Following the success of last year's event, organization has begun for the HiverCon 2003 Corporate Security Conference. To be held in Dublin on November 6th-7th the venue is the Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel set in the heart of the city center. . .
Following the success of last year's event, organization has begun for the HiverCon 2003 Corporate Security Conference. To be held in Dublin on November 6th-7th the venue is the Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel set in the heart of the city center.

In its second year the HiverCon Security conferences have become an unmissable event in the security calendar. We are currently seeking submissions of papers, all the details are in the Call For Papers below and accessible on the HiverCon website Papers are being accepted until August 1st so you have plenty of time.

Also of note, HIVERCON Security has been launched as a separate entity providing a range of security products and services to the larger business community.

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See you in November,

Mark Anderson
HiverCon 2003

HIVERCON 2003 CALL FOR PAPERS - issued April 22nd 2003

Papers and presentations are being accepted for HiverCon 2003 to be held at Jurys Doyle Hotel in Dublin on November 6th-7th. Please email your submissions to, submissions will be accepted until August 1st 2003.


In its second year, HiverCon is the only corporate European centric information security conference that caters for an international audience. Following last years conference, HiverCon 2003 will bring together the leading minds in the international security industry for an intense two day event. HiverCon covers the breaking security issues as well as the issues that are not quite upon us. More importantly HiverCon strives to teach the thinking and methodologies taken by hackers and researchers when breaking security.


HiverCon 2003 will cover a range of topics on current issues in the security field. Below are guideline topics for paper submission, but is by no means a definitive list, we especially welcome new research and previously untouched topics.
  • Wireless Security
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Privacy & Anonymity
  • Firewall Technologies
  • Application Security
  • Incident Response and Computer Forensics
  • Security Auditing
  • Biometrics

All talks should be 75 minutes in length including time for delegate participation and questions at the end of the presentation. Inclusion of any talk related tools, white papers or source code will help during the selection process. While we try to facilitate speakers' requests for equipment, we may not be able to accommodate all requests. In cases where we cannot guarantee special equipment the speaker is expected to supply hardware and/or software. Each speaker is also expected to bring their own laptop to display their presentation.

All talks must be vendor neutral, while speakers are welcome to present on behalf of a company - sales pitches will be thrown out.


For each chosen presentation HiverCon will pay for 1 round trip economy flight, 1 hotel room for 3 nights and 1 speaking fee of 1,000 Euro.


Please include the following information with your submission:
  1. What title you are submitting your paper under.
  2. A valid e-mail address AND telephone number where you can be reached.
  3. Number of people that will be presenting.
  4. A brief biography on why you are qualified to speak on your topic. This will be used on as well as in any press material for the conference.
  5. If you are speaking under a company name, please specify for which company you work.
Talks detailing new research and vulnerabilities will get priority during the evaluation process. HiverCon is one of the few corporate security conferences that not only pays a speaker honorium but covers speaker travel and accommodation costs, and as such we favour talks that present original material that has not been seen before.

Note that by presenting at HiverCon 2003 you grant HiverCon permission to reproduce, distribute and/or advertise your talk as seen fit.


Please visit for further conference information. The HiverCon mailing list is the best way to stay up to date with conference news.


HiverCon 2002 will take place on the 6th and 7th of November 2003 at the Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin

Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel,
Pembroke Road, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Tel: (+353 1) 660 5000
Fax: (+353 1) 660 5540

April 22, 2003: Call For Papers issued.
June 30, 2003: Registration opens.
August 1, 2003: Call for Papers closes.
September 12, 2003: Early Bird Registration closes.
October 17, 2003: Presentations for the printed conference proceedings are due.
October 24, 2003: Final Papers, all tools, source code and materials for conference CD are due.
November 6-7, 2003: HIVERCON 2003

See for more information. Please e-mail if you have any questions, comments or requests.