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





VB2018 papers and programme

The VB2018 programme featured top-class researchers and security industry experts from around the world. Check out the VB2018 speakers and the full programme.

Just some of the many highlights included:

Patrick-Wardle-web.jpgPatrick Wardle
Digita Security

Fire & ice: making and breaking macOS firewalls



Warren-Mercer-web.jpgPaul-Rascagneres-web.jpgPaul Rascagneres & Warren Mercer
Cisco Talos

Who wasn’t responsible for Olympic Destroyer?



Paul-Vixie-web.jpgPaul Vixie
Farsight Security

The modality of mortality in domain names



Masarah-Paquet-Clouston-web.jpgMasarah Paquet-Clouston

Uncovering the wholesale industry of social media fraud: from botnet to bulk reseller panels




Threat Intelligence Summit (TIS)

Throughout its history, Virus Bulletin has been actively involved in threat intelligence, not only as a provider but even more so as a facilitator – the VB Conference has long been one of the prime places where security experts gather to exchange data and to build those connections that are essential for intelligence sharing.

Thus we were very excited that VB2018 included a special summit dedicated to threat intelligence.

Venue: VB2018 in Montreal

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

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




2-4 October 2019 London, UK


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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 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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Gold partners


Silver partners


Sponsor of the VB2018 Threat Intelligence Summit


Getting connected partner


Evening networking partner


Early morning caffeine hit 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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