availability of the VB2017 delegate rate cannot be guaranteed after 1 Sept 2017.)

If there is no longer any availability via the VB conference link, we suggest you try the main Novotel website via this link.

Please note that there are two Novotel hotels in Madrid, the conference venue is the Novotel Madrid Center located at Calle de O'Donnell, 53, 28009 Madrid, Spain.

Problems making a hotel booking?
Contact Allison at Virus Bulletin for assistance.


VB2017 drinks reception – a chance to see a little of Madrid

What better way to relax and catch up with fellow delegates after a packed day of conference sessions than a get together at another great venue in Madrid? The VB2017 Drinks Reception will be held 19:30 to 21:00 on Wednesday 4 October at the Geographic Club. Located in the heart of the Salamanca district about 600m from the conference hotel, this unique bar/restaurant is a tribute to lovers of travel, exploration and adventure – a fitting theme for the international nature of the conference!



Sponsorship opportunities

There are several attractive sponsorship opportunities for VB2017 at Platinum and Gold levels (Silver level sold out!), as well as a number of exhibition packages.

For details of sponsorship opportunities please contact Allison Sketchley by email or call +44 1235 544034. 














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 find 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 27th 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

VB2017 sponsors

Platinum sponsors

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Gold sponsors

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Silver sponsors



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