Virus Bulletin 2010 Conference – call for papers

Graham Cluley
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Virus Bulletin conference 2010
Those awfully nice people at Virus Bulletin magazine are asking for people to submit papers for the VB2010 conference they will be holding later this year.

The conference leapfrogs around the world from city to city, and this time it will be held in Vancouver from 29th September – 1st October. VB2010 will be their 20th conference (the first one I managed to attend was VB94 in Jersey) so it’s bound to be quite a party.

One thing that’s worth remembering is that you don’t have to be a expert in malware or spam analysis to submit a paper, as they welcome submissions for both the technical and the corporate stream.

Indeed, in my experience, the papers presented by “civillians” whose day-to-day job is protecting a business from attack or educating reluctant workers about the importance of computer security are often the most interesting. In the past, presentations by members of law enforcement agencies have also been fascinating.

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You can find out much more, including details of possible topics, on the “Call for papers” section of Virus Bulletin’s website, as well as an online submission form for abstracts.

You only have until March 5th to submit your abstract, so: don’t delay, good luck, and I look forward to seeing you at the conference!


Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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