BlueHat IL 2017 Announced

Microsoft is thrilled to announce BlueHat IL 2017. This will mark the first time BlueHat is held in Tel Aviv and it will take place on January 24-25, 2017. Given its location, Israel further serves as a harness which draws in researchers from across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The Israeli edition will focus on research and researchers bringing forth the latest in security research and trends (no vendor, sales, product pitches etc. will be allowed).

BlueHat IL will be an exclusive, 2-day, single track event which will host hundreds of by-invitation only global security top professionals from the cyber security community including industry, startups, academia, intelligence, independent research institutes and more.

At this time we are also opening the call for papers which will run September 26th through November 11th, 2016. We are looking for true cyber research revolutionaries, game changers or thought leaders to submit an abstract for a chance to take the stage in front of our audience of top security professionals. Some possible themes we are interested in seeing abstracts on are:

  • Virtualization & Cloud-based research, exploits, and defense
  • How customers are getting owned (case studies and research)
  • New Exploit techniques
  • Emerging Threats & Trends
  • Anti-exploitation techniques
  • Identity & Authentication research, exploits, and defense
  • Infrastructure & IoT Security research, exploits, and defense
  • Machine learning & security analytics

There are limited slots available to present so bring your best proposals forward. Successful submissions typically have strong calls for action, focus on engineering and security audiences and incorporate how this impacts the threat environment. Come challenge us and help shape how professionals thinks about security! Submit your abstracts here:

Like its Redmond counterpart, BlueHat IL will bring the security community and Microsoft together to learn about the current threat landscape and to challenge the thinking and actions that lead us when we take on the ever-evolving field of security.

Watch this blog over the fall as we will release more information and previews for BlueHat IL 2017. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in Tel Aviv.


Phillip Misner,

Principal Security Group Manager, MSRC