LABScon 2024

Security Research in Real Time | September 18-21, 2024

LABScon is an intimate event for the world’s top cybersecurity minds to gather, share cutting-edge research, and push the envelope of threat landscape understanding.
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Mountain Shadows Resort

Scottsdale, Arizona

A luxury resort with spectacular views of Camelback Mountain.

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Meet the speakers

Max Smeets

Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

Ben Nimmo


Kim Zetter

Wednesday, September 18th

Day 1

  • 18

    Arrival Day

    7:00 PM - Badge Pickup and Welcome Reception
    7:30 PM - Fireside Chat

Thursday, September 19th

Day 2

  • 19

    Keynote Day

Friday, September 20th

Day 3

  • 20

    Multi-Track Day

    3rd Annual Cyber Crime Gala

Saturday, September 21st

Day 4

  • 21

    Standard Departure Day or Research & Recovery Day Add-On


What is LABScon?

LABScon is an invite-only conference for security researchers. It is an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge research into cyber threat actors, hunting techniques, vulnerabilities and exploits, and new tooling to empower peers in this space. It is also an opportunity to interface with leading researchers and journalists in a jovial atmosphere that rewards research discoveries in our space. The conference is vendor-agnostic; there will be no vendor hall or product pitching of any kind.

Where/When is LABScon?

LABScon will take place at Mountain Shadows Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona from Wednesday, September 18, 2024 to Saturday, September 21, 2024.

What is the Research & Recovery Day Add-On?

R&R Day is an optional paid add-on for attendees, speakers, and sponsors to share in a combination of workshops, collaboration meetings, poolside cabanas, and recovery activities. The add-on includes an additional hotel night (Saturday, September 21, 2024) and will be limited to a smaller group of participants at a first come, first served basis.

How Do I Get an Invite to Attend?

If you’d like to request an invite, please complete the form here

What is the cost of attendance?

LABScon is an immersive experience. Attendance packages include accommodation, meals, and conference events. Packages will be made available to invitees.

Can I bring a +1?

We want to encourage attendees to get to know each other and be immersed in the conference. Attendee and speaker packages do not include +1s. Additional seats for meals and nighttime events will be available in limited quantities at an additional cost.

How Do I Apply to Present?

The LABScon CFP is now closed.

What Is the Code of Conduct?

Are Speakers Covered?

LABScon covers hotel accommodation and admission to LABScon events for a primary speaker. Secondary speakers (included in the original CFP submission) will have their attendance covered but are responsible for their own accommodation at the conference rate. Speakers are responsible for their respective travel costs.

What is the Deadline for Call For Papers?

The CFP deadline will be in June. Submissions after this deadline may not be considered. Accepted speakers will be notified by July.

How will talks be chosen?

All submissions will be carefully considered by our CFP Advisory Board. We are particularly interested in talks about Threat Intelligence and Hunting, Malware Analysis, Threat Actor tracking, Exploits and Vulnerabilities, and Tools that can massively empower researchers. Talks that shill for a specific product or are an attempt at product marketing will be disqualified.

How long are the talks?

The talks are 20 minutes of content and 5m of Q&A. This may seem short by normal conference standards but given the proficiency of the audience, speakers should feel comfortable diving into the nitty-gritty material of their talk without needing to spend as much time introducing concepts.

What about talks with two speakers?

If accepted, LABScon will cover accommodation for the primary speaker and conference attendance for both speakers. Accommodation arrangements will be made available at a discounted rate for the second speaker.

What about accommodation?

LABScon is designed to be an immersive experience. Attendees, speakers, and journalists will share the same hotel, meals, and events.

Can I sponsor LABScon?

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please email to

Will the event be streamed?

No. LABScon is designed to be an in-person event. Recordings of the talks may become available at a later date, contingent on the speaker’s approval.

Will the talks be recorded?

Talks will be recorded at the discretion of the speakers and shared at a later date. View the talks from 2022 here.

What if my talk gets accepted but I can’t afford to pay for travel?

Please reach out to, we will consider the needs of speakers on a case-by-case basis.

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Program Committee

Julia Knecht


Julia Knecht is Application Security Engineering Manager at Netflix - her team takes an engineering-first approach to securing applications and services at scale and speed. Julia has specialized in product and application security; building teams and programs that enable the business via secure paved roads, strong environmental insights and excellent security-developer experience. Julia previously managed Product Security and Privacy Architecture at Adobe.

Vicente Diaz


Vicente Diaz is a specialist in Threat Intelligence and Threat Hunting, and recently joined the VirusTotal team in Google as Threat Intelligence Strategist. He holds a degree in Computer Science and an MsC in Artificial Intelligence. He was e-crime manager in S21sec for 5 years and deputy director for EU in Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis team for almost 10 years. He was responsible for the APT Intelligence Reporting service.

Fahmida Rashid


Fahmida Rashid is an award-winning technology journalist with experience covering nearly every aspect of the technology industry with a primary focus on cybersecurity and privacy. Fahmida specializes in data and pattern analysis and the introduction of data science and data journalism opportunities. She is currently a features editor at DarkReading, covering security for an enterprise IT audience.

Perri Adams


Ms. Perri Adams joined DARPA's Information Innovation Office (I2O) as a program manager in June 2022. Her research interests include vulnerability discovery and remediation, secure software development, reverse engineering, program analysis, and automation in cyberspace operations.

Thomas Rid

Johns Hopkins University

Thomas Rid is Professor of Strategic Studies and founding director of the Alperovitch Institute for Cybersecurity Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. From April to July 2022 he also is a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress. Rid is the author of the acclaimed Active Measures, a sweeping history of disinformation. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times and the Washington Post, and he has testified in front of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence as well as in the German Bundestag and the UK Parliament.

Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade


Juan Andrés is AVP of Research for SentinelLabs and Distinguished Resident Fellow for Threat Intelligence at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Alperovitch Institute. Before joining SentinelOne, JAGS led multiple threat intelligence teams at Google, Chronicle, was a Principal Security Researcher at GReAT focusing on targeted attacks, and worked as Senior Cybersecurity and National Security Advisor to the Government of Ecuador. In 2023, JAGS was presented with a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for furthering U.S. cyber preparedness. His research work is the subject of two permanent exhibits at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

Chris St. Myers


Chris is the Head of Threat Research at Stairwell where he leads a dedicated team specializing in the research and analysis of a spectrum of threats. His primary focus is on equipping customers with comprehensive analysis and insights, aiding them in effectively safeguarding their organizations.

Chris’ career spans more than two decades, marked by a number of significant roles. Before his current tenure at Stairwell, he served as a Sr. Staff Threat Researcher, Research Team Lead at Chronicle (Google Cloud), Manager of Espionage Intelligence at iDefense, and Lead Researcher at Rackspace.

Costin Raiu

Art of Noh

Costin specializes in analyzing advanced persistent threats and high-level malware attacks. He led the team that researched the inner workings of Stuxnet, Duqu, Carbanak, Lazarus, BlueNoroff, Moonlight Maze and the Equation Group. Costin has over 24 years of experience in anti-virus technologies and security research. He is a member of the Virus Bulletin Technical Advisory Board, a member of the Computer AntiVirus Researchers’ Organization (CARO) and a reporter for the Wildlist Organization International. Some of his hobbies include chess, photography and Science Fiction literature.