Why Attend a VB Conference?


VB2018 takes place 3-5 October 2018 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel in Monreal, Quebec, Canada.

Why you should attend a VB conference

The VB Conference is an annual event at which the brains of IT security from around the world gather to learn, debate, pass on their knowledge and move the industry forward.

The event provides three full days of learning opportunities and networking with industry experts and covers all aspects of the global threat landscape.

VB Conferences focus on the key themes:

  • Malware & botnets
  • Anti-malware tools & techniques
  • Mobile devices
  • Hacking & vulnerabilities
  • Spam & social networks
  • Network security

Whether you are an IT professional charged with defending your organization's systems and data or a vendor-based security researcher, the VB conference offers opportunities to learn from the best in the industry, discuss methods and technologies, and build contacts.

The VB conference offers:

Presentations by world-leading security industry experts: learn about new technologies, new research and the latest intelligence on emerging threats.

Networking: the VB conference is designed to allow delegates to make the most of every networking opportunity. Network with vendors, top industry experts and other IT security professionals - compare practices and experiences, debate and challenge ideas, and take home new information to apply in your own business environment.

Key vendors: the leading innovators in the anti-threat space will attend VB2018.

An opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to building knowledge, sharing insight and collaborating in global efforts to combat cybercrime.

See what past VB Conference delegates have to say about the event here.

State your case

Outline your business case for attending the conference - download our letter template as a guide for justifying to your budget holder why you should attend the next VB Conference.


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Some of the comments made by delegates of recent VB Conferences

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Details of past VB conferences

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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

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

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