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VB2018 will be held 3-5 October 2018 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

For any queries please contact conference@virusbulletin.com.





VB Conference: Shaping tomorrow's IT security

Register.jpgIn its 28th year, the annual Virus Bulletin International Conference (VB2018) will once again be one of the cybersecurity events of the year.

From 3-5 October 2018, 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.

VB2018 will offer three full days of cutting-edge presentations, debates and discussion that cover all aspects of the global threat landscape.


VB2018 papers and programme

The full VB2018 programme can be seen here.

Just some of the many highlights include:

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Unpacking the packed unpacker: reversing an Android anti-analysis



Zoltan-Balazs-web.jpgZoltan Balazs
MRG Effitas

Explain Ethereum smart contract hacking like I am five



Jerome-Segura-web.jpgJérôme Segura

From drive-by download to drive-by mining: understanding the new paradigm



Rowland-Yu-web.jpgRowland Yu

The missing link in the chain? Android network analysis




Partnership opportunities

Want to show that your organization cares about the future and health of the IT security industry, demonstrate your commitment to moving it forward, while at the same time reaching out to experts and corporate decision makers?

You can achieve all of this by partnering with the Virus Bulletin (VB) Conference, whose core values are education, collaboration and exchange of ideas, and which has over nearly three decades become the premier and longest-serving technical event in the security industry.

There are lots of opportunities to partner with VB2018 at a variety of levels. For details contact Allison Sketchley by email or telephone +44 1235 544034.

Venue: VB2018 in Montreal

The 2018 Virus Bulletin conference will be held at the newly refurbished Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Source: http://www.fairmont.com/queen-elizabeth-montreal/media/photos/

Book your hotel room

If you wish to stay at the venue hotel, we suggest that you make your reservation as soon as possible.

Bookings can be made at the VB2018 delegate rate of CAD289/night* (+taxes) via this link: Book Hotel for VB2018

(*Please note that the VB2018 accommodation rate at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth cannot be guaranteed after 7 September 2018.)

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









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, Fortinet

See more testimonials


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 28th 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

VB2018 partners

Platinum partners


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Silver partners


Getting connected partner


Evening networking partner


Also supported by

SE Labs

Conference Archive

Details of past VB conferences

Péter Szőr Award

The Annual Péter Szőr Award for Technical Security Research

VB Conference Testimonials

Some of the comments made by delegates of recent VB Conferences

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