LABScon 2023

Security Research in Real Time | September 20-23, 2023

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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Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Scottsdale, Arizona

A Spanish-inspired luxury resort nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain.

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Meet the speakers

Christiaan Triebert

The New York Times

Jason Kikta


Robert Ghilduta

Nuand LLC

Daniel Adamitis

Lumen Technologies


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 the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona from Wednesday, September 20, 2023 to Saturday, September 23, 2023 with an option to extend to Sunday, September 24, 2023 with the Research & Recovery Day Add-On.

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 23, 2023) 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?

Submissions are being accepted here.

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 Senior Director at SentinelLabs and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS Alperovitch Institute. JAGS was Chronicle Security's Research Tsar and a startup co-founder. Prior to Chronicle, he was Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky's GReAT and worked as a Senior Security Advisor to the Government of Ecuador. His joint work on Moonlight Maze is now featured in the International Spy Museum's permanent exhibit in Washington, DC.