Welcome to the Open Security Conference (osco), the people-centred international gathering for everyone interested in cybersecurity.

A different kind of security conference

Osco presents a different concept of security conference - literally from the community, for the community! It offers a platform to ease the learning curve in cybersecurity and provides the opportunity to learn, discuss, and teach.

We are a group of enthusiasts working in different areas of cybersecurity and adjacent domains. Our jobs range from security champions in delivery teams to security consultants and CISO-like roles. We met at various non-security events and realised we’re tired of the gatekeeping that pushes interested folks away from security. We figured we were missing a security event run as an Open Space - an event where all folks interested in security can learn from each other, no matter their current roles, areas or levels of expertise. We decided to fill this gap, bring this effective community-driven format to security and hence create a different kind of security event, focused on people and breaking any gatekeeping.

As part of the Open Space format, no agenda is set before the event. To give you an idea what kinds of topics you can expect at osco:

… and anything else you’d like to hear or talk about!

The magic recipe is that we co-create the program together onsite - whatever is most valuable to you right there and then will become part of the agenda! Bring your ideas, questions, interests, challenges; this is where we will all get the best out of it.

On top of that, the conference will be opened with two amazing keynotes by Björn Kimminich and Yvonne Johnson!

Osco is for you if you want to…

Get the best out of conferences: the hallway track of serendipitously insightful conversations.

Hear from the experts: get inspired by folks from different cybersecurity areas, all in one place.

Network, your way: make real connections through hands-on interaction.

Learn what you want to learn: we co-create the program, your chance to shine!

Experience something unusual: you’ll be surprised how quickly program uncertainty will change into excitement about the sessions offered.

What’s the price tag?

The whole conference for the 3 days is at most 500-600 €. This price includes the conference, food and non-alcoholic drinks as well as the accommodation for two nights. The more sponsors we’ll get, the lower the ticket price will be for everyone.

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We’re looking forward to welcoming you!